2 Blessed is the man whose soul doth not reproachf him,
And whose hopeg hath not ceased.
(k) 14:3–19. On the proper use of wealth
3 To him that is small of heart wealth is unfittingh,
And a stranger shall satiate himself with his goods.
And naught is on his table.
Nor hath the decree of Sheol been told theec.
And thy labour to them that cast the lot?
17 All flesh witherethh like a garment,
One fadeth, and another sprouteth;
And the labour of his hands followeth after him.
(a) 14:20–27. The Blessedness of him who seeks Wisdom
(= 4 + 4 distichs).
And that giveth heedm to understanding,
21 That directethn his heart upon her ways,
And giveth heed unto her pathso;
And hearkeneth at her doors;
And fixeth his pegs into her wall;
And dwelleth in a goodly dwelling;
And lodgeth among her branches;
He dwelleth within her habitations.
(b) 15:1–10. How Wisdom is to be attained
indicates that the word or words so enclosed or printed are supplied for the sake of clearness.
indicates that the authority or authorities quoted insert the word or words following this mark.
Manuscript A, containing ch. 3:6–16:26; this consists of six leaves, and may be of the eleventh century.
The Greek Version
indicate an intrusion into the original text.
Cod. A. of the Greek Version.