A (8) Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
B (9) Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser:
C (9) teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
D (10) The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
C1 (11) For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.
B1 (12) If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself:
A1 (12) but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.