1 O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, Father and Aḏon of all my ḥai,
Do not leave me to their counsels,
And do not let me fall by them.
2 Who shall appoint whips over my thoughts,
And the discipline of wisdom over my heart?
That they do not spare me for my ignorances,
And it does not pass by my sins;
3 Lest my ignorances increase, and my sins multiply to my destruction,
And I fall before my adversaries, and my enemy rejoice over me,
Whose expectancy is far from Your kindness.
4 O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, Father and Elohim of my ḥai,
Do not give me a proud look,
But always turn your servants away from a haughty mind.
5 Turn me away from worthless expectation and lust,
And You hold up he who desires to always serve You.
6 Do not let the gluttony of the stomach nor lust of the flesh take hold of me;
And do not give me, your servant, over to a hardened heart.
7 Hear O you children, the instruction of the mouth;
He who guards it shall never be overtaken with his lips.
8 The sinner shall be left in his foolishness;
Both the speaker of evil and the proud shall fall by it.
9 Do not accustom your mouth to swearing;
Nor use the Name of the Qadosh One.
10 For as a servant that is continually beaten shall not be without a bruise;
So he who swears Naming Elohim continually shall not be guiltless.
11 A man that swears much is filled with wickedness,
And the plague shall never depart from his house.
If he transgresses, his sin shall be upon him;
And if he does not acknowledge his sin,
he commits a double offense:
And if he swears in vain, he shall not be innocent,
But his house shall be filled with calamities.
12 There is a word that is clothed with death;
Elohim grant that it not be found in the inheritance of Ya’aqoḇ;
For all such matters shall be far from the reverent,
And they shall not wallow
In their sins.
13 Do not use your mouth to swear rashly,
For in these words there is sin.
14 Remember your father and your mother when you sit among great men.
Do not be forgetful before them, and so, by your habit,
Become a fool, and wish that you had not been born,
And curse the day of your birth.
15 The man who is accustomed to insulting words
Shall never be instructed all the days of his life.
16 Two kinds of men multiply sin, and the third shall bring wrath:
A heated spirit as a burning fire shall never be quenched till it is consumed:
One who whores in the body of his flesh shall never cease till he has kindled a fire.
17 All bread is sweet to those who whore,
He does not cease till he dies.
18 An adulterer, says thus in his heart: “Who sees me?
I am surrounded with darkness.
“The walls cover me, and no one sees me; what do I need to fear?
“The Most High shall not remember my sins.”
19 Such a man only fears the eyes of men,
And does not know that the eyes of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 are ten thousand times brighter than the sun,
Watching all the ways of men, and observing the most secret places.
20 He knew all when they were created;
So after they were accomplished he looked upon them all.
21 This man shall be punished in the streets of the city,
And he shall be taken where he does not suspect.
22 So it shall also be for the wife that leaves her husband,
And brings forth an heir by another.
23 For firstly, she has disobeyed the Law of the Most High;
And secondly, she has trespassed against her own husband;
And thirdly, she has committed whoring by adultery,
And brought forth children by another man.
24 She shall be brought out into the assembly,
And inquiry shall be made of her children.
25 Her children shall not take root,
And her branches shall not bring forth fruit.
26 She shall leave a cursed remembrance,
And her reproach shall not be blotted out.
27 And those who remain shall know that there is none better than the reverence of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,
And that there is naught sweeter than to guard the Commands of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
28 It is great esteem to follow 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,
And to be accepted by Him is long life.