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Sirach 42.9-14

Daughters and Fathers

9 A daughter is a secret anxiety to her father,
   and worry over her robs him of sleep:
when she is young, for fear she may not marry,
   or if married, for fear she may be disliked;
10 while a virgin, for fear she may be seduced
   and become pregnant in her father’s house;
or having a husband, for fear she may go astray,
   or, though married, for fear she may be barren.
11 Keep strict watch over a headstrong daughter,
   or she may make you a laughing-stock to your enemies,
a byword in the city and the assembly of* the people,
   and put you to shame in public gatherings.*
See that there is no lattice in her room,
   no spot that overlooks the approaches to the house.*
12 Do not let her parade her beauty before any man,
   or spend her time among married women;*
13 for from garments comes the moth,
   and from a woman comes woman’s wickedness.
14 Better is the wickedness of a man than a woman who does good;
   it is woman who brings shame and disgrace.


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