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9 He who has not been tested, what does he know? A man with much experience will consider many things. And whoever has learned much will explain with understanding.
Sir34:Sir31:9 A man that hath travelled knoweth many things; and he that hath much experience will declare wisdom.
10 He who has no experience knows little. And he who has done many things has made many mistakes.
Sir34:Sir31:10 He that hath no experience knoweth little: but he that hath travelled is full of prudence.
11 He who has not been tested, what kind of things can he know? He who has been deceived will be more cunning.
12 I have seen much by wandering, and the customs of many things.
Sir34:Sir31:11 When I travelled, I saw many things; and I understand more than I can express.
13 At times, I have even been in danger of death because of these things, but I was freed by the grace of God.
Sir34:Sir31:12 I was ofttimes in danger of death: yet I was delivered because of these things.
14 The spirit of those who fear God is sought, and they will be blessed by his providence.
Sir34:Sir31:13 The spirit of those that fear the Lord shall live; for their hope is in him that saveth them.
15 For their hope is in him who saves them, and the eyes of God are on those who love him.
16 Those who fear the Lord will tremble at nothing, and they will not be terrified. For he is their hope.
Sir34:Sir31:14 Whoso feareth the Lord shall not fear nor be afraid; for he is his hope.
17 The soul of him who fears the Lord is blessed.
Sir34:Sir31:15 Blessed is the soul of him that feareth the Lord: to whom doth he look? and who is his strength?