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And spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
My father made
2 Chronicles 22:4
He did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as did the house of Ahab; for they were his counselors after the death of his father, to his destruction.
Memucan answered before the king and the officials, "Vashti the queen has not done wrong to just the king, but also to all the officials and to all the people who are in all the provinces of the King Ahasuerus.
Then the king's servants who served him said, "Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king.
The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish. The counsel of the wisest counselors of Pharaoh has become stupid. How do you say to Pharaoh, "I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?"
All the administrators of the kingdom, the deputies and the satraps, the counselors and the governors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a strong decree, that whoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of you, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
My father made
1 Kings 12:10
The young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, "Thus you shall tell this people who spoke to you, saying, 'Your father made our yoke heavy, but make it lighter to us;' you shall say to them, 'My little finger is thicker than my father's waist.
Pride only breeds quarrels, but with ones who take advice is wisdom.
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out.
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning. The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not boast and do not lie against the truth.
Where do conflicts and quarrels among you come from? Do they not come from your passions that war in your members?
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him.