Boasting (Sir 10:26-10:27)

“Do not make a display

Of your wisdom

When you do your work.

Do not boast

When you are in want.

Better is the worker

Who has goods in plenty

Than the boaster

Who lacks bread.”

You should not display your wisdom when you are working. You should not boast when you have nothing to boast about. You should be a worker who has plenty rather than a boaster who has nothing to eat.