And let not a discerning man reject them.
Pray unto God, for He can healz.
Nor should he be far awayh, for of him there is need.
(b) 38:16–23. On mourning for the dead
In accordance with what is due to him bury his body,
And make mourning such as befits him:
Thou canst not profit him, while thou harmest thyself.
22 cRemember his doom, for it is the doom of thyself—
And be consoled when his soul departeth.
(a) 38:24–30. The superiority of the scribe over the labourer and artisan
And his anxiety is to complete his work.
(b) 38:31–34. Though unfitted for the highest offices the craftsman fills an essential place
(c) 39:1–11. The ideal scribe described
Who searcheth out the wisdom of all the ancients,
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