(b) 19:4–12. A warning against too much talking
7 Never repeat a wordu,—
And regard thee as an evil-doerx.
(c) 19:13–17. On taking a friend to task on any matter
(= 3 + 2 distichs).
And who hath not sinnedq with his tongue!
(d) 19:20–30. The Difference between Wisdom and Craftiness
Than one that hath much prudence and transgresseth the Law.
But inwardly he is full of deceitn.
28 And there is one whoqq, if for want of power he be hindered from sinning,
Will do harm when he findeth opportunity.
And his gaitv showeth what he is.
(e) 20:1–8. There is a time for silence and a time for speech
The Greek Version
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