or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them.
Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked,
for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.
Fear the LORD and the king, my son, and do not join with rebellious officials,
for those two will send sudden destruction on them, and who knows what calamities they can bring?
These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good:
Whoever says to the guilty, “You are innocent,” will be cursed by peoples and denounced by nations.
But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come on them.
An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.
Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.
Do not testify against your neighbor without cause— would you use your lips to mislead?