than a house filled with feasts of strife.
and in the midst of brothers he will share his inheritance.
but Yahweh will test hearts.
and the liar gives heed to the tongue of mischief.
he who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.
6 The crown of the elderly are ⌊grandchildren⌋,a
and the glory of children is their fathers.
7 ⌊Fine speech⌋b is not becoming a fool,
8 The bribe is a stone of magic in the eyes of its owner;e
⌊everywhere⌋f he will turn, he will prosper.
but he who waits on a matter will alienate a friend.
deeper than one hundred blows to a fool.
and a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
and not a fool in his folly.
evil will not depart from his house.
before it breaks out, stop the quarrel.
the two of them are both abominations of Yahweh.
17 The friend loves at all timesi,
but a brother is born for adversity.
he becomes security before his neighbor.
he who builds his high thresholds seeks destruction.
20 He who is crooked of heartl will not find goodness,
and he who is perverse, by his tongue he will fall into calamity.
the father of a fool will not rejoice.
but a downcast spirit will dry out bones.
in order to pervert the ways of justice.
but the eyes of a fool, to the end of the earth.m
and bitterness to her who bore him.
nor to flog nobles for uprightness.
and a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
28 Even a fool who keeps silent ⌊shall be considered wise⌋;n
he who closes his lips is intelligent.
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