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16 The shedding of blood is in the quarrels of the arrogant; and their evil talk is grievous to hear.
Sir27:15 The strife of the proud is bloodshedding, and their revilings are grievous to the ear.
17 Whoever discloses the secret of a friend breaks faith; and he will not find a friend for his soul.
Sir27:16 Whoso discovereth secrets loseth his credit; and shall never find friend to his mind.
18 Love your neighbor, and be united with him faithfully.
Sir27:17 Love thy friend, and be faithful unto him: but if thou betrayest his secrets, follow no more after him.
19 But if you disclose his secrets, you should not continue to follow after him.
20 For like a man who destroys his friend, so also is he who destroys the friendship of his neighbor.
Sir27:18 For as a man hath destroyed his enemy; so hast thou lost the love of thy neighbour.
21 And like someone releasing a bird from his hand, so have you abandoned your neighbor, and you will not obtain him again.
Sir27:19 As one that letteth a bird go out of his hand, so hast thou let thy neighbour go, and shalt not get him again