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? 15Sand, and salt, and a mass of iron, is easier to bear, than a man without understanding.