Chapter 2

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1 My son, if thou come to serve the Lord, prepare thy soul for temptation.

2 Set thy heart aright, and constantly endure, and make not haste in time of trouble.

3 Cleave unto him, and depart not away, that thou mayest be increased at thy last end.

4 Whatsoever is brought upon thee take cheerfully, and be patient when thou art changed to a low estate.

5 For gold is tried in the fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.

6 Believe in him, and he will help thee; order thy way aright, and trust in him.

7 Ye that fear the Lord, wait for his mercy; and go not aside, lest ye fall.

8 Ye that fear the Lord, believe him; and your reward shall not fail.

9 Ye that fear the Lord, hope for good, and for everlasting joy and mercy.

10 Look at the generations of old, and see; did ever any trust in the Lord, and was confounded? or did any abide in his fear, and was forsaken? or whom did he ever despise, that called upon him?

11 For the Lord is full of compassion and mercy, longsuffering, and very pitiful, and forgiveth sins, and saveth in time of affliction.

12 Woe be to fearful hearts, and faint hands, and the sinner that goeth two ways!

13 Woe unto him that is fainthearted! for he believeth not; therefore shall he not be defended.

14 Woe unto you that have lost patience! and what will ye do when the Lord shall visit you?

15 They that fear the Lord will not disobey his Word; and they that love him will keep his ways.

16 They that fear the Lord will seek that which is well, pleasing unto him; and they that love him shall be filled with the law.

17 They that fear the Lord will prepare their hearts, and humble their souls in his sight,

18 Saying, We will fall into the hands of the Lord, and not into the hands of men: for as his majesty is, so is his mercy.

Discussion for Ecclesiasticus 2

  • Jared Clark
    There are strong disputes between eastern and western Christianity one of those is the western version of the books the Bible, believe that some holy scriptures are not good enough to be in the Bible, some denominations disclaim there importance at all. In the east the books include other holy texts left out of the western bible. Check out Eastern Orthodoxy...
  • Rachel
    I cannot find this scripture actually in the Bible. Please explain.
  • Mr. Anderson
    A person claims the book of Ecclesiasticus does not line up with remainder of bible because " This book claims that giving alms justifies a man. We know that only JESUS CHRIST justifies!" Now the Words of God will not be fully understood if its not read in the Spirit of God. The justification in the giving of alms lies in the heart of man. Mark 12: 43,44. Proverbs 3: 5,9. Proverbs 14: 30.
  • Bryce
    I am so tired of all the trolls complaining about how these books were removed from the BIBLE! Can you read? They do not even line up with the BIBLE and were never part of the BIBLE. This book claims that giving alms justifies a man. We know that only JESUS CHRIST justifies!
  • Chidi
    a place of solace to the weary mind a place of preparation for determined pilgrim for acceptable men are tested and tried in the furnance of adversity.
  • Kenny
    One of the better books in all the Scriptures....wonder the reason it was hidden????...this Chapter is saying so much...........
  • Apostle Cedonulli
    As the gold is hidden so is the word of Yahweh. Joy to the world I have found it.

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