Who is like the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? Wisdom makes one's face shine, and the hardness of one's countenance is changed.
Keep a the king's command because of your sacred oath.
Do not be terrified; go from his presence, do not delay when the matter is unpleasant, for he does whatever he pleases.
For the word of the king is powerful, and who can say to him, "What are you doing?"
Whoever obeys a command will meet no harm, and the wise mind will know the time and way.
For every matter has its time and way, although the troubles of mortals lie heavy upon them.
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