Ecclesiasticus / Sirach - Chapter 13
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2 Do not try to carry a burden too heavy for you, do not associate with someone more powerful and wealthy than yourself. Why put the clay pot next to the iron cauldron? It will only break when they bang against each other.
7 He will make you feel small at his dinner parties and, having cleaned you out two or three times over, will end by laughing at you. Afterwards, when he sees you, he will avoid you and shake his head about you.
10 Do not thrust yourself forward, in case you are pushed aside, but do not stand aloof, or you will be overlooked.
11 Do not affect to treat him as an equal, do not trust his flow of words; since all this talking is expressly meant to test you, under cover of geniality he will be weighing you up.
12 Pitiless is anyone who retails gossip; he will not spare you either blows or chains.
15 Every living thing loves its own sort, and every man his fellow.
19 Wild desert donkeys are the prey of lions; so too, the poor is the quarry of the rich.
20 The proud thinks humility abhorrent; so too, the rich abominates the poor.
22 When the rich slips, there are many hands to catch him, if he talks nonsense he is congratulated. The poor slips, and is blamed for it, he may talk good sense, but no room is made for him.
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