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18 The life of a worker, when content with what is sufficient, will become sweet, and in it you will find a treasure.
18 To labour, and to be content with that a man hath, is a sweet life: but he that findeth a treasure is above them both.
19 Sons, and the building of a city, will establish a name, but an immaculate wife will be ranked above these things.
19 Children and the building of a city continue a man’s name: but a blameless wife is counted above them both.
20 Wine and music rejoice the heart, but the love of wisdom is above them both.
21 The flute and the psaltery make a sweet melody, but a pleasant word is above them both.
22 Your eye desires elegance and beauty, but verdant fields are above these things.
22 Thine eye desireth favour and beauty: but more than both corn while it is green.
23 A friend and a companion meet one another in time, but above them both is a wife with her husband.
24 Brothers are a help in time of tribulation, but mercy will liberate, more so than they will.
24 Brethren and help are against time of trouble: but alms shall deliver more than them both.
25 Gold and silver provide a firm position for the feet, but well-spoken counsel is above them both.
26 Ability and strength lift up the heart, but the fear of the Lord is above these things.
26 Riches and strength lift up the heart: but the fear of the Lord is above them both: there is no want in the fear of the Lord, and it needeth not to seek help.
27 There is no loss in the fear of the Lord, and it has no need to ask for assistance.