19 Before your neighbors, be ashamed of theft. Be ashamed of breaking a promise, of leaning on the dinner table with your elbows, of stinginess when you are asked for something, 20 of not returning a greeting, of staring at a prostitute, 21 of turning down a relative's request, of depriving someone of what is rightly his, of staring at another man's wife, 22 of playing around with his slave woman (keep away from her bed!) of insulting your friends, of following up your gifts with criticism, 23 of betraying secrets. These are times when it is proper for you to be ashamed, and people will respect you for it.

References for Ben Sira 41:19

    • g 41:19 - [Hebrew] of breaking a promise; [Greek] of yourself before the truth of God.