Whoever says to the wicked, "You are innocent," will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations;
but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.
One who gives an honest answer gives a kiss on the lips.
Prepare your work outside, get everything ready for you in the field; and after that build your house.
Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips.
Do not say, "I will do to others as they have done to me; I will pay them back for what they have done."
I passed by the field of one who was lazy, by the vineyard of a stupid person;
and see, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down.
Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction.
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,
and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want, like an armed warrior.