15 The simple believe anything,
    but the prudent give thought to their steps.(A)

16 The wise fear the Lord and shun evil,(B)
    but a fool(C) is hotheaded and yet feels secure.

17 A quick-tempered person(D) does foolish things,(E)
    and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.(F)

18 The simple inherit folly,
    but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

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