Better is a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king, who will no longer take advice.
One can indeed come out of prison to reign, even though born poor in the kingdom.
I saw all the living who, moving about under the sun, follow that a youth who replaced the king; b16
there was no end to all those people whom he led. Yet those who come later will not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and a chasing after wind. c
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