Narrow Path, Stern Discipline, Correction Or Death
10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path;
the one who hates correction will die.
If you leave the narrow path,
correction will bring repentance or death.
Heart Of Bitterness And Joy
10 Each heart knows its own bitterness,
and no one else can share its joy.
The heart is part of your spirit.
You must experience the range of emotions
from bitterness to joy.
Then, you can relate more earnestly to others
from empathy, instead of sympathy.
Mockers, Penance, and Goodwill
9 Fools mock at making amends for sin,
but goodwill is found among the upright.
Penance creates goodwill from and to the righteous.
Mockers seek neither penance nor goodwill.
Folly Of Fools
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,
but the folly of fools is deception.
New International Version (NIV)
The Prudent plan their ways through wisdom.
Absurdity deceives Fools.
Inanity Of The Fool
7 Stay away from a fool,
for you will not find knowledge on their lips.
Avoid the fool
for inanity is his zenith.