The Bible in Its Traditions

Sirach 37:27–31


27  A wise man will be filled with blessings, and those who see will praise him.

Sir37:24  A wise man shall be filled with blessing; and all they that see him shall count him happy.

28  The life of a man is in the number of his days. But the days of Israel are innumerable.

Sir37:25  The days of the life of man may be numbered: but the days of Israel are innumerable.

29  A wise man will inherit honor among the people, and his name will live in eternity.

Sir37:26  A wise man shall inherit glory among his people, and his name shall be perpetual.

30  Son, test your own mind in your life, and if it is lacking, you should not give it authority.

Sir37:27  My son, prove thy soul in thy life, and see what is evil for it, and give not that unto it.

31  For not all things are fitting for all persons, and not every kind of thing is agreeable to every soul.

Sir37:28  For all things are not profitable for all men, neither hath every soul pleasure in every thing.