The prince of Byblos sent to me, saying: Betake thyself from my harbor.
I do not ask Thee to take her to thyself, but only to preserve her from harm.
Go, that I may collect my thoughts, the world forget, and first of all thyself!
O my boy, lay not up treasure for thyself, and thus fail to be rich in God.
But Fithel said, "Nay, thou art too apt to blame the pleadings of other men; plead for thyself."
Then I will save thee from thyself, for it must be ill to suffer thus!
But begin this course with thyself first of all, and diligently examine thyself concerning whatsoever thou doest.
I know that of me, which thou knowest not of thyself, oh, thou omnipotent.
Believe me, Divine Vengeance will hereafter inflict the same Punishment on thyself.
Not only for the book and the help it will be, but for the 'Rules' and—for thyself.