"Call if you will, but who will answer you?1 To which of the holy ones2 will you turn?
Resentment3 kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.4
I myself have seen5 a fool taking root,6 but suddenly7 his house was cursed.8
His children9 are far from safety,10 crushed in court11 without a defender.12
The hungry consume his harvest,13 taking it even from among thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.
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