A prudent person sees trouble coming and ducks;
    a simpleton walks in blindly and is clobbered.

The payoff for meekness and Fear-of-God
    is plenty and honor and a satisfying life.

The perverse travel a dangerous road, potholed and mud-slick;
    if you know what’s good for you, stay clear of it.

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The prudent see danger and take refuge,(A)
    but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.(B)

Humility is the fear of the Lord;
    its wages are riches and honor(C) and life.(D)

In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls,(E)
    but those who would preserve their life stay far from them.

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