Ben Sira 4:3-13

3 Don't add to the troubles of someone who is already desperate. If he is in need, don't put off giving to him.
4 Don't refuse to help a beggar who is in distress. Don't turn your back on a poor person or give him any reason to curse you.
6 If he becomes so bitter that he does curse you, his Creator will hear his prayer.
7 Make yourself popular in the synagogue. Bow your head to men of authority.
8 Listen to what the poor have to say, and answer them politely.
9 Protect people from those who want to wrong them, and be firm in your judgments.
10 Be like a father to orphans, and provide widows with the help their husbands can no longer give them. Then you will be like a child of the Most High, and he will love you more than your own mother does.
11 Wisdom takes care of those who look for her; she raises them to greatness.
12 Loving her is loving life itself; rising early to look for her is pure joy.
13 Anyone who obtains Wisdom will be greatly honored. Wherever he goes, the Lord will bless him.