23 These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.
24 He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous;" Peoples shall curse him, and nations shall abhor him --
25 But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, And a rich blessing will come on them.
26 An honest answer Is like a kiss on the lips.
27 Prepare your work outside. Make it ready for you in the field. Afterwards, build your house.
28 Don't be a witness against your neighbor without cause. Don't deceive with your lips.
29 Don't say, "I will do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."
30 I went by the field of the sluggard, By the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
31 Behold, it was all grown over with thorns. Its surface was covered with nettles, And its stone wall was broken down.
32 Then I saw, and considered well. I saw, and received instruction:
33 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep;
34 So shall your poverty come as a robber, And your want as an armed man.