Maintain [your] competence and discretion. My son, don't lose sight of them.
They will be life for youa and adornmentb for your neck.
Then you will go safely on your way; your foot will not stumble.
When you liec down, you will not be afraid; you will lie down, and your sleep will be pleasant.
Don't fear sudden danger or the ruin of the wicked when it comes,
for the Lord will be your confidenced and will keep your foot from a snare.
When it is in your power,e don't withhold good from the one to whom it is due.
Don't say to your neighbor, "Go away! Come back later. I'll give it tomorrow"-when it is there with you.
Don't plan any harm against your neighbor, for he trusts you and lives near you.
Don't accuse anyone without cause,f when he has done you no harm.
Don't envy a violent mang or choose any of his ways;
for the devious are detestable to the Lord, but He is a friendh to the upright.i33
The Lord's curse is on the household of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the righteous;
He mocks those who mock, but gives grace to the humble.j35
The wise will inherit honor, but He holds up fools to dishonor.k