8He that telleth a tale to a fool speaketh to one in a slumber: when he hath told his tale, he will say, What is the matter? 9If children live honestly, and have wherewithal, they shall cover the baseness of their parents. 10But children, being haughty, through disdain and want of nurture do stain the nobility of their kindred. 11Weep for the dead, for he hath lost the light: and weep for the fool, for he wanteth understanding: make little weeping for the dead, for he is at rest: but the life of the fool is worse than death.12Seven days do men mourn for him that is dead; but for a fool and an ungodly man all the days of his life. 13Talk not much with a fool, and go not to him that hath no understanding: beware of him, lest thou have trouble, and thou shalt never be defiled with his fooleries: depart from him, and thou shalt find rest, and never be disquieted with madness. 14What is heavier than lead? and what is the name thereof, but a fool?
Weepe for the dead, for hee hath lost the light: and weepe for the foole, for he wanteth vnderstanding: make litle weeping for the dead, for hee is at rest: but the life of the foole is worse then death. - King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan