lest the LORD see it, and be displeased, and turn away his anger from him.
Fret not yourself because of evildoers, and be not envious of the wicked;
for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
My son, fear the LORD and the king, and do not disobey either of them;
for disaster from them will rise suddenly, and who knows the ruin that will come from them both?
These also are sayings of the wise. Partiality in judging is not good.
He who says to the wicked, "You are innocent," will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations;
but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will be upon them.
He who gives a right answer kisses the lips.
Prepare your work outside, get everything ready for you in the field; and after that build your house.
Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)