Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.…
An American clergyman in the early part of his ministry, being in London, called upon the late Matthew Wilks. He received him with courtesy, and entered into conversation, which was kept up briskly, till the most important religious intelligence in possession of each was imparted. Suddenly there was a pause; it was broken by Mr. Wilks. "Have you anything more to communicate?" "No, nothing of special interest." "Any further inquiries to make?" "None." "Then you must leave me; I have my Master's business to attend to. Good-morning," "Here," says the minister, "I received a lesson on the impropriety of intrusion, and the most manly method of preventing it."
Parallel VersesKJV: Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.