For with great wisdom comes 1 great frustration; whoever increases his 2 knowledge merely 3 increases his 4 heartache.
But the one who did not know his master’s will 1 and did things worthy of punishment 2 will receive a light beating. 3 From everyone who has been given much, much will be required, 4 and from the one who has been entrusted with much, 5 even more will be asked. 6
If the righteous are recompensed on earth, 1 how much more 2 the wicked sinner! 3
I rejoice in the lifestyle prescribed by your rules 1 as if 2 they were riches of all kinds. 3
On the sixth day 1 they will prepare what they bring in, and it will be twice as much as they gather every other day.” 2
how much more to those who live in houses of clay, 1 whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed 2 like 3 a moth?
how much less man, who is abominable and corrupt, 1 who drinks in evil like water! 2
how much less a mortal man, who is but a maggot 1 – a son of man, who is only a worm!”
“The one who is faithful in a very little 1 is also faithful in much, and the one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.
And I was with you in weakness and in fear and with much trembling.
Death and Destruction 1 are before the Lord – how much more 2 the hearts of humans! 3
How much better it is to acquire 1 wisdom than gold; to acquire understanding is more desirable 2 than silver.
It is not good 1 to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable for people to seek their own glory. 2
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner can destroy much that is good.
How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
Luxury is not appropriate 1 for a fool; 2 how much less for a servant to rule over princes! 3
The wicked person’s sacrifice 1 is an abomination; how much more 2 when he brings it with evil intent! 3
saying, “Take home 1 great wealth, a lot of cattle, 2 silver, gold, bronze, iron, and a lot of 3 clothing. Divide up the goods captured from your enemies with your brothers.”
as it is written: “The one who gathered 1 much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.” 2
For if there was glory in the ministry that produced condemnation, 1 how much more does the ministry that produces righteousness 2 excel 3 in glory!