23 These also are 1sayings of the wise. To 2show partiality * in judgment is not good.

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24 He 3who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," 4Peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him;

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25 But 5to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, And a good blessing will come upon them.

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26 He kisses the lips Who gives a right answer.

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    • l 24:26 - Or "an honest"
      27 Prepare your work outside And 6make it ready for yourself in the field; Afterwards, then, build your house.

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      28 Do not be a 7witness against your neighbor without cause, And 8do not deceive with your lips.

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      29 9Do not say, "Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."

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      30 I passed by the field of the sluggard And by the vineyard of the man 10lacking sense,

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      31 And behold, it was completely 11overgrown with thistles; Its surface was covered with 12nettles, And its stone 13wall was broken down.

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        • o 24:31 - I.e. a kind of weed
          32 When I saw, I reflected * upon it; I looked, and received instruction.

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            • p 24:32 - Lit "set my heart"
              33 "14A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest,"

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              34 Then your poverty will come as a robber And your want like an armed man.

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                • q 24:34 - Or "a vagabond;" lit "one who walks"
                • r 24:34 - Lit "a man with a shield"