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13 If one gives an answer (A)before he hears,
it is his folly and shame.
14 A man's spirit will endure sickness,
but (B)a crushed spirit who can bear?
15 An intelligent heart acquires knowledge,
and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
16 A man's (C)gift makes room for him
and brings him before the great.
17 The one who states his case first seems right,
until the other comes and examines him.