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Thanos5150 Wrote:
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> And does it really need to be retranslated?
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> You should not buy a prostitute: she is a mouth that bites.
> You should not buy a house-born slave: he is a herb that makes the stomach sick.
> You should not buy a free man: he will always lean against the wall.
> You should not buy a palace slave girl: she will always be the bottom of the barrel (?).
> You should rather bring down a foreign slave from the mountains, or you should bring somebody from a place where he is an alien; my son, then he will pour water for you where the sun rises and he will walk before you.
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> I mean, this seems like pretty sound advice.
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But is it advice to be taken literally and not as a metaphor for something perhaps more profound, like "Don't switch horses mid-stream", "Kill two birds with one stone", "Don't beat around the bush", etc.?

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