My son,1 preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;2
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they will be life for you,3 an ornament to grace your neck.4
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Then you will go on your way in safety,5 and your foot will not stumble;6
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when you lie down,7 you will not be afraid;8 when you lie down, your sleep9 will be sweet.
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Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
for the LORD will be your confidence10 and will keep your foot11 from being snared.12
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Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.
Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow"-- when you now have it with you.13
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Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.14
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Do not accuse a man for no reason-- when he has done you no harm.
Do not envy15 a violent man or choose any of his ways,
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for the LORD detests a perverse man16 but takes the upright into his confidence.17
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The LORD's curse18 is on the house of the wicked,19 but he blesses the home of the righteous.20
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He mocks21 proud mockers22 but gives grace to the humble.23
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The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame.