23Thesealso are 1sayings of the wise. To a2showpartiality in judgment is not good.
He 3who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," 4Peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him;
But 5to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, And a goodblessing will come upon them.
He kisses the lips Who givesba rightanswer.
27Prepare your workoutside And 6make it ready for yourself in the field; Afterwards, then, build your house.
Do not be a 7witness against your neighborwithoutcause, And 8do not deceive with your lips.
299Do not say, "Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me; I will crender to the man according to his work."
I passed by the field of the sluggard And by the vineyard of the man10lackingdsense,
And behold, it was completely11overgrown with thistles; Its surface was covered with e12nettles, And its stone13wall was brokendown.
When I saw, I freflected upon it; I looked, and receivedinstruction.
"14A littlesleep, a littleslumber, A littlefolding of the hands to rest,"
Then your poverty will come as ga robber And your want like han armedman.