“[Giue mee] any plague, but the plague of the heart: and any wickednesse, but the wickednesse of a woman.”
King James Version (KJV)
10. Oh how great is he that findeth wisedome! yet is there none aboue him that feareth the Lord. 11. But the loue of the Lord passeth all things for illumination: he that holdeth it, whereto shall he be likened? 12. The feare of the Lord is the beginning of his loue: and faith is the beginning of cleauing vnto him. 13. [Giue mee] any plague, but the plague of the heart: and any wickednesse, but the wickednesse of a woman. 14. And any affliction, but the affliction from them that hate me: and any reuenge, but the reuenge of enemies. 15. There is no head aboue the head of a serpent, and there is no wrath aboue the wrath of an enemie. 16. I had rather dwell with a lyon and a dragon, then to keepe house with a wicked woman.