21 My son, hdo not lose sight of these—
keep sound wisdom and discretion,
22 and they will be ilife for your soul
and jadornment for your neck.
23 kThen you will walk on your way securely,
land your foot will not stumble.
24 mIf you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, nyour sleep will be sweet.
25 oDo not be afraid of sudden terror
26 for the Lord will be your confidence
and will qkeep your foot from being caught.
6 hThe righteousness of the upright delivers them,
but the treacherous jare taken captive by their lust.
8 mThe righteous is delivered from trouble,
and the wicked walks into it instead.
15 tWhoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm,
but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure.
6 The words of the wicked ilie in wait for blood,
but jthe mouth of the upright delivers them.
mbut the house of the righteous will stand.
vbut the righteous escapes from trouble.
21 gNo ill befalls the righteous,
but the wicked are filled with trouble.
3 tWhoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
14 The teaching of the wise is ma fountain of life,
that one may nturn away from the snares of death.
24 The path of life leads upward pfor the prudent,
that he may turn away from Sheol beneath.
but he who hates xbribes will live.
16 Whoever bkeeps the commandment keeps his life;
he who despises his ways will die.
22 Do not say, j“I will repay evil”;
kwait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.
28 uSteadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king,
and by steadfast love his vthrone is upheld.
3 sThe prudent sees danger and hides himself,
but the simple go on and suffer for it.
and equarreling and abuse will cease.
12 nThe prudent sees danger and hides himself,
but othe simple go on and suffer for it.
16 A ruler who elacks understanding is a cruel oppressor,
but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.