These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.24
He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the peoplecurse , nations shall abhor him:
But to them that rebuke him shall be delight , and a goodablessing shall come upon them.
Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a rightanswer.27Prepare thy workwithout, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwardsbuild thine house.28
Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.29Say 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 the slothful , and by the vineyard of the manvoid of understanding;31
And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stonewall thereof was broken down .
Then I saw , and considered it well :b I looked upon it, and receivedinstruction.33
Yet a littlesleep, a littleslumber, a littlefolding of the hands to sleep :
So shall thy povertycome as one that travelleth ; and thy wantc as an armedman.