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. 16As timber girt and bound together in a building cannot be loosed with shaking: so the heart that is stablished by advised counsel shall fear at no time. 17A heart settled upon a thought of understanding is as a fair plaistering on the wall of a gallery.