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Sirach 37:8
Guard yourself against counselors, and know beforehand where their interest lies, since they too, will give advice for their own benefit and might cast the lot against you.
Every counsellor giveth out counsel, but there is one that is a counsellor for himself.
Be careful when somebody offers you advice. Find out first what his interest in the matter is, because you can be sure that he is thinking primarily of himself. Why should he come out on top instead of you?
Watch out when one offers advice; find out first of all what he wants. For he also may be thinking of himself— Why should the opportunity fall to him?
Be wary of a counselor, and learn first what is his interest, for he will take thought for himself. He may cast the lot against you
Be wary of a counsellor, and learn first what is his interest, for he will take thought for himself. He may cast the lot against you
Be wary of a counsellor, and learn first what is his interest, for he will take thought for himself. He may cast the lot against you
Be wary of a counselor, and learn first what is his interest, for he will take thought for himself. He may cast the lot against you
Be wary of a counselor, and learn first what is his interest— for he will take thought for himself— lest he cast the lot against you
Be wary of a counselor, and learn first what is his interest— for he will take thought for himself— lest he cast the lot against you
Keep thy soul from an evil counsellor; first know thou, what is his need, and what he shall think in his soul; lest peradventure he send a stake into the earth, [From an evil counsellor keep thy soul; first know thou, what be the need of him, and what he in his inwit shall think; lest peradventure he put a pole, or a pale, or a stake, into the earth,]
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