My child, hold on to your wisdom and insight. Never let them get away from you.
They will provide you with life - a pleasant and happy life.
You can go safely on your way and never even stumble.
You will not be afraid when you go to bed, and you will sleep soundly through the night.
You will not have to worry about sudden disasters, such as come on the wicked like a storm.
The Lord will keep you safe. He will not let you fall into a trap.
Whenever you possibly can, do good to those who need it. 128
Never tell your neighbors to wait until tomorrow if you can help them now.
Don't plan anything that will hurt your neighbors; they live beside you, trusting you.
Don't argue with others for no reason when they have never done you any harm.
Don't be jealous of violent people or decide to act as they do,
because the Lord hates people who do evil, but he takes righteous people into his confidence.
The Lord puts a curse on the homes of the wicked, but blesses the homes of the righteous.
He has no use for conceited people, but shows favor to those who are humble. 235
Wise people will gain an honorable reputation, but stupid people will only add to their own disgrace.