Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.
If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.
I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.