Set not your heart upon your goods;
And say not, They are sufficient for me.
Follow not your own mind and your strength,
To walk in the desires of your heart;
And say not, Who shall have dominion over me?
For the Lord will surely take vengeance on you.
Say not, I sinned, and what happened to me?
For the Lord is longsuffering. The
Concerning atonement, be not without fear,
To add sin upon sins:
And say not, His compassion is great;
He will be pacified for the multitude of my sins:
For mercy and wrath are with him,
And his indignation will rest upon sinners.
Make no tarrying to turn to the Lord;
And put not off from day to day:
For suddenly shall the wrath of the Lord come forth; A
And you shall perish in the time of vengeance.
Set not your heart upon unrighteous gains:
For you shall profit nothing in the day of calamity.
Winnow not with every wind,
And walk not in every path:
Thus does the sinner that has a double tongue.
10 Be stedfast in your understanding;
And let your word be one.
11 Be swift to hear; The
And with patience make your answer.
12 If you have understanding, answer your neighbor;
And if not, let your hand be upon your mouth.
13 Glory and dishonor is in talk:
And the tongue of a man is his fall.
14 Be not called a whisperer;
And lie not in wait with your tongue:
For upon the thief there is shame,
And an evil condemnation upon him that has a double tongue.
15 In a great matter and in a small, be not ignorant;
+Or,alike workTheword is of very doubtful meaning.1:5+Verses1:55 and 7 are omitted by the best authorities1:7+Verses1:75 and 7 are omitted by the best authorities1:15+1:15Gr.1:15nested.1:18+1:18Gr.health1:18of cure.1:18+The1:18remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.1:21+Verse1:2121 is omitted by the best authorities.1:23+Most1:23authorities read1:23resist.1:23+1:23Or,1:23until1:23his1:23season1:24+1:24Or,1:24until1:24his1:24season1:28+The1:28remainder of this line is omitted by the best authorities.2:4+2:4Gr.in2:4the changes of your humiliation.3:7+The3:7preceding words of this verse are omitted by the best authorities.3:19+Verse3:1919 is omitted by the best authorities.3:25+Most3:25authorities omit verse 25, and transpose the lines in verse 26.3:27+3:27Gr.3:27sins.4:13+4:13Or,4:13she4:19+4:19Gr.to4:19the hands of his fall.4:20+4:20Or,an4:20evil man4:22+4:22Or,be4:22not abashed4:23+4:23Gr.in4:23an occasion of safety.4:23+Most4:23authorities omit this line.4:29+Some4:29authorities read4:29rough.4:31+4:31Or,drawn4:31back5:4+The5:4remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.5:7+A5:7line of this verse is here omitted by the best authorities.5:11+The5:11remainder of this line is omitted by the best authorities.