Do not testify against your neighbor without cause,1 or use your lips to deceive.
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Do not say, "I'll do to him as he has done to me; I'll pay that man back for what he did."2
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I went past the field of the sluggard,3 past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment;
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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 rest4--
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and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.5
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