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1 The sons of wisdom are the Church of the just: and their generation is obedience and love.
2 Sons, listen to the judgment of your father, and act accordingly, so that you may be saved.
Sir3:1 Hear me your father, O children, and do thereafter, that ye may be safe.
3 For God has honored the father in the sons, and, when seeking the judgment of the mother, he has confirmed it in the children.
Sir3:2 For the Lord hath given the father honour over the children, and hath confirmed the authority of the mother over the sons.
4 He who loves God will plead with him on behalf of sins, and will keep himself away from sin, and will be heeded in the prayers of his days.
Sir3:3 Whoso honoureth his father maketh an atonement for his sins
5 And, like one who stores up treasure, so also is he who honors his mother.
Sir3:4 And he that honoureth his mother is as one that layeth up treasure.
6 He who honors his father will find happiness in his own children, and he will be heeded in the day of his prayer.
Sir3:5 Whoso honoureth his father shall have joy of his own children; and when he maketh his prayer, he shall be heard.
7 He who honors his father will live a long life. And he who obeys his father will be a refreshment to his mother.
Sir3:6 He that honoureth his father shall have a long life; and he that is obedient unto the Lord shall be a comfort to his mother.
8 He who fears the Lord honors his parents, and he will serve them as masters, for it is they who conceived him.
Sir3:7 He that feareth the Lord will honour his father, and will do service unto his parents, as to his masters.
9 In word and deed, and in all things, honor your father with patience,
Sir3:8 Honour thy father and mother both in word and deed, that a blessing may come upon thee from them.
10 so that a blessing may come to you from him, and so that his blessing may remain to the very end.
11 The blessing of the father strengthens the houses of the sons; but the curse of the mother uproots even its foundation.
Sir3:9 For the blessing of the father establisheth the houses of children; but the curse of the mother rooteth out foundations.
12 Do not boast in the disgrace of your father; for his shame is not your glory.
Sir3:10 Glory not in the dishonour of thy father; for thy father’s dishonour is no glory unto thee.
13 For the glory of a man is from the honor of his father, and a father without honor is a discredit to the son.
14 Son, support your father in his old age, and do not grieve him in his life.
Sir3:12 My son, help thy father in his age, and grieve him not as long as he liveth.
15 And if his mind should fail, show kindness; and do not spurn him when you are in your strength. For almsgiving to the father will never be forgotten.
Sir3:13 And if his understanding fail, have patience with him; and despise him not when thou art in thy full strength.
16 For even in return for the sin of the mother, good will be repaid to you.
Sir3:14 For the relieving of thy father shall not be forgotten: and instead of sins it shall be added to build thee up.