My son, let them not depart from your eyes. Keep sound wisdom and discretion:
So they will be life to your soul, And grace for your neck.
Then you shall walk in your way securely. Your foot won't stumble.
When you lie down, you will not be afraid. Yes, you will lie down, and your sleep will be sweet.
Don't be afraid of sudden fear, Neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it comes:
For the LORD will be your confidence, And will keep your foot from being taken.
Don't withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in the power of your hand to do it.
Don't say to your neighbor, "Go, and come again, Tomorrow I will give," When you have it by you.
Don't devise evil against your neighbor, Seeing he dwells securely by you.
Don't strive with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm.
Don't envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.
For the perverse is an abomination to the LORD, But his friendship is with the upright.
The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked, But he blesses the habitation of the righteous.
Surely he mocks the mockers, But he gives grace to the humble.
The wise will inherit glory, But shame will be the promotion of fools.