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Sirach 40:29
When people look to another person’s table, their way of life cannot be considered a life. They pollute themselves by eating someone else’s food, but a person who is intelligent and educated will guard against that.
My son, in thy lifetime be not indigent: for it is better to die than to want.
If you have to depend on someone else for your food, you are not really living your own life. You pollute yourself by accepting food from another. Begging is torture to the soul of any sensitive person.
When one has to look to a stranger’s table, life is not worth living. The delicacies offered bring revulsion of spirit, and to the intelligent, inward torture.
When one looks to the table of another, one’s way of life cannot be considered a life. One loses self-respect with another person’s food, but one who is intelligent and well instructed guards against that.
When one looks to the table of another, one’s way of life cannot be considered a life. One loses self-respect with another person’s food, but one who is intelligent and well instructed guards against that.
When one looks to the table of another, one’s way of life cannot be considered a life. One loses self-respect with another person’s food, but one who is intelligent and well instructed guards against that.
When one looks to the table of another, one’s way of life cannot be considered a life. One loses self-respect with another person’s food, but one who is intelligent and well instructed guards against that.
When a man looks to the table of another, his existence cannot be considered as life. He pollutes himself with another man’s food, but a man who is intelligent and well instructed guards against that.
When a man looks to the table of another, his existence cannot be considered as life. He pollutes himself with another man’s food, but a man who is intelligent and well instructed guards against that.
A man beholding into another man’s board, his life is not in the thought of lifelode (or about livelihood); for he sustaineth his life with other men’s meats. Forsooth a chastised man and learned, shall keep himself. [A man beholding into another man’s board, the life of him is not in the thinking of lifelode; forsooth he nourisheth his life with other men’s meats. A man forsooth disciplined and taught, shall keep himself.]
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