To show partiality in judgment is not good.
He who says to the wicked, “You are righteous”;
peoples shall curse him, and nations shall abhor him—
Proverbs 24 [25.] but it will go well with those who convict the guilty,
and a rich blessing will come on them.
An honest answer
is like a kiss on the lips.
Prepare your work outside,
and get your fields ready.
Afterwards, build your house.
Don’t be a witness against your neighbor without cause.
Don’t deceive with your lips.
Don’t say, “I will do to him as he has done to me;
I will render to the man according to his work.”
Proverbs 24 [30.] I went by the field of the sluggard,
by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
Behold, it was all grown over with thorns.
Its surface was covered with nettles,
and its stone wall was broken down.
Then I saw, and considered well.
I saw, and received instruction:
a little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to sleep;
so your poverty will come as a robber,
and your want as an armed man.
Proverbs 25 [1.] These also are proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing,
but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth,
so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.