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Sirach 27:6
A tree’s fruit reveals how well it has been cultivated. In the same way, reasoning makes plain a person’s thoughts.
The furnace trieth the potter's vessels, and the trial of affliction just men.
You can tell how well a tree has been cared for by the fruit it bears, and you can tell a person's feelings by the way he expresses himself.
The fruit of a tree shows the care it has had; so speech discloses the bent of a person’s heart.
Its fruit discloses the cultivation of a tree; so a person’s speech discloses the cultivation of his mind.
Its fruit discloses the cultivation of a tree; so a person’s speech discloses the cultivation of his mind.
Its fruit discloses the cultivation of a tree; so a person’s speech discloses the cultivation of his mind.
Its fruit discloses the cultivation of a tree; so a person’s speech discloses the cultivation of his mind.
The fruit discloses the cultivation of a tree; so the expression of a thought discloses the cultivation of a man’s mind.
The fruit discloses the cultivation of a tree; so the expression of a thought discloses the cultivation of a man’s mind.
As churl-like travail about a tree showeth the fruit thereof, so a word of thought showeth the heart of man. [As the earth-working of a tree showeth the fruit of him, so a word of thinking the heart of a man.]
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