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Sirach 38:34–39:1

34 uBut they understand the work [they have wrought]u,

And vtheir thoughtv is on the practice of their craft.

(c) 39:1–11. The ideal scribe described

(= 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 4 + 2 + 2 distichs).

39 Not so he that applieth himself wto the fear of Godw,

xAnd to set his mindx upon the Law of the Most High;

Who searcheth out the wisdom of all the ancients,

And yis occupiedy zwith the prophets of oldz;

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