1:27. The fear of the Lord driveth out sin:
1:28. For he that is without fear, cannot be justified: for the wrath of his high spirits is his ruin.
1:29. A patient man shall bear for a time, and afterwards joy shall be restored to him.
1:30. A good understanding will hide his words for a time, and the lips of many shall declare his wisdom.
1:31. In the treasures of wisdom is the signification of discipline:
1:32. But the worship of God is an abomination to a sinner.
1:33. Son, if thou desire wisdom, keep justice, and God will give her to thee.
1:34. For the fear of the Lord is wisdom and discipline: and that which is agreeable to him,
1:35. Is faith, and meekness: and he will fill up his treasures.
1:36. Be not incredulous to the fear of the Lord: and come not to him with a double heart.
1:37. Be not a hypocrite in the sight of men, and let not thy lips be a stumblingblock to thee.
1:38. Watch over them, lest thou fall, and bring dishonour upon thy soul,
1:39. And God discover thy secrets, and cast thee down in the midst of the congregation.
1:40. Because thou camest to the Lord wickedly, and thy heart is full of guile and deceit.
Ecclesiasticus Chapter 2
God's servants must look for temptations: and must arm themselves with patience and confidence in God.
2:1. Son, when thou comest to the service of God, stand in justice and in fear, and prepare thy soul for temptation.
2:2. Humble thy heart, and endure: incline thy ear, and receive the words of understanding: and make not haste in the time of clouds.
2:3. Wait on God with patience: join thyself to God, and endure, that thy life may be increased in the latter end.
2:4. Take all that shall be brought upon thee: and in thy sorrow endure, and in thy humiliation keep patience.
2:5. For gold and silver are tried in the fire, but acceptable men in the furnace of humiliation.
2:6. Believe God, and he will recover thee: and direct thy way, and trust in him. Keep his fear, and grow old therein.
2:7. Ye that fear the Lord, wait for his mercy: and go not aside from him lest ye fall.
2:8. Ye that fear the Lord, believe him: and your reward shall not be made void.
2:9. Ye that fear the Lord hope in him, and mercy shall come to you for your delight.
2:10. Ye that fear the Lord, love him, and your hearts shall be enlightened.
2:11. My children behold the generations of men: and know ye that no one hath hoped in the Lord, and hath been confounded.
2:12. For who hath continued in his commandment, and hath been forsaken?
or who hath called upon him, and he despised him?
2:13. For God is compassionate and merciful, and will forgive sins in the day of tribulation: and he is a protector to all that seek him in truth.
2:14. Woe to them that are of a double heart and to wicked lips, and to the hands that do evil, and to the sinner that goeth on the earth two ways.
2:15. Woe to them that are fainthearted, who believe not God: and therefore they shall not be protected by him.
2:16. Woe to them that have lost patience, and that have forsaken the right ways, and have gone aside into crooked ways.
2:17. And what will they do, when the Lord shall begin to examine?
2:18. They that fear the Lord, will not be incredulous to his word: and they that love him, will keep his way.
2:19. They that fear the Lord, will seek after the things that are well pleasing to him: and they that love him, shall be filled with his law.
2:20. They that fear the Lord, will prepare their hearts, and in his sight will sanctify their souls,
2:21. They that fear the Lord, keep his commandments, and will have patience even until his visitation,
2:22. Saying: If we do not penance, we shall fall into the hands of the Lord, and not into the hands of men.
2:23. For according to his greatness, so also is his mercy with him.
Ecclesiasticus Chapter 3
Lessons concerning the honour of parents, and humility, and avoiding curiosity.
3:1. The sons of wisdom are the church of the just: and their generation, obedience and love.
3:2. Children, hear the judgment of your father, and so do that you may be saved.
3:3. For God hath made the father honourable to the children: and seeking the judgment of the mothers, hath confirmed it upon the children.
3:4. He that loveth God, shall obtain pardon for his sins by prayer, and shall refrain himself from them, and shall be heard in the prayer of days.
3:5. And he that honoureth his mother is as one that layeth up a treasure.
3:6. He that honoureth his father shall have joy in his own children, and in the day of his prayer he shall be heard.
3:7. He that honoureth his father shall enjoy a long life: and he that obeyeth the father, shall be a comfort to his mother.
3:8. He that feareth the Lord, honoureth his parents, and will serve them as his masters that brought him into the world.