4 tOn a man like himself he hath no mercy;
And doth he make supplication for his own sinst?
(h) 28:8–12. Warnings against quarrelling
And casteth enmityg in the midst of the peaceful.
(i) 28:13–26. The mischief that is wrought by a wicked tongue
Even strong cities hath it destroyeds,
And laid wastet the dwellings of the great.
And deprived them of their laboursv.
16 wHe that hearkeneth thereto shall not find rest,
Neither shall be dwell in quietnessw.
But the stroke of the tongue breaketh bones.
19 Happy the man that is shelteredx therefrom,
That hath not drawn the yoke thereof,
And that hath not been bound with its bands.
And its bands are bands of brass.
They will not be burned in her flame;
And she will burn among them, and not be quenched;
As a lion shall she be sent upon them,
And as a leopard shall she destroy themb.
G 25(a) Make a balance and weight for thy words.
26 Take heed that thou slip not therebyg,
(j) 29:1–13. On lending and borrowing
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The Greek Version
The Syriac Version
Codex Monacensis Gr. 551
Codex Vaticanus 346