Who is like the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his countenance is changed.
Keep the king's command, and because of your sacred oath be not dismayed;
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 supreme, and who may say to him, "What are you doing?"
He who obeys a command will meet no harm, and the mind of a wise man will know the time and way.
For every matter has its time and way, although man's trouble lies heavy upon him.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)