(7-9) Better is the end of a speech than the beginning. Better is the patient man than the presumptuous.
(7-10) Be not quickly angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of a fool.
(7-11) Say not: What thinkest thou is the cause that former times were better than they are now? for this manner of question is foolish.
(7-12) Wisdom with riches is more profitable, and bringeth more advantage to them that see the sun.
(7-13) For as wisdom is a defence, so money is a defence: but learning and wisdom excel in this, that they give life to him that possesseth them.
(7-14) Consider the works of God, that no man can correct whom he hath despised.
(7-15) In the good day enjoy good things, and beware beforehand of the evil day: for God hath made both the one and the other, that man may not find against him any just complaint.
(7-16) These things also I saw in the days of my vanity: A just man perisheth in his justice, and a wicked man liveth a long time in his wickedness.
(7-17) Be not over just: and be not more wise than is necessary, lest thou become stupid.
(7-18) Be not overmuch wicked: and be not foolish, lest thou die before thy time.
(7-19) It is good that thou shouldst hold up the just, yea and from him withdraw not thy hand: for he that feareth God, neglecteth nothing.