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Sirach 36Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

36 God of all things, have thou mercy on us; and behold thou us, and show to us the light of thy merciful doings. [Have mercy of us, God of all things; and behold us, and show to us the light of thy mercy doings.]

And send thy dread on heathen men, that sought not thee, (so) that they know that no God is, no but thou; that they tell out thy great deeds. [And send in thy dread upon Gentiles, that sought not thee, that they know for there is not God, but thou; that they tell out they great worthy deeds.]

Raise thine hand on heathen men aliens, (so) that they see thy power. [Rear up thine hand upon alien folks, that they see thy might.]

For as thou were hallowed in us in the sight of them, so in our sight thou shalt be magnified in them;

(so) that they know thee, as and we have known (thee), that none other is God, except thee, Lord. [that they know thee, as we have known, for there is none other God, save thee, Lord.]

Make thou new signs, and change thou marvels; glorify the hand, and the right arm.

Raise thou strong vengeance, and shed out ire; take away the adversary, and torment the enemy. [Rear up madness, (or anger), and pour out wrath; enhance, (or raise, that is, raze) the adversary, and torment the enemy.]

Haste(n) thou the time, and have thou mind on the end, (so) that they tell out thy marvels. [Hie thou the time, and have mind of the end, that they tell out thy marvels.]

And he that is saved, be devoured in the ire of flame; and they that treat worst thy people, find perdition.

10 All-break thou the head(s) of princes, and of enemies, saying, None other is, except us. [Bruise or break thou the head(s) of princes, and of the enemy, saying, There is none other, save we.]

11 Gather thou together all the lineages of Jacob, and know they that no God is, no but thou, (so) that they tell out thy great deeds; and thou shalt inherit them, as at the beginning. [Gather together all the lineages of Jacob, and know they for there is no God but thou, that they tell out thy great worthy deeds; and thou shalt heritage them, as from the beginning.]

12 Have thou mercy on thy people, on which thy name is called in to help; and on Israel, whom thou madest even to thy first (en)gendered son. [Have mercy on thy people, upon which is inwardly called thy name; and to Israel, whom thou hast evened to thy first (be)gotten.]

13 Have thou mercy on Jerusalem, the city of thine hallowing, on the city of thy rest. [Have mercy to Jerusalem, the city of thine hallowing, the city of thy rest.]

14 Fill thou Zion with thy virtues, that may not be told out, and fill thy people with thy glory. [Full-fill Zion with thine untellable virtues, and thy people with thy glory.]

15 Give thou witnessing, that at the beginning they were thy creatures; and raise thou (the) prayers, which the former prophets spake in thy name. [Give witnessing, for from the beginning thy creatures they be; and rear the prayers, that the rather prophets spake in thy name.]

16 Lord, give thou meed (or reward) to them that abide thee, (so) that thy prophets be found true; [Give meed, Lord, to men sustaining thee, that thy prophets faithful be found;]

17 and hear thou the prayer of thy servants. After the blessing of Aaron give thou to thy people, and (ad)dress (or direct) thou us into the way of rightfulness; (so) that all men know, that dwell in (or on) (the) earth, that thou art God, the beholder of worlds. [and hear thou the orison of thy servants. After the blessing of Aaron give to thy people, and right rule us into the way of rightwiseness; that they all know, that dwell in the earth, for thou art God, beholder of worlds.]

18 The womb shall eat all meat(s), and one meat is better than another meat.

19 Cheeks touch meat almost, and an unwise heart receiveth false words. [Cheeks touch nigh the meat, and the mis-feeling heart leasing (or lying) words.]

20 A shrewd (or A depraved) heart shall give heaviness, and a wise man shall against-stand it. [The shrewd heart shall give sorrowy sloth, and the wise man shall withstand to it.]

21 A woman shall take each knave child, and (or but) a daughter is better than a son. [The woman shall take each male child, and (or but) there is a daughter better than the son.]

22 The fairness of a woman maketh glad the face of her husband, and (so) she shall bring desire (for herself) over all the covetousness [or all (the) lust] of (her) man.

23 If there is a tongue of healing, [or of curing, (or of caring)], there is also (one) of assuaging, and of mercy; (and) the husband of her is not after (or like) (most of) the (other) sons of men.

24 He that hath in possession a good woman, beginneth (a) possession; she is an help like (to) him(self), and a pillar as (or of) rest.

25 Where an hedge is not, the possession shall be ravished away [or broken]; and where a woman is not, a needy man waileth.

26 To whom believeth he that hath no nest, and boweth down wherever it is dark, as a thief girt, skipping out from city into city? [To whom believeth he that hath not a nest, and bowing down wherever shall be dark, as a girded up thief, leaping out from city into city?]

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