But in the time of stress standeth aloof.
(d) 37:7–15: Of counsellors true and false
And inform thyself beforehand what is his interest:
And hide thy counsel from him that is envious—
And from a buyer about selling;
That He may direct thy steps in truth.
(a) 37:16–26. True and false wisdom
16 aThe beginning of every action is speech,
And before every work is the thoughta.
17 bThe roots of the heart’s deliberations
(18) Bring forth four branchesb:
And he depriveth himself of all honour].
(b) 37:27–31. Wisdom or discretion applied to eating
And see (that) what harmeth it xthou give it not.
But he that is on his guard prolongeth life.
(a) 38:1–15. The physician has been ordained by God and should be resorted to in sickness
Manuscript D (= Lévi’s C), containing 36:24–38:1.
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The Greek Version