A senseless man has no knowledge, Nor does a stupid man understand this:
For he sees that even wise men die; The stupid and the senseless alike perish And leave their wealth to others.
The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God " They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.
Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, Otherwise they will not come near to you.
"How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?
"An ox knows its owner, And a donkey its master's manger, But Israel does not know, My people do not understand."
Every man is stupid, devoid of knowledge; Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols; For his molten images are deceitful, And there is no breath in them.
"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?'