the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship at sea, and the way of a man with a young woman.
This is the way of an adulteress: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, "I've done nothing wrong."
The earth trembles under three things; it cannot bear up under four:
a servant when he becomes king, a fool when he is stuffed with food,
an unloved woman when she marries, and a serving girl when she ousts her lady.a24
Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise:
the ants are not a strong people, yet they store up their food in the summer;b26
hyraxes are not a mighty people, yet they make their homes in the cliffs;
locusts have no king, yet all of them march in ranks;
a lizardc can be caught in your hands, yet it lives in kings' palaces.
Three things are stately in their stride, even four are stately in their walk: