(f) 22:3–6. The shame and grief of evil children
(= 3 + 1 distichs).
And a daughter is born to his loss.
And she is despised of both.
(g) 22:7–18. The Futility of the Fool
And at the end he saith, ‘What is it?’
And consort not with a piga:
Beware of him, lest thou have trouble,
Turn from him, and thou wilt find rest,
And what is its name but ‘Fool’?
G So a heart established on well-advised counsel
17 mmA heart fixed on thoughtful understanding
Will not remain against the wind,
Be unable to withstand any terrorq.
(h) 22:19–26. How Friendship is dissolved; the duty of a friend
19 A wound rin the eye maketh tears to flow,
20 tHe that throweth a stone at birds scareth them away,
And he that reproachethu a friend dissolveth friendship.
yBut reproach and arrogance, and betrayal of a secret, and a deceitful blow,—
23 Supportz thy neighbour in his poverty,
That thou mayst be heir with him in his inheritancee.
Whosoever heareth it will beware of theem.
(i) 22:27–23:6. The Need of Self-control
And a seal of shrewdness upon my lips,
And that my tongue destroy me nots!
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