21 My son, do not lose sight of these things. Use priceless wisdom and foresight.
22 Then they will mean life for you, and they will grace your neck.
23 Then you will go safely on your way, and you will not hurt your foot.
24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid. As you lie there, your sleep will be sweet.
25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the destruction of wicked people when it comes.
26 The LORD will be your confidence. He will keep your foot from getting caught.
27 Do not hold back anything good from those who are entitled to it when you have the power to do so.
28 When you have the good thing with you, do not tell your neighbor, "Go away! Come back tomorrow. I'll give you something then."
29 Do not plan to do something wrong to your neighbor while he is sitting there with you and suspecting nothing.
30 Do not quarrel with a person for no reason if he has not harmed you.
31 Do not envy a violent person. Do not choose any of his ways.
32 The devious person is disgusting to the LORD. The LORD's intimate advice is with decent people.
33 The LORD curses the house of wicked people, but he blesses the home of righteous people.
34 When he mocks the mockers, he is gracious to humble people.
35 Wise people will inherit honor, but fools will bear disgrace.