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Sirach 16:3
Don’t be confident that they will live, and don’t rely on their great number. One is better than a thousand, and it’s better to die childless than to have ungodly children.
For better is one that feareth God, than a thousand ungodly children.
Don't put much hope in their future or expect them to live a long time. One child who does the Lord's will is better than a thousand who do not. It is better to go to your grave with no children at all than to have children who are godless.
Do not count on long life for them, or have any hope for their future. For one can be better than a thousand; rather die childless than have impious children!
Do not trust in their survival, or rely on their numbers; for one can be better than a thousand, and to die childless is better than to have ungodly children.
Do not trust in their survival, or rely on their numbers; for one can be better than a thousand, and to die childless is better than to have ungodly children.
Do not trust in their survival, or rely on their numbers; for one can be better than a thousand, and to die childless is better than to have ungodly children.
Do not trust in their survival, or rely on their numbers; for one can be better than a thousand, and to die childless is better than to have ungodly children.
Do not trust in their survival, and do not rely on their multitude; for one is better than a thousand, and to die childless is better than to have ungodly children.
Do not trust in their survival, and do not rely on their multitude; for one is better than a thousand, and to die childless is better than to have ungodly children.
Believe thou not to the life of them, and behold thou not into the travails of them. For why better is one dreading God, than a thousand wicked sons. And it is more profitable to die without sons, than to leave wicked sons. [Not give thou faith to the life of them, and not behold thou into the travails of them. Better is forsooth one dreading God, than a thousand unpious sons. And profitable it is to die without sons, than to leave unpious sons.]
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