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Proverbs 24:23-34 (The Darby Translation)

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23 These things also come from the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment. 24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous, peoples shall curse him, nations a shall abhor him; 25 but to them that rebuke [him] shall be delight, and a good blessing cometh upon them. 26 He kisseth the lips who giveth a right answer. 27 Prepare thy work without, and put thy field in order, and afterwards build thy house. 28 Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and wouldest thou deceive with thy lips? 29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me, I will render to the man according to his work. 30 I went by the field of a sluggard, and by the vineyard of a man void of understanding; 31 and lo, it was all grown over with thistles, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and its stone wall was broken down. 32 Then I looked, I took it to heart; I saw, I received instruction: 33 -- A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest! 34 So shall thy poverty come [as] a roving plunderer, b and thy penury as an armed man.
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