In the ears of a dullard, do not speak, for he will despise the good sense of thy words.
Do not give what is holy unto dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, - lest once they trample, them, down with their feet, and, turning, tear, you.
The reverence of Yahweh, is the beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and correction, the foolish have despised.
He that rebuketh a scoffer, getteth to himself contempt, and, he that reproveth a lawless man, getteth to himself his shame.
Do not answer a dullard, according to his folly, lest, even thou thyself, become like him;
But they held their peace, and answered him not a word, - for the command of the king, it was, saying, - Ye must not answer him.
Now the Pharisees, who were, lovers of money, were hearing all these things, and were openly sneering at him.
The Jews said unto him - Now, we know that, a demon, thou hast: - Abraham, died, and, the prophets, and yet, thou, sayest: If anyone shall keep, my word, in nowise shall he taste of death, unto times age-abiding.
The man answered, and said unto them - Why! Herein, is, the marvel: That, ye, know not whence he is, and yet he opened mine eyes.
They of the Pharisees who were with him, heard, these things, and said unto him - Are, we also, blind?
But many from among them were saying - A demon, he hath, and is raving, - Why, unto him, do ye hearken?
But, the Jews, seeing, the multitudes, were filled with jealousy, - and began speaking against the things which, by Paul, were being spoken, defaming them.
But, certain both of the Epicurean and of the Stoic philosophers, were encountering him; and some were saying - What might this picker-up-of-scraps wish to be saying? And, others - Of foreign demons, he seemeth to be a declarer: because, of Jesus and the Resurrection, he was announcing the joyful tidings.
Now, when they heard of raising the dead, some, indeed, began to mock, while, others, said - We will hear thee, concerning this, even again.
and, not being, agreed, among themselves, they began to leave, - Paul having said one thing - Well, did, the Holy Spirit, speak through Isaiah the prophet, unto your fathers,
For, seeing that, in the wisdom of God, the world, through its wisdom, did not get to knew God, God was well-pleased - through the foolishness of the thing proclaimed, to save them that believe.
We, are foolish for Christ's sake, but, ye, prudent in Christ; we are weak, but, ye, mighty; ye, all-glorious, but, we, dishonoured.