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Religious and moral duties.

 1 Do no evils, and no evils shall lay hold of thee.
Noli facere mala, et non te apprehendent :

 2 Depart from the unjust, and evils shall depart from thee.
discede ab iniquo, et deficient mala abs te.

 3 My son, sow not evils in the furrows of injustice, and thou shalt not reap them sevenfold.
Fili, non semines mala in sulcis injustitiae, et non metes ea in septuplum.

 4 Seek not of the Lord a pre-eminence, nor of the king the seat of honour.
Noli quaerere a Domino ducatum, neque a rege cathedram honoris.

 5 Justify not thyself before God, for he knoweth the heart: and desire not to appear wise before the king.
Non te justifices ante Deum, quoniam agnitor cordis ipse est : et penes regem noli velle videri sapiens.

 6 Seek not to be made a judge, unless thou have strength enough to extirpate iniquities: lest thou fear the person of the powerful, and lay a stumblingblock for thy integrity.
Noli quaerere fieri judex, nisi valeas virtute irrumpere iniquitates : ne forte extimescas faciem potentis, et ponas scandalum in aequitate tua.

 7 Offend not against the multitude of a city, neither cast thyself in upon the people,
Non pecces in multitudinem civitatis, nec te immittas in populum :

 8 Nor bind sin to sin: for even in one thou shalt not be unpunished.
neque alliges duplicia peccata, nec enim in uno eris immunis.

 9 Be not fainthearted in thy mind:
Noli esse pusillanimis in animo tuo :

 10 Neglect not to pray, and to give alms.
exorare et facere eleemosynam ne despicias.

 11 Say not: God will have respect to the multitude of my gifts, and when I offer to the most high God, he will accept my offerings.
Ne dicas : In multitudine munerum meorum respiciet Deus, et offerente me Deo altissimo, munera mea suscipiet.

 12 Laugh no man to scorn in the bitterness of his soul: for there is one that humbleth and exalteth, God who seeth all.
Non irrideas hominem in amaritudine animae : est enim qui humiliat et exaltat circumspector Deus.

 13 Devise not a lie against thy brother: neither do the like against thy friend.
Noli amare mendacium adversus fratrem tuum, neque in amicum similiter facias.

 14 Be not willing to make any manner of lie: for the custom thereof is not good.
Noli velle mentiri omne mendacium : assiduitas enim illius non est bona.

 15 Be not full of words in a multitude of ancients, and repeat not the word in thy prayer.
Noli verbosus esse in multitudine presbyterorum, et non iteres verbum in oratione tua.

 16 Hate not laborious works, nor husbandry ordained by the most High.
Non oderis laboriosa opera, et rusticationem creatam ab Altissimo.

 17 Number not thyself among the multitude of the disorderly.
Non te reputes in multitudine indisciplinatorum.

 18 Remember wrath, for it will not tarry long.
Memento irae, quoniam non tardabit.

 19 Humble thy spirit very much: for the vengeance on the flesh of the ungodly is fire and worms.
Humilia valde spiritum tuum, quoniam vindicta carnis impii ignis et vermis.

 20 Do not transgress against thy friend deferring money, nor despise thy dear brother for the sake of gold.
Noli praevaricari in amicum pecuniam differentem, neque fratrem carissimum auro spreveris.

 21 Depart not from a wise and good wife, whom thou hast gotten in the fear of the Lord: for the grace of her modesty is above gold.
Noli discedere a muliere sensata et bona, quam sortitus es in timore Domini : gratia enim verecundiae illius super aurum.

 22 Hurt not the servant that worketh faithfully, nor the hired man that giveth thee his life.
Non laedas servum in veritate operantem, neque mercenarium dantem animam suam.

 23 Let a wise servant be dear to thee as thy own soul, defraud him not of liberty, nor leave him needy.
Servus sensatus sit tibi dilectus quasi anima tua : non defraudes illum libertate, neque inopem derelinquas illum.

 24 Hast thou cattle? have an eye to them: and if they be for thy profit, keep them with thee.
Pecora tibi sunt, attende illis : et si sunt utilia, perseverent apud te.

 25 Hast thou children? instruct them, and bow down their neck from their childhood.
Filii tibi sunt? erudi illos, et curva illos a pueritia illorum.

 26 Hast thou daughters? have a care of their body, and shew not thy countenance gay towards them.
Filiae tibi sunt? serva corpus illarum, et non ostendas hilarem faciem tuam ad illas.

 27 Marry thy daughter well, and thou shalt do a great work, and give her to a wise man.
Trade filiam, et grande opus feceris : et homini sensato da illam.

 28 If thou hast a wife according to thy soul, cast her not off: and to her that is hateful, trust not thyself. With thy whole heart,
Mulier si est tibi secundum animam tuam, non projicias illam : et odibili non credas te. In toto corde tuo

 29 Honour thy father, and forget not the groanings of thy mother:
honora patrem tuum, et gemitus matris tuae ne obliviscaris :

 30 Remember that thou hadst not been born but through them: and make a return to them as they have done for thee.
memento quoniam nisi per illos natus non fuisses : et retribue illis, quomodo et illi tibi.

 31 With all thy soul fear the Lord, and reverence his priests.
In tota anima tua time Dominum, et sacerdotes illius sanctifica.

 32 With all thy strength love him that made thee: and forsake not his ministers.
In omni virtute tua dilige eum qui te fecit, et ministros ejus ne derelinquas.

 33 Honour God with all thy soul, and give honour to the priests, and purify thyself with thy arms.
Honora Deum ex tota anima tua, et honorifica sacerdotes, et propurga te cum brachiis.

 34 Give them their portion, as it is commanded thee, of the firstfruits and of purifications: and for thy negligences purify thyself with a few.
Da illis partem, sicut mandatum est tibi, primitiarum et purgationis, et de negligentia tua purga te cum paucis.

 35 Offer to the Lord the gift of thy shoulders, and the sacrifice of sanctification, and the firstfruits of the holy things:
Datum brachiorum tuorum, et sacrificium sanctificationis offeres Domino, et initia sanctorum.

 36 And stretch out thy hand to the poor, that thy expiation and thy blessing may be perfected.
Et pauperi porrige manum tuam, ut perficiatur propitiatio et benedictio tua.

 37 A gift hath grace in the sight of all the living, and restrain not grace from the dead.
Gratia dati in conspectu omnis viventis, et mortuo non prohibeas gratiam.

 38 Be not wanting in comforting them that weep, and walk with them that mourn.
Non desis plorantibus in consolatione, et cum lugentibus ambula.

 39 Be not slow to visit the sick: for by these things thou shalt be confirmed in love.
Non te pigeat visitare infirmum : ex his enim in dilectione firmaberis.

 40 In all thy works remember thy last end, and thou shalt never sin.
In omnibus operibus tuis memorare novissima tua, et in aeternum non peccabis.

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