Tomb of Itet, Meidum (Meidoum), museum of Cairo, scene: part of the frieze of geese. IVth dynasty.
Remove not the landmark on the boundaries of the sown,
nor shift the position of the measuring-cord;
covet not a cubit of land,
nor throw down the boundaries of the widow.
The rut of trampling(?), the wear of time,
he who wrongfully seizes it in the field,
if(?) he snare by false oaths,
is lassoed by the Power of the Moon.
(The Instruction of Amenemope, chapter 6, trans. Francis Llewellyn Griffith)
TheÂ fearÂ of theÂ LordÂ is the beginning of wisdom,
and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.