“Do no evil!
Then evil will never overtake you.
Stay away from wrong!
Then it will turn away from you.
Do not sow in the furrows of injustice!
Then you will not reap a sevenfold crop.”
Sirach then gives a short series of wise sayings. Avoid evil and sin. Then they will not overtake you. Stay away from wrong things. Then they will stay away from you. Do not sow your crops in unjust fields. If you do, there will be no reward for you.