My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.
On that day King Ahasuerus gave the house of Haman, the enemy of the Jews, to Queen Esther; and Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had disclosed what he was to her.
"For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.
"You built yourself a high place at the top of every street and made your beauty abominable, and you spread your legs to every passer-by to multiply your harlotry.
"Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor I cast you to the ground; I put you before kings, That they may see you.
But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all, just as Jannes's and Jambres's folly was also.
A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.
Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.
Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, But in the hearts of fools it is made known.
A fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.
Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed.
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