lest you lose your honour to others
    and your dignity[a] to one who is cruel,
10 lest strangers feast on your wealth
    and your toil enrich the house of another.
11 At the end of your life you will groan,
    when your flesh and body are spent.
12 You will say, ‘How I hated discipline!
    How my heart spurned correction!

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  1. Proverbs 5:9 Or years