G The concord of brethren, and the friendship of neighbours,
And I am greatly offended at their life:
(c) 25:3–6. A beautiful thing is wisdom and counsel among the aged
How wilt thou find in thine old age?
And for elders to know counsel!
5 How beautiful is the wisdom of princesf,
6 The crowng of the aged is their much experience,
And their glorying is the fear of the Lord.
(d) 25:7–11. Ten types of men who are blessed
And a tenth will I speak of with my tongue:
A man that hath joy of his childrenhh,
Who liveth to see his enemy’s fall.
But he is not above him that feareth the Lord.
(e) 25:13–15. Some of the worst forms of evil
(= 2 + 1 distichs).
Any wickedness, only not the wickedness of a woman!
Any vengeance, only not the vengeance of enemies!
And there is no wrath above the wrath of a womanmm.
(f) 25:16–26. The evil of a wicked woman
And darkeneth her countenance like that of a bearoo.
May the lot of the wicked fall upon her!
So is a woman of tongue to a quiet manr.
21 Fall nots because of the beauty of woman,
Nor to a wicked woman powerx.
(g) 26:1–4. The happiness of the man who has a good wife
(= 2 + 2 distichs).
The Syriac Version
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