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29 The affliction of an hour causes one to forget great delights, and in the end of a man is the uncovering of his works.
30 You should not praise any man before death. For a man is known by his children.
Sir11:28 Judge none blessed before his death: for a man shall be known in his children.
31 You should not bring every man into your house. For many are the snares of the deceitful.
Sir11:29 Bring not every man into thine house: for the deceitful man hath many trains.
32 For as a stomach with a bad smell vomits, and as a partridge is led into a cage, and like a deer led into a snare, so also is the heart of the arrogant. And it is like a bystander watching his neighbor fall.
Sir11:30 Like as a partridge taken and kept in a cage, so is the heart of the proud; and like as a spy, watcheth he for thy fall
33 For it lies in ambush, and then turns good into evil, and it will place the blame on the elect.
Sir11:31 For he lieth in wait, and turneth good into evil, and in things worthy praise will lay blame upon thee.
34 From one spark, a great fire grows; and from one deceitful man, much blood flows. But a very sinful man lies in ambush for blood.
Sir11:32 Of a spark of fire a heap of coals is kindled: and a sinful man layeth wait for blood.