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24: hefedto hur zas oseeha
1: kown ntek laru xoto muroxt zio
( if you are a wise man)
2: hefedto hur zas oseeha iny tayek neter
( sitting in the council of your god)
3: maapy tayek shertu mesne vipwy nety shi muroxt
( direct your thought toward that which be wise)
4: shi gausi kehew ar wupusy tayek medu
( be silent rather than scatter your words)
5: khefte ntek redir amo vipwy nety qeni shi ininef reoreo ntek
( when you speak know that which can be brought against you)
6: nis redir hur zas oseeha shi xoto raytaru
( to speak in the council be a art)
7: ohir suteper shi soxdnef haw ar anbri kay bak
( and speech be criticized more than any other labor)
8: fy shi itano nety wodioru fy nis zas susmaty
( it be contradiction which puts it to the proof)


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ewuudru iny PtahHotep 24:8
Precepts of PtahHotep

ewuudru iny PtahHotep The Maxims of Ptahhotep or Instruction of Ptahhotep is an ancient literary work attributed to Ptahhotep, a vizier under King Isesi of the Egyptian Fifth Dynasty (ca. 2414-2375 BC).[1] It is a collection of maxims and advice in the sebayt genre on human relations, that are directed to his son. The work survives today in papyrus copies, including the Prisse Papyrus which dates from the Middle Kingdom and is on display at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. There are considerable differences between the Prisse Papyrus version and the two texts at the British Museum.[2] The 1906 translation by Battiscombe Gunn, published as part of the "Wisdom of the East" series, was made directly from the Prisse Papyrus, in Paris, rather than from copies, and is still in print.