These things also belong to the wise:
q It is not good to 1 show partiality in judgment. 24 r He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous,"
Him the people will curse;
Nations will abhor him. 25 But those who rebuke the wicked will have s delight,
And a good blessing will come upon them. 26 He who gives a right answer kisses the lips.
t Prepare your outside work,
Make it fit for yourself in the field;
And afterward build your house.
u Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause,
2 For would you deceive with your lips? 29 v Do not say, "I will do to him just as he has done to me;
I will render to the man according to his work."
I went by the field of the lazy man,
And by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding; 31 And there it was, w all overgrown with thorns;
Its surface was covered with nettles;
Its stone wall was broken down. 32 When I saw it, I considered it well;
I looked on it and received instruction: 33 x A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to rest; 34 y So shall your poverty come like 3 a prowler,
And your need like 4 an armed man.