23 Be happy with what you have, even if it isn't very much, and don't listen to anyone who would insult your home and family.

References for Ben Sira 29:23

    • b 29:23 - don't listen . . . family; [or] don't listen to insults from your family; [some manuscripts do not have these words; one ancient translation has] don't get a reputation for living off other people.