Sirach 30

1 {\cf2 He that loueth his sonne, causeth him oft to feele the rodde, that he may haue ioye of him in the ende.}

2 {\cf2 He that chastiseth his sonne, shall haue ioy in him, & shal reioyce of him among his acquaintace.}

3 {\cf2 Hee that teacheth his sonne, grieueth the enemie, and before his friends hee shall reioyce of him.}

4 {\cf2 Though his father dye, yet is he as though he were not dead: for hee hath left one behinde him that is like him.}

5 {\cf2 In his life hee sawe him, and had ioye in him, and was not sorie in his death, neither was hee ashamed before his enemies.}

6 {\cf2 He left behinde him an auenger against his enemies, and one that should shew fauour vnto his friendes.}

7 {\cf2 Hee that flattereth his sonne, bindeth vp his wounds, and his heart is grieued at euery crie.}

8 {\cf2 An vntamed horse will be stubburne, and a wanton childe will be wilfull.}

9 {\cf2 If thou bring vp thy sonne delicately, he shall make thee afraide: and if thou play with him, hee shall bring thee to heauinesse.}

10 {\cf2 Laugh not with him, lest thou be sorie with him, and lest thou gnash thy teeth in the ende.}

11 {\cf2 Giue him no libertie in his youth, & winke not at his folie.}

12 {\cf2 Bowe down his necke while he is yong, and beate him on the sides, while he is a childe, lest he waxe stubburne, and be disobedient vnto thee, and so bring sorow to thine heart.}

13 {\cf2 Chastise thy childe, and be diligent therein, lest his shame grieue thee.}

14 {\cf2 Better is the poore, being whole & strog, then a rich man that is afflicted in his bodie.}

15 {\cf2 Health and strength is aboue all golde, and a whole bodie aboue infinite treasure.}

16 {\cf2 There is no riches aboue a sound bodie, and no ioy aboue the ioy of the heart.}

17 {\cf2 Death is better then a bitter life, and long rest, then continuall sicknes.}

18 {\cf2 The good things that are powred on a mouth shut vp, are as messes of meat set vpon a graue.}

19 {\cf2 What good doeth the offring vnto an idole? for hee can neither eate nor smell: so is hee that is persecuted of the Lord, and beareth the reward of iniquitie.}

20 {\cf2 He seeth with his eies, & groneth like a gelded man, that lieth with a virgin and sigheth.}

21 {\cf2 Giue not ouer thy minde to heauines, and vexe not thy selfe in thine owne counsel.}

22 {\cf2 The ioy of the heart is the life of man, and a mans gladnesse is the prolonging of his dayes.}

23 {\cf2 Loue thine own soule, & cofort thine heart: driue sorowe farre from thee: for sorow hath slayne many, and there is no profite therein.}

24 {\cf2 Enuie and wrath shorten the life, and carefulnes bringeth age before the time.}

25 {\cf2 A noble and good heart will haue consideration of his meat and diet.}