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3 Substance is senseless for a greedy and stingy man. And what would a spiteful man do with gold?
3 Riches are not comely for a niggard: and what should an envious man do with money?
4 Whoever acquires unjustly, according to his own mind, gathers for others. For another will spend his goods lavishly.
4 He that gathereth by defrauding his own soul gathereth for others, that shall spend his goods riotously.
5 Whoever is wicked to himself, to whom will he be good? For he will not take enjoyment in his own goods.
5 He that is evil to himself, to whom will he be good? he shall not take pleasure in his goods.
6 Whoever has ill will toward himself, nothing is more worthless than he is. But such is the reward of his wickedness.
6 There is none worse than he that envieth himself; and this is a recompence of his wickedness.
7 And if he does good, he does it ignorantly and unwillingly. And in the very end, he realizes his own malice.
7 And if he doeth good, he doeth it unwillingly; and at the last he will declare his wickedness.
8 The eye of the spiteful man is wicked, and he averts his face and despises his own soul.
8 The envious man hath a wicked eye; he turneth away his face, and despiseth men.
9 The eye of the greedy man is insatiable in his portion of iniquity. He will not be satisfied until he has consumed his own soul, withering it away.
9 A covetous man’s eye is not satisfied with his portion; and the iniquity of the wicked drieth up his soul.
10 An evil eye is directed at evil things. And he will not be satisfied by bread; instead, he will be needy and grieving at his own table.
10 A wicked eye envieth his bread, and he is a niggard at his table.