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4'Whoso is thoughtless, let him turn in hither';
As for him that lacketh understanding, she saith to him:
5'Come, eat of my bread,
And drink of the wine which I have mingled.
6Forsake all thoughtlessness, and live;
And walk in the way of understanding.
7He that correcteth a scorner getteth to himself shame,
And he that reproveth a wicked man, it becometh unto him a blot.
8Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee;
Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.
9Give to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser;
Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the All-holy is understanding.
11For by me thy days shall be multiplied,
And the years of thy life shall be increased.
12If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself;
And if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.'
13The woman Folly is riotous;
She is thoughtless, and knoweth nothing.
14And she sitteth at the door of her house,
On a seat in the high places of the city,
15To call to them that pass by,
Who go right on their ways:
16'Whoso is thoughtless, let him turn in hither';
And as for him that lacketh understanding, she saith to him:
17'Stolen waters are sweet,
And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.'
18But he knoweth not that the shades are there;
That her guests are in the depths of the nether-world.

10 The proverbs of Solomon.

A wise son maketh a glad father;
But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.
2Treasures of wickedness profit nothing;
But righteousness delivereth from death.
3The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish;
But He thrusteth away the desire of the wicked.
4He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand; But the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
5A wise son gathereth in summer;
But a son that doeth shamefully sleepeth in harvest.
6Blessings are upon the head of the righteous;
But the mouth of the wicked concealeth violence.
7The memory of the righteous shall be for a blessing;
But the name of the wicked shall rot.
8The wise in heart will receive commandments;
But a prating fool shall fall.