These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good:
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Whoever says to the guilty, “You are innocent,” will be cursed by peoples and denounced by nations.
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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?
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Do not say, “I’ll do to them as they have done to me; I’ll pay them back for what they did.”
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I went past the field of a sluggard, past the vineyard of someone who has no sense;
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thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins.
I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw:
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—
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and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.
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