(g) 13:2–13. Against dangerous and unequal association (a) with the rich, (b) with rulers
(a) vv. 2–8.
And will impoverish thee without a pang.
And wag his head at thee.
(b) vv. 9–13.
And mistrust his much conversation.
12 iA ruthless one maketh peace,
While plotting against the life of manyi.
(h) 13:15–20. Like consorteth with like: what common bond can there be between rich and poor?
Even so the pasture of the rich are the poor.
Even so an abomination to the rich are the poor.
(i) 13:21–23. The world’s treatment of rich and poor—a contrast
When the poor man speaketh: ‘Who is this?’ say they;
(j) 13:24–14:2. A Collection of Miscellaneous Proverbs
25 The heartb of a man changeth his countenance,
Whether for good or for evilc.
But solitude and meditation occasion toilsome thoughts.
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