Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his folly will not depart from him.
Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds;
for riches do not last for ever; and does a crown endure to all generations?
When the grass is gone, and the new growth appears, and the herbage of the mountains is gathered,
the lambs will provide your clothing, and the goats the price of a field;
there will be enough goats' milk for your food, for the food of your household and maintenance for your maidens.
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)