1He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith; and he that hath fellowship with a proud man shall be like unto him. 2Burden not thyself above thy power while thou livest; and have no fellowship with one that is mightier and richer than thyself: for how agree the kettle and the earthen pot together? for if the one be smitten against the other, it shall be broken. 3The rich man hath done wrong, and yet he threateneth withal: the poor is wronged, and he must intreat also.4If thou be for his profit, he will use thee: but if thou have nothing, he will forsake thee. 5If thou have any thing, he will live with thee: yea, he will make thee bare, and will not be sorry for it. 6If he have need of thee, he will deceive thee, and smile upon thee, and put thee in hope; he will speak thee fair, and say, What wantest thou?