1Better it is to have no children, and to have virtue: for the memorial thereof is immortal: because it is known with God, and with men. 2When it is present, men take example at it; and when it is gone, they desire it: it weareth a crown, and triumpheth for ever, having gotten the victory, striving for undefiled rewards. 3But the multiplying brood of the ungodly shall not thrive, nor take deep rooting from bastard slips, nor lay any fast foundation. 4For though they flourish in branches for a time; yet standing not last, they shall be shaken with the wind, and through the force of winds they shall be rooted out.5The imperfect branches shall be broken off, their fruit unprofitable, not ripe to eat, yea, meet for nothing. 6For children begotten of unlawful beds are witnesses of wickedness against their parents in their trial. 7But though the righteous be prevented with death, yet shall he be in rest.