The struggles of fools weary them,
for they don’t know how to go to the city.
But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Better to draw near in obedience than to offer the sacrifice as fools do, for they ignorantly do wrong.
A road will be there and a way;
it will be called the Holy Way.
The unclean will not travel on it,
but it will be for the one who walks the path.
Even the fool will not go astray.
The Lord also said to me: “Take the equipment of a foolish shepherd.
The heart of the wise is in a house of mourning,
but the heart of fools is in a house of pleasure.
Solomon’s proverbs:A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish son, heartache to his mother.
A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish man despises his mother.
A foolish son is grief to his father
and bitterness to the one who bore him.
A foolish son is his father’s ruin,
and a wife’s nagging is an endless dripping.
A man fathers a fool to his own sorrow;
the father of a fool has no joy.
Deliver me from all my transgressions;
do not make me the taunt of fools.
I have seen a fool taking root,
but I immediately pronounced a curse on his home.
The fool is appointed to great heights,
but the rich remain in lowly positions.
Better is a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer pays attention to warnings.