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Proverbs 24:23-34

NRS 23 These also are sayings of the wise: Partiality in judging is not good. NIV 23 These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good: NRS 24 Whoever says to the wicked, "You are innocent," will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations; NIV 24 Whoever says to the guilty, "You are innocent"-- peoples will curse him and nations denounce him. NRS 25 but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them. NIV 25 But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come upon them. NRS 26 One who gives an honest answer gives a kiss on the lips. NIV 26 An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips. NRS 27 Prepare your work outside, get everything ready for you in the field; and after that build your house. NIV 27 Finish your outdoor work and get your fields ready; after that, build your house. NRS 28 Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips. NIV 28 Do not testify against your neighbor without cause, or use your lips to deceive. NRS 29 Do not say, "I will do to others as they have done to me; I will pay them back for what they have done." NIV 29 Do not say, "I'll do to him as he has done to me; I'll pay that man back for what he did." NRS 30 I passed by the field of one who was lazy, by the vineyard of a stupid person; NIV 30 I went past the field of the sluggard, past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment; NRS 31 and see, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. NIV 31 thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins. NRS 32 Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. NIV 32 I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw: NRS 33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, NIV 33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest-- NRS 34 and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want, like an armed warrior. NIV 34 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.