Sirach Chapter 43

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1: The pride of the height, the clear firmament, the beauty of heaven, with his glorious shew; edit

2: The sun when it appeareth, declaring at his rising a marvellous instrument, the work of the most High: edit

3: At noon it parcheth the country, and who can abide the burning heat thereof? edit

4: A man blowing a furnace is in works of heat, but the sun burneth the mountains three times more; breathing out fiery vapours, and sending forth bright beams, it dimmeth the eyes. edit

5: Great is the Lord that made it; and at his commandment runneth hastily. edit

6: He made the moon also to serve in her season for a declaration of times, and a sign of the world. edit

7: From the moon is the sign of feasts, a light that decreaseth in her perfection. edit

8: The month is called after her name, increasing wonderfully in her changing, being an instrument of the armies above, shining in the firmament of heaven; edit

9: The beauty of heaven, the glory of the stars, an ornament giving light in the highest places of the Lord. edit

10: At the commandment of the Holy One they will stand in their order, and never faint in their watches. edit

11: Look upon the rainbow, and praise him that made it; very beautiful it is in the brightness thereof. edit

12: It compasseth the heaven about with a glorious circle, and the hands of the most High have bended it. edit

13: By his commandment he maketh the snow to fall aplace, and sendeth swiftly the lightnings of his judgment. edit

14: Through this the treasures are opened: and clouds fly forth as fowls. edit

15: By his great power he maketh the clouds firm, and the hailstones are broken small. edit

16: At his sight the mountains are shaken, and at his will the south wind bloweth. edit

17: The noise of the thunder maketh the earth to tremble: so doth the northern storm and the whirlwind: as birds flying he scattereth the snow, and the falling down thereof is as the lighting of grasshoppers: edit

18: The eye marvelleth at the beauty of the whiteness thereof, and the heart is astonished at the raining of it. edit

19: The hoarfrost also as salt he poureth on the earth, and being congealed, it lieth on the top of sharp stakes. edit

20: When the cold north wind bloweth, and the water is congealed into ice, it abideth upon every gathering together of water, and clotheth the water as with a breastplate. edit

21: It devoureth the mountains, and burneth the wilderness, and consumeth the grass as fire. edit

22: A present remedy of all is a mist coming speedily, a dew coming after heat refresheth. edit

23: By his counsel he appeaseth the deep, and planteth islands therein. 24: They that sail on the sea tell of the danger thereof; and when we hear it with our ears, we marvel thereat. edit

Sirach Chapter 43, Verse 24/KJV edit

25: For therein be strange and wondrous works, variety of all kinds of beasts and whales created. edit

26: By him the end of them hath prosperous success, and by his word all things consist. edit

27: We may speak much, and yet come short: wherefore in sum, he is all. edit

28: How shall we be able to magnify him? for he is great above all his works. edit

29: The Lord is terrible and very great, and marvellous is his power. edit

30: When ye glorify the Lord, exalt him as much as ye can; for even yet will he far exceed: and when ye exalt him, put forth all your strength, and be not weary; for ye can never go far enough. edit

31: Who hath seen him, that he might tell us? and who can magnify him as he is? edit

32: There are yet hid greater things than these be, for we have seen but a few of his works. edit

33: For the Lord hath made all things; and to the godly hath he given wisdom. edit

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