Let the sea(A) resound, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it.(B)
Let the rivers clap their hands,(C)
    let the mountains(D) sing together for joy;

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Whoever digs a pit may fall into it;(A)
    whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.(B)
Whoever quarries stones may be injured by them;
    whoever splits logs may be endangered by them.(C)

10 If the ax is dull
    and its edge unsharpened,
more strength is needed,
    but skill will bring success.

11 If a snake bites before it is charmed,
    the charmer receives no fee.(D)

12 Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious,(E)
    but fools are consumed by their own lips.(F)
13 At the beginning their words are folly;
    at the end they are wicked madness—
14     and fools multiply words.(G)

No one knows what is coming—
    who can tell someone else what will happen after them?(H)

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