the way of an eagle in the air, the way of a serpent upon a rock, the way of a ship in the midst of the sea, and the way of a man with a maid.
Such is the way of an adulterous woman: she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, "I have done no wickedness."
For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:
for a servant when he reigneth, and a fool when he is filled with meat,
for an odious woman when she is married, and a handmaid who is heir to her mistress.
There are four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise:
the ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
the conies are but a feeble folk, yet they make their houses in the rocks;
the locusts have no king, yet they go forth, all of them in ranks;
the spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.
There are three things which go well, yea, four which are comely in their goings: