“Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse.
The cautious will keep far from them.
Train children in the right way.
Then when they are old,
They will not stray.
The rich rule over the poor.
The borrower is the slave of the lender.
Whoever sows injustice
Will reap calamity,
The rod of anger will fail.”
The way of the perverse is full of thorns and snares, so keep away from them. If you train children correctly, they will not stray when they are old. The rich will rule over the poor. The borrower becomes the slave of the lender. If you sow injustice, you will harvest calamity. Beatings in anger will fail.