3Unless a man hold himself diligently in the fear of the Lord, his house shall soon be overthrown. 4As when one sifteth with a sieve, the refuse remaineth; so the filth of man in his talk. 5The furnace proveth the potter's vessels; so the trial of man is in his reasoning. 6The fruit declareth if the tree have been dressed; so is the utterance of a conceit in the heart of man.7Praise no man before thou hearest him speak; for this is the trial of men. 8If thou followest righteousness, thou shalt obtain her, and put her on, as a glorious long robe. 9The birds will resort unto their like; so will truth return unto them that practise in her.
"The fruit declareth if the tree have been dressed; so is the utterance of a conceit in the heart of man." Ecclesiasticus 27:6 KJVSimilar VersesSave