THE BOOKS CALLED APOCRYPHA
1: Hear me your father, O children, and do thereafter, that ye may be safe.
2: For the Lord hath given the father honour over the children, and hath confirmed the authority of the mother over the sons.
3: Whoso honoureth his father maketh an atonement for his sins:
4: And he that honoureth his mother is as one that layeth up treasure.
5: Whoso honoureth his father shall have joy of his own children; and when he maketh his prayer, he shall be heard.
6: He that honoureth his father shall have a long life; and he that is obedient unto the Lord shall be a comfort to his mother.
7: He that feareth the Lord will honour his father, and will do service unto his parents, as to his masters.
8: Honour thy father and mother both in word and deed, that a blessing may come upon thee from them.
9: For the blessing of the father establisheth the houses of children; but the curse of the mother rooteth out foundations.
10: Glory not in the dishonour of thy father; for thy father's dishonour is no glory unto thee.
11: For the glory of a man is from the honour of his father; and a mother in dishonour is a reproach to the children.
12: My son, help thy father in his age, and grieve him not as long as he liveth.
13: And if his understanding fail, have patience with him; and despise him not when thou art in thy full strength.
14: For the relieving of thy father shall not be forgotten: and instead of sins it shall be added to build thee up.
15: In the day of thine affliction it shall be remembered; thy sins also shall melt away, as the ice in the fair warm weather.
16: He that forsaketh his father is as a blasphemer; and he that angereth his mother is cursed: of God.
17: My son, go on with thy business in meekness; so shalt thou be beloved of him that is approved.
18: The greater thou art, the more humble thyself, and thou shalt find favour before the Lord.
19: Many are in high place, and of renown: but mysteries are revealed unto the meek.
20: For the power of the Lord is great, and he is honoured of the lowly.
21: Seek not out things that are too hard for thee, neither search the things that are above thy strength.
22: But what is commanded thee, think thereupon with reverence, for it is not needful for thee to see with thine eyes the things that are in secret.
23: Be not curious in unnecessary matters: for more things are shewed unto thee than men understand.
24: For many are deceived by their own vain opinion; and an evil suspicion hath overthrown their judgment.
25: Without eyes thou shalt want light: profess not the knowledge therefore that thou hast not.
26: A stubborn heart shall fare evil at the last; and he that loveth danger shall perish therein.
27: An obstinate heart shall be laden with sorrows; and the wicked man shall heap sin upon sin.
28: In the punishment of the proud there is no remedy; for the plant of wickedness hath taken root in him.
29: The heart of the prudent will understand a parable; and an attentive ear is the desire of a wise man.
30: Water will quench a flaming fire; and alms maketh an atonement for sins.
31: And he that requiteth good turns is mindful of that which may come hereafter; and when he falleth, he shall find a stay.