Chapter 9

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Why is Ecclesiasticus shown with the King James Bible?

1 Be not jealous over the wife of thy bosom, and teach her not an evil lesson against thyself.

2 Give not thy soul unto a woman to set her foot upon thy substance.

3 Meet not with an harlot, lest thou fall into her snares.

4 Use not much the company of a woman that is a singer, lest thou be taken with her attempts.

5 Gaze not on a maid, that thou fall not by those things that are precious in her.

6 Give not thy soul unto harlots, that thou lose not thine inheritance.

7 Look not round about thee in the streets of the city, neither wander thou in the solitary place thereof.

8 Turn away thine eye from a beautiful woman, and look not upon another's beauty; for many have been deceived by the beauty of a woman; for herewith love is kindled as a fire.

9 Sit not at all with another man's wife, nor sit down with her in thine arms, and spend not thy money with her at the wine; lest thine heart incline unto her, and so through thy desire thou fall into destruction.

10 Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.

11 Envy not the glory of a sinner: for thou knowest not what shall be his end.

12 Delight not in the thing that the ungodly have pleasure in; but remember they shall not go unpunished unto their grave.

13 Keep thee far from the man that hath power to kill; so shalt thou not doubt the fear of death: and if thou come unto him, make no fault, lest he take away thy life presently: remember that thou goest in the midst of snares, and that thou walkest upon the battlements of the city.

14 As near as thou canst, guess at thy neighbour, and consult with the wise.

15 Let thy talk be with the wise, and all thy communication in the law of the most High.

16 And let just men eat and drink with thee; and let thy glorying be in the fear of the Lord.

17 For the hand of the artificer the work shall be commended: and the wise ruler of the people for his speech.

18 A man of an ill tongue is dangerous in his city; and he that is rash in his talk shall be hated.

Discussion for Ecclesiasticus 9

  • JesusIsComingSoon
    I am so happy that God as led me to these hidden books at this season in my life. Everything is in Gods perfect timing. May God bless you all and keep you in his care.
  • Leonel for verse 4
    Also another name for the book of Ecclesiasticus is the book of Sirach. Same book.
  • Leonel for verse 4
    Don 't get confused with books. One book is called Ecclesiastes and the other book is called Ecclesiasticus. Two different books in the Old Testament.
  • G
    15 "Let thy talk be with the wise, and all thy communication in the law of the most High."

    Friend,though I agree that this book and chapter speak to our lives today as it then. And I believe that it is the inspired Word of God.
    I do not percieve or understand in any sense it speaks of disease rather than morality. Espcially, it doesn't name a disease or say that we will be diseased by doing those things warned about.
    I have a feeling the same things were said about syphilis in its advent.
    My concern is when we can attribute things through our own revelation to scripture, because of what we read, that may not mean that as literally stated in the scripture.
    In this instance,though I believe you are genuine,the chapter does not even allude to what you state.
    I hope your view isn't that of a wrathful God who punishes and destroys as in the Old Testament. That same God sent Jesus in grace mercy and love to enable Him to be with us.
  • Innocent Munautsi for verse 8
    it reaaly reveals the truth about human nature and many have fallen way side by these woman, this disease HIV/AIDS is all about us man hunting or chasing after these beautiful woman i wish this book has been part ofthe current bible for it has the truth about human life and the real issues that are affecting us these days.
  • Ray
    Even though this book is not in the current King James Version, it doesn't mean that it wasn't there in the beginning. The 1611 King James Bible Version has this book along with the other Apocrypha books which were taken out after the fact. So who is to say that these were added? Just because you are not familiar with them doesn't mean they were added. Best thing to do is to read and weigh the context and if it agrees with your "known version". Meaning the same teachings are being taught then each individual has to make up their own mind on the credibility. I believe that GOD wants you to study to show yourselves approved. We are also not to judge, but we can discern what we read or not read that is why GOD gave us a brain. May God Bless you in your studies. I am thankful that these are posted so they can be read. I myself have a copy of the 1611 King James Bible Version and these books are there. Have a good day...
  • Deciple for verse 4
    As a follower of Jesus Christ, My Heavenly Father God, there is no book name Ecclesiasticus in the Holy Bible (King James Version). This was originated by the Roman Catholics. Also called Book of Sirach. In Deuteronomy 4:2, Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.
  • Theuns Koch for verse 4
    I have checked this scripture in almost every translation, including King James Version. After hearing about it, sad to say that I did find such a scripture it is however in a apocryptic book called Sirag.
  • Anita Roberts for verse 4
    I never saw or heard of this Book Ecclesiastes, I have Ecclesiastes......not in my King James Version...Was it written by one of the Apostles? Not the same context in New World Translation or my King James....Who did write it and when?