11But the love of the Lord passeth all things for illumination: he that holdeth it, whereto shall he be likened? 12The fear of the Lord is the beginning of his love: and faith is the beginning of cleaving unto him. 13Give me any plague, but the plague of the heart: and any wickedness, but the wickedness of a woman: 14And any affliction, but the affliction from them that hate me: and any revenge, but the revenge of enemies.15There is no head above the head of a serpent; and there is no wrath above the wrath of an enemy. 16I had rather dwell with a lion and a dragon, than to keep house with a wicked woman. 17The wickedness of a woman changeth her face, and darkeneth her countenance like sackcloth.