10Â Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.
10Â Never slander a worker to the employer, or the person will curse you, and you will pay for it.
10Â The bloodthirsty hate blameless people, but the upright seek to help them.
10Â Those who lead good people along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the honest will inherit good things.
10Â Never abandon a friend–either yours or your father’s. When disaster strikes, you won’t have to ask your brother for assistance. It’s better to go to a neighbor than to a brother who lives far away.
10Â An employer who hires a fool or a bystander is like an archer who shoots at random.
10Â Others may accuse you of gossip, and you will never regain your good reputation.
10Â If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.
10Â Don’t cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers; don’t take the land of defenseless orphans.