If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?
Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.
Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
Do not lurk like a thief near the house of the righteous, do not plunder their dwelling place;
for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.
Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,
or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them.
Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked,
for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.
Fear the LORD and the king, my son, and do not join with rebellious officials,
for those two will send sudden destruction on them, and who knows what calamities they can bring?