Rich experience is the crown of the aged, and their boast is the fear of the Lord.
I can think of nine whom I would call blessed, and a tenth my tongue proclaims: a man who can rejoice in his children; a man who lives to see the downfall of his foes.
Happy the man who lives with a sensible wife, and the one who does not plow with ox and ass together. Happy is the one who does not sin with the tongue, and the one who has not served an inferior.
Happy is the one who finds a friend, and the one who speaks to attentive listeners.
How great is the one who finds wisdom! But none is superior to the one who fears the Lord.
Heb Syr: Gk lacks [and the one who does not plow with ox and ass together]
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