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Ecclesiasticus 37:11

“Neither consult with a woman touching her of whom she is iealous; neither with a coward in matters of warre, nor with a merchant concerning exchange; nor with a buyer of selling; nor with an enuious man of thankfulnesse; nor with an vnmercifull man touching kindnesse; nor with the slouthfull for any worke; nor with an hireling for a yeere, of finishing worke; nor with an idle seruant of much businesse: Hearken not vnto these in any matter of counsell.”

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Ecclesiasticus 37:11

8. Beware of a counseller, and know before what neede he hath (for he will counsell for himselfe) lest hee cast the lot vpon thee: 9. And say vnto thee, Thy way is good: and afterward he stand on the other side, to see what shall befall thee. 10. Consult not with one that suspecteth thee: and hide thy counsell from such as enuie thee. 11. Neither consult with a woman touching her of whom she is iealous; neither with a coward in matters of warre, nor with a merchant concerning exchange; nor with a buyer of selling; nor with an enuious man of thankfulnesse; nor with an vnmercifull man touching kindnesse; nor with the slouthfull for any worke; nor with an hireling for a yeere, of finishing worke; nor with an idle seruant of much businesse: Hearken not vnto these in any matter of counsell. 12. But be continually with a godly man, whom thou knowest to keepe the commandements of the Lord, whose minde is according to thy minde, and will sorrow with thee, if thou shalt miscarry. 13. And let the counsell of thine owne heart stand: for there is no man more faithfull vnto thee then it. 14. For a mans minde is sometime wont to tell him more then seuen watchmen, that sit aboue in an high towre.

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