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3 An undisciplined son is the shame of his father, but an undisciplined daughter will be to his degradation.
3 An evilnurtured man is the dishonour of his father that begat him: and a foolish daughter is born to his loss.
4 A prudent daughter brings an inheritance to her husband. But she who causes shame will be a disgrace to him who conceived her.
4 A wise daughter shall bring an inheritance to her husband: but she that liveth dishonestly is her father’s heaviness.
5 She who is bold shames her father and her husband, and she will not be less offensive to the impious. For she will be held in dishonor by both.
5 She that is bold dishonoureth both her father and her husband, but they both shall despise her.
6 An untimely explanation is like music in a time of mourning. But the sharp correction and doctrine of wisdom are ever timely.
6 A tale out of season is as musick in mourning: but stripes and correction of wisdom are never out of time.
7 Whoever teaches the foolish is like someone who glues together a broken pot.
7 Whoso teacheth a fool is as one that glueth a potsherd together, and as he that waketh one from a sound sleep.
8 Whoever explains a word to one who is not listening is like someone who suddenly awakens a sleeping person from a deep sleep.