when it is in your power to do it.
28 sDo not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,
tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.
29 tDo not plan evil against your neighbor,
who udwells trustingly beside you.
30 vDo not contend with a man for no reason,
when he has done you no harm.
and do not choose any of his ways,
32 for ythe devious person is an abomination to the Lord,
but the upright are zin his confidence.
2 fTreasures gained by wickedness do not profit,
gbut righteousness delivers from death.
1 aA false balance is an abomination to the Lord,
bbut a just weight is his delight.
3 tWhoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
2 Whoever hwalks in uprightness fears the Lord,
but he who is idevious in his ways despises him.
5 lA faithful witness does not lie,
but ma false witness breathes out lies.
but he who hates xbribes will live.
6 By tsteadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
8 xBetter is a little with righteousness
than great revenues with injustice.
11 bA just balance and scales are the Lord’s;
all the weights in the bag are his work.
2 A servant who deals wisely will rule over na son who acts shamefully
and owill share the inheritance as one of the brothers.
wherever he turns he prospers.
to rpervert the ways of justice.
21 iAn inheritance gained hastily in the beginning
will not be blessed in the end.
3 bTo do righteousness and justice
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
6 hThe getting of treasures by a lying tongue
7 The violence of the wicked will lsweep them away,
because they refuse to do what is just.
8 The way of the guilty mis crooked,
but the conduct of the pure is upright.
22 uDo not rob the poor, because he is poor,
23 for xthe Lord will plead their cause
and rob of life those who rob them.
More Sayings of the Wise
23 These also are sayings of athe wise.
bPartiality in judging is not good.
24 Whoever csays to the wicked, “You are in the right,”
dwill be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations,
25 but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight,
and a good blessing will come upon them.
26 Whoever gives an honest answer
kisses the lips.
3 fA poor man who oppresses the poor
is a beating rain that leaves no food.
than a rich man who is lcrooked in his ways.
8 qOpen your mouth for the mute,
for the rights of all who are destitute.1
9 Open your mouth, rjudge righteously,