A.1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
B.3 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
C.4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
D.5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?
C’.for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
B’.6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
A’.8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.