For the Lord will plead their cause, And plunder the soul of those who plunder them.
Make no friendship with an angry man, And with a furious man do not go,
Lest you learn his ways And set a snare for your soul.
Do not be one of those who shakes hands in a pledge, One of those who is surety for debts;
If you have nothing with which to pay, Why should he take away your bed from under you?
Do not remove the ancient landmark Which your fathers have set.
Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men.