since you don’t know what the day will bring.
a stranger, not your own lips.
but the resentment caused by a fool is even heavier.
but jealousy is even more dangerous.
is better than hidden love!
are better than many kisses from an enemy.
but even bitter food tastes sweet to the hungry.
is like a bird that strays from its nest.
is as sweet as perfume and incense.
either yours or your father’s.
When disaster strikes, you won’t have to ask your brother for assistance.
It’s better to go to a neighbor than to a brother who lives far away.
11 Be wise, my child,* and make my heart glad.
Then I will be able to answer my critics.
The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.
Get a deposit if he does it for foreigners.*
will be taken as a curse!
as constant dripping on a rainy day.
or trying to hold something with greased hands.
so a friend sharpens a friend.
so workers who protect their employer’s interests will be rewarded.
so the heart reflects the real person.
20 Just as Death and Destruction* are never satisfied,
so human desire is never satisfied.
but a person is tested by being praised.*
even though you grind them like grain with mortar and pestle.
and put your heart into caring for your herds,
and the crown might not be passed to the next generation.
and the mountain grasses are gathered in,
and your goats will provide the price of a field.
your family, and your servant girls.
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