16 Two kinds of individuals multiply sins,
and a third incurs wrath.
Hot passion that blazes like a fire
will not be quenched until it burns itself out;
one who commits fornication with his near of kin
will never cease until the fire burns him up.
he will never weary until he dies.
says to himself, “Who can see me?
Darkness surrounds me, the walls hide me,
and no one sees me. Why should I worry?
The Most High will not remember sins.”
and he does not realize that the eyes of the Lord
are ten thousand times brighter than the sun;
they look upon every aspect of human behavior
and see into hidden corners.
and so it is since its completion.
and where he least suspects it, he will be seized.
and presents him with an heir by another man.
second, she has committed an offense against her husband;
and third, through her fornication she has committed adultery
and brought forth children by another man.
and her punishment will extend to her children.
and her branches will not bear fruit.
and her disgrace will never be blotted out.
that nothing is better than the fear of the Lord,
and nothing sweeter than to heed the commandments of the Lord.f
The Praise of Wisdom g
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