Ecclesiastes 7:7-10 NIV

7 Extortion turns a wise man into a fool, and a bribe1 corrupts the heart.

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8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience2 is better than pride.

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9 Do not be quickly provoked3 in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.4

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10 Do not say, "Why were the old days5 better than these?" For it is not wise to ask such questions.

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