If we venture to converse with you, will you be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking?
I have heard the rebuke of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causes me to answer.
Lest you should say, We have found out wisdom: God vanquishes him, not man.
For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before your eyes: nevertheless you heard the voice of my supplications when I cried unto you.
I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalts folly.
See you a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope for a fool than for him.
Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary from holding it back, and I could not.
And she came in immediately with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that you give me at once on a platter the head of John the Baptist.