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Sirach 16:1
Don’t wish for a multitude of worthless children, and don’t be glad about sons and daughters if they are ungodly.
Rejoice not in ungodly children, if they be multiplied: neither be delighted in them, if the fear of God be not with them.
A large family is nothing to be desired if the children are worthless. Godless children are nothing to be proud of.
Do not yearn for worthless children, or rejoice in wicked offspring.
Do not desire a multitude of worthless children, and do not rejoice in ungodly offspring.
Do not desire a multitude of worthless children, and do not rejoice in ungodly offspring.
Do not desire a multitude of worthless children, and do not rejoice in ungodly offspring.
Do not desire a multitude of worthless children, and do not rejoice in ungodly offspring.
Do not desire a multitude of useless children, nor rejoice in ungodly sons.
Do not desire a multitude of useless children, nor rejoice in ungodly sons.
For he coveteth not the multitude of sons unfaithful and unprofitable. [Forsooth he coveteth not the multitude of unfaithful sons and unprofitable.]
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