Proverbs 24:28-34 NIV

28 Do not testify against your neighbor without cause,1 or use your lips to deceive.

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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."2

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30 I went past the field of the sluggard,3 past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment;

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31 thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins.
32 I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw:
33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest4--

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34 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.a5

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    • a 24:34 - Or "like a vagrant / and scarcity like a beggar"