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Ecclesiasticus 37:8

“Beware of a counseller, and know before what neede he hath (for he will counsell for himselfe) lest hee cast the lot vpon thee:”

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Ecclesiasticus 37:8

5. There is a companion which helpeth his friend for the belly, and taketh vp the buckler against the enemie. 6. Forget not thy friend in thy minde, and be not vnmindfull of him in thy riches. 7. Euery counseller extolleth counsell; but there is some that counselleth for himselfe. 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.

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