9:1 ot thine heart to every man,Lest he requite thee with a shrewd turn.
9:1 Be not jealous over the wife of thy bosom,And teach her not an evil lesson against thyself.
9:2 Give not thy soul unto a woman,To set her foot upon thy substance.
9:3 Meet not with an harlot,Lest thou fall into her snares.
9:4 Use not much the company of a woman that is a singer,Lest thou be taken with her attempts.
9:5 Gaze not on a maid,That thou fall not by those things that are precious in her.
9:6 Give not thy soul unto harlots,That thou lose not thine inheritance.
9:7 Look not round about thee in the streets of the city,Neither wander thou in the solitary place thereof.
9:8 Turn away thine eye from a beautiful woman, and look not upon another's beauty;For many have been deceived by the beauty of a woman; for herewith love is kindled as a fire.
9:9 Sit not at all with another man's wife,Nor sit down with her in thine arms,And spend not thy money with her at the wine;Lest thine heart incline unto her,And so through thy desire thou fall into destruction.
9:10 Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him:A new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
9:11 Envy not the glory of a sinner:For thou knowest not what shall be his end.
9:12 Delight not in the thing that the ungodly have pleasure in;But remember they shall not go unpunished unto their grave.
9:13 Keep thee far from the man that hath power to kill;So shalt thou not doubt the fear of death:And if thou come unto him, make no fault, lest he take away thy life presently:Remember that thou goest in the midst of snares,And that thou walkest upon the battlements of the city.
9:14 As near as thou canst, guess at thy neighbour,And consult with the wise.
9:15 Let thy talk be with the wise,And all thy communication in the Law of the Most High.
9:16 And let just men eat and drink with thee;And let thy glorying be in the fear of the Lord.
9:17 For the hand of the artificer the work shall be commended:And the wise ruler of the people for his speech.
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