Rods are being made ready for the man of pride, and blows for the back of the foolish.
In the lips of him who has knowledge wisdom is seen; but a rod is ready for the back of him who is without sense.
If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if your heart is full of pride, you only will have the pain of it.
The simple man goes after her, like an ox going to its death, like a roe pulled by a cord;
A word of protest goes deeper into one who has sense than a hundred blows into a foolish man.
A foolish man's lips are a cause of fighting, and his mouth makes him open to blows.
And now, take care that you do not make sport of him, or your bands will be made strong; for I have had word from the Lord, the Lord of armies, of an end, of a complete end, which is to come on all the land.
For the cruel one has come to nothing; and those who make sport of the Lord are gone; and those who are watching to do evil are cut off:
So take care that these words of the prophets do not come true for you;
For the Lord sends punishment on his loved ones; everyone whom he takes as his son has experience of his rod.
Having first of all the knowledge that in the last days there will be men who, ruled by their evil desires, will make sport of holy things,