My son! let them not turn from thine eyes, Keep thou wisdom and thoughtfulness,
And they are life to thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
Then thou goest thy way confidently, And thy foot doth not stumble.
If thou liest down, thou art not afraid, Yea, thou hast lain down, And sweet hath been thy sleep.
Be not afraid of sudden fear, And of the desolation of the wicked when it cometh.
For Jehovah is at thy side, And He hath kept thy foot from capture.
Withhold not good from its owners, When thy hand [is] toward God to do [it].
Say not thou to thy friend, `Go, and return, and to-morrow I give,' And substance with thee.
Devise not against thy neighbour evil, And he sitting confidently with thee.
Strive not with a man without cause, If he have not done thee evil.
Be not envious of a man of violence, Nor fix thou on any of his ways.
For an abomination to Jehovah [is] the perverted, And with the upright [is] His secret counsel.
The curse of Jehovah [is] in the house of the wicked. And the habitation of the righteous He blesseth.
If the scorners He doth scorn, Yet to the humble He doth give grace.
Honour do the wise inherit, And fools are bearing away shame!