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Sirach 5:14
Don’t get a reputation for being a slanderer, and don’t set traps for people with your speech, because shame comes to the thief, and terrible blame comes upon the deceitful.
If thou have understanding, answer thy neighbour: but if not, let thy hand be upon thy mouth, lest thou be surprised in an unskillful word, and be confounded.
Don't get a reputation for being a gossip, and don't tell tales that will hurt people. Just as robbers will suffer disgrace, so liars will suffer severe condemnation.
Do not be called double-tongued; and with your tongue do not slander a neighbor. For shame has been created for the thief, and sore disgrace for the double-tongued.
Do not be called double-tongued and do not lay traps with your tongue; for shame comes to the thief, and severe condemnation to the double-tongued.
Do not be called double-tongued and do not lay traps with your tongue; for shame comes to the thief, and severe condemnation to the double-tongued.
Do not be called double-tongued and do not lay traps with your tongue; for shame comes to the thief, and severe condemnation to the double-tongued.
Do not be called double-tongued and do not lay traps with your tongue; for shame comes to the thief, and severe condemnation to the double-tongued.
Do not be called a slanderer, and do not lie in ambush with your tongue; for shame comes to the thief, and severe condemnation to the double-tongued.
Do not be called a slanderer, and do not lie in ambush with your tongue; for shame comes to the thief, and severe condemnation to the double-tongued.
Be thou not called a privy evil speaker, in thy life, and be thou not taken in (or with) thy tongue, and be ashamed. Shame and penance is on a thief, and worst shame, either cursing, is on a man of (or with) (a) double tongue. Forsooth hatred and enmity and despising is to a privy backbiter. [Be thou not called a twisel tongue, or a privy backbiter, in thy life, and be thou not taken in thy tongue, and confounded. Forsooth upon a thief is confusion, and pain taking, and worst reproof upon the twisel tongue. To the privy grudgers (or grumblers) hate, and enmity, and strife.]
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