6 Ill-timed talk is like party music during mourning, but a whipping and discipline are wisdom at any time.

References for Sirach 22:6

    • a 22:6 - LXXb adds 22:7–8 <i>Children who are brought up to live a good life mask the lowly birth of their parents. Children who take pride in contempt and lack of education pollute the honorable name of their own family</i>.