Sunday, 1 June 2008

When to speak and when to be silent

Yesterday I came accross this passage in the bible which I'd like to share with you all.

Book of Sirach 8:5-17

One who revels in pleasure will be condemned,
hating gossip save one from evil.

Never repeat what you are told and you will come to no harm.

Report nothing to friend or foe and, unless silence is sinful,
reveal it to no one.
They will listen, distrust you and you will end up being hated.

Have you heard something? Let it die with you,
remain calm; you will not burst with it.

A fool suffers like a woman in childbirth over something he is told.

Like an arrow stuck in his thigh, such is a secret inside a fool.

Speak with your friend: perhaps he has done nothing and,
if he has, he will not do it again.

Speak with your friend: perhaps he has not said anything and,
if he has, he will not say it again.

Speak with your friend for there is much slander;
do not believe all that you hear.

Often, unintentional slips are made;
for who has never sinned by evil tongues?

Speak with your neighbour before you heap accusations
on him; then leave room for the Law of the Almighty.

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