"They delight the king with their wickedness, the princes with their lies.1
They are all adulterers,2 burning like an oven whose fire the baker need not stir from the kneading of the dough till it rises.
On the day of the festival of our king the princes become inflamed with wine,3 and he joins hands with the mockers.4
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