So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; it taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
Wisdom crieth aloud in the streets, she uttereth her voice in the broad places;
She calleth at the head of the noisy streets, at the entrances of the gates, in the city, she uttereth her words:
'How long, ye thoughtless, will ye love thoughtlessness? And how long will scorners delight them in scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Turn you at my reproof; behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Because I have called, and ye refused, I have stretched out my hand, and no man attended,
But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof;
I also, in your calamity, will laugh, I will mock when your dread cometh;
When your dread cometh as a storm, and your calamity cometh on as a whirlwind; when trouble and distress come upon you.
Then will they call me, but I will not answer, they will seek me earnestly, but they shall not find me.
For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of HaShem;
They would none of my counsel, they despised all my reproof.
Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
For the waywardness of the thoughtless shall slay them, and the confidence of fools shall destroy them.
But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell securely, and shall be quiet without fear of evil.'