for the Lord pleads their cause and despoils of life those who despoil them.
Make no friends with those given to anger, and do not associate with hotheads,
or you may learn their ways and entangle yourself in a snare.
Do not be one of those who give pledges, who become surety for debts.
If you have nothing with which to pay, why should your bed be taken from under you?
New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, 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.