Do not slander a slave to his master, Or he will 1curse you and you will be foundguilty.
There is a akind of man who 2curses his father And does not bless his mother.
There is a bkind who is 3pure in his own eyes, Yet is not washed from his filthiness.
There is a ckind -oh how4lofty are his eyes ! And his eyelids are raised in arrogance.
There is a dkind of man whose 5teeth are like swords And his 6jawteeth like knives, To 7devour the afflicted from the earth And the needy from among men.
The leech has twodaughters, "Give," "Give." There are threethings that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, "Enough ":
16e8Sheol, and the 9barrenwomb, Earth that is neversatisfied with water, And fire that neversays, "Enough."
The eye that 10mocks a father And f11scorns a mother, The 12ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young13eagles will eat it.
18There are threethings which are toowonderful for me, Four which I do not understand :
The way of an 14eagle in the sky, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the middle of the sea, And the way of a man with a maid.
20This is the way of an 15adulterouswoman : She eats and wipes her mouth, And says, "I have donenowrong."