Our livestock also shall go with us; there shall not a hoof be left behind; for of them must we take to serve the Lord our God, and we know not with what we must serve the Lord until we arrive there.
And Moses said, Do not leave us, I pray you; for you know how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and you will serve as eyes for us.
Take heed not to forsake or neglect the Levite [God's minister] as long as you live in your land.
Your own friend and your father's friend, forsake them not; neither go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near [in spirit] than a brother who is far off [in heart].
You have not deserted your brethren [the other tribes] these many days to this day but have carefully kept the charge of the Lord your God.
For I give you good doctrine [what is to be received]; do not forsake my teaching.
Forsake not [Wisdom], and she will keep, defend, and protect you; love her, and she will guard you.
Neither has she left her harlotries since the days of Egypt [from where she brought them], for in her youth men there lay with her and handled her girlish bosom, and they poured out their sinful desire upon her.