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Chapter 6 23 Give ear, my son, receive my advice, and refuse not my counsel,24 And put thy feet into her fetters, and thy neck into her chain.25 Bow down thy shoulder, and bear her, and be not grieved with her bonds.26 Come unto her with thy whole heart, and keep her ways with all thy power.27 Search, and seek, and she shall be made known unto thee: and when thou hast got hold of her, let her not go.28 For at the last thou shalt find her rest, and that shall be turned to thy joy.29 Then shall her fetters be a strong defence for thee, and her chains a robe of glory.30 For there is a golden ornament upon her, and her bands are purple lace.31 Thou shalt put her on as a robe of honour, and shalt put her about thee as a crown of joy.32 My son, if thou wilt, thou shalt be taught: and if thou wilt apply thy mind, thou shalt be prudent.33 If thou love to hear, thou shalt receive understanding: and if thou bow thine ear, thou shalt be wise,34 Stand in the multitude of the elders; and cleave unto him that is wise.35 Be willing to hear every godly discourse; and let not the parables of understanding escape thee.36 And if thou seest a man of understanding, get thee betimes unto him, and let thy foot wear the steps of his door.37 Let thy mind be upon the ordinances of the Lord and meditate continually in his commandments: he shall establish thine heart, and give thee wisdom at thine owns desire.

Chapter 7 1 Do no evil, so shall no harm come unto thee.2 Depart from the unjust, and iniquity shall turn away from thee.3 My son, sow not upon the furrows of unrighteousness, and thou shalt not reap them sevenfold.4 Seek not of the Lord preeminence, neither of the king the seat of honour.5 justify not thyself before the Lord; and boast not of thy wisdom before the king.6 Seek not to be judge, being not able to take away iniquity; lest at any time thou fear the person of the mighty, an stumblingblock in the way of thy uprightness.7 Offend not against the multitude of a city, and then thou shalt not cast thyself down among the people.8 Bind not one sin upon another; for in one thou shalt not be unpunished.9 Say not, God will look upon the multitude of my oblations, and when I offer to the most high God, he will accept it.10 Be not fainthearted when thou makest thy prayer, and neglect not to give alms.11 Laugh no man to scorn in the bitterness of his soul: for there is one which humbleth and exalteth.12 Devise not a lie against thy brother; neither do the like to thy friend.13 Use not to make any manner of lie: for the custom thereof is not good.14 Use not many words in a multitude of elders, and make not much babbling when thou prayest.15 Hate not laborious work, neither husbandry, which the most High hath ordained.16 Number not thyself among the multitude of sinners, but remember that wrath will not tarry long.17 Humble thyself greatly: for the vengeance of the ungodly is fire and worms.18 Change not a friend for any good by no means; neither a faithful brother for the gold of Ophir.19 Forego not a wise and good woman: for her grace is above gold.20 Whereas thy servant worketh truly, entreat him not evil. nor the hireling that bestoweth himself wholly for thee.