So it is with an evil man who is double-tongued.
(f) 6:2–4. A Warning against lustful passions
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4 And theyd will leave thee as a dried-up tree.
(g) 6:5–17. Concerning true and false Friendship
But thy confidantp one in a thousand.
And be not in haste to trust him.
And continueth not in the day ofr affliction;
And be on thy guard against thy friends.
14 A faithful friend is a strong defenced,
And his worth cannot be weighed.
(a) 6:18–22. Wisdom is a joy to those who seek her, but harsh to the foolish
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And wait for the abundance of her fruits.
For to-morrow shalt thou eat her fruits.
And he that is lacking in understanding cannot abide in her.
And he is not slow to cast her off.
And to most men she is not manifest.
(b) 6:23–31. They who seek Wisdom shall receive a crown of joy
And refuse not my counsel;
And thy neck into her chainw.
And keep her ways with thy whole powery.
And take hold of her, and let her not go;
And her fetters a cord of bluef.
(c) 6:32–37. A reward awaits those who diligently seek Wisdom
And whoso is wise, cleave unto himl.
And let not a wise proverbn escape thee.
37 Meditate in the fear of the Most Highr,
(d) 7:1–3. An Exhortation to keep from Sin
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