“Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge
And fill himself with the east wind?
“Do you intend to reprove my words,
When the words of one in despair belong to the wind?
“How long will you say these things,
And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?
Ephraim feeds on wind,
And pursues the east wind continually;
He multiplies lies and violence.
Moreover, he makes a covenant with Assyria,
And oil is carried to Egypt.
“Shall a multitude of words go unanswered,
And a talkative man be acquitted?
“What you know I also know;
I am not inferior to you.
Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.