Deliver those who are drawn toward death, And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.
If you say, "Surely we did not know this," Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?
My son, eat honey because it is good, And the honeycomb which is sweet to your taste;
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul; If you have found it, there is a prospect, And your hope will not be cut off.
Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; Do not plunder his resting place;
For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity.
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
Lest the Lord see it, and it displease Him, And He turn away His wrath from him.
Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the wicked;
For there will be no prospect for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.
My son, fear the Lord and the king; Do not associate with those given to change;