My son, keep good sense, and do not let wise purpose go from your eyes.
So they will be life for your soul, and grace for your neck.
Then you will go safely on your way, and your feet will have no cause for slipping.
When you take your rest you will have no fear, and on your bed sleep will be sweet to you.
Have no fear of sudden danger, or of the storm which will come on evil-doers:
For the Lord will be your hope, and will keep your foot from being taken in the net.
Do not keep back good from those who have a right to it, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.
Say not to your neighbour, Go, and come again, and tomorrow I will give; when you have it by you at the time.
Do not make evil designs against your neighbour, when he is living with you without fear.
Do not take up a cause at law against a man for nothing, if he has done you no wrong.
Have no envy of the violent man, or take any of his ways as an example.
For the wrong-hearted man is hated by the Lord, but he is a friend to the upright.
The curse of the Lord is on the house of the evil-doer, but his blessing is on the tent of the upright.
He makes sport of the men of pride, but he gives grace to the gentle-hearted.
The wise will have glory for their heritage, but shame will be the reward of the foolish.