My son, 1let them not avanish from your sight; Keepsoundwisdom and discretion,
So they will be 2life to your soul And 3adornment to your neck.
23Then you will 4walk in your waysecurely And your foot will not 5stumble.
24When you 6liedown, you will not be afraid; When you liedown, your sleep will be sweet.
257Do not be afraid of suddenfearNor of the b8onslaught of the wickedwhen it comes;
For the LORD will be cyour confidence And will 9keep your foot from being caught.
2710Do not withholdgood from dthose to whom it is due, When it is in your power to do it.
2811Do not say to your neighbor, "Go, and comeback, And tomorrow I will give it," When you have it with you.
2912Do not deviseharmagainst your neighbor, While he livessecurelybeside you.
3013Do not contend with a manwithoutcause, If he has done you noharm.
3114Do not envy a man of violence And do not chooseany of his ways.
For the 15devious are an abomination to the LORD; But eHe is 16intimate with the upright.
The 17curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, But He 18blesses the dwelling of the righteous.
34Though19He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet 20He givesgrace to the afflicted.
3521The wise will inherithonor, But foolsfdisplaydishonor.