And to lay bare any secret counsel:
And find favour in the sight of all living.
qBut of these things be not ashamed,
And of justice, to do right by the wicked;
And of smiting the side of an evil-disposed servantx.
And let giving and receiving all be in writing.—
So shalt thou be truly well-advised,
(b) 42:9–14. The care of daughters
And from a woman a woman’s wickedness.
In praise of God as Nature’s Lord.
(a) 42:15–25. Exordium
And what I have seen I would recount.
And seeth what cometh unto eternityl.
And He needeth none to give counsel.
(b) 43:1–26. Recital of the manifestations in Nature of God’s might
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