For if thou come nigh it, it will bite theee;
It slayethh the souls of men.
From the stroke thereof is no healing.
5 The supplication of the poor man comethp unto His ears,
And spieth out the sinner at oncev.
G 8 He that buildeth his house with other men’s money
And their end is the flame of firex.
(c) 21:11–17. The contrast between the godly man who is wise and the godless man who is a fool
14 The heart kof a fool is like a broken vessel,
He commendeth it, and addeth thereto;
G And casteth it behind his back.
17 The utterancer of the prudent is sought for in the assembly,
And his words are pondered in the heart.
(d) 21:18–28. Further contrast between the godly man and the fool
18 As a prison-houses is Wisdom to a fool,
And as manacles on their right hand.
And as a bracelet upon their right arm.
He curseth his own soul.
(e) 22:1–2. The Despicableness of Sloth
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