Proverbs 3:3; Proverbs 11:13; Proverbs 14:22; Proverbs 16:6; Proverbs 17:17; Proverbs 19:22; Proverbs 20:6; Proverbs 20:28; Proverbs 23:26–28; Proverbs 25:13; Proverbs 25:19; Proverbs 28:20

Let not csteadfast love and dfaithfulness forsake you;

ebind them around your neck;

fwrite them on the tablet of your heart.

13  Whoever rgoes about slandering reveals secrets,

but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

22  Do they not go astray who idevise evil?

Those who devise good meet1 jsteadfast love and faithfulness.

By tsteadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,

and by uthe fear of the Lord one vturns away from evil.

17  kA friend loves at all times,

and a brother is born for adversity.

22  What is desired in a man is steadfast love,

and a poor man is better than a liar.

Many a man hproclaims his own steadfast love,

but ia faithful man who can find?

28  uSteadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king,

and by steadfast love his vthrone is upheld.

26  My son, give me your heart,

and let your eyes observe1 my ways.

27  For a prostitute is ha deep pit;

ian adulteress2 is a narrow jwell.

28  kShe lies in wait like a robber

and increases the traitors among mankind.

13  Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest

is ba faithful messenger to those who send him;

he refreshes the soul of his masters.

19  Trusting in a treacherous man in time of trouble

is like a bad tooth or a foot that slips.

20  A faithful man will abound with blessings,

but whoever hastens to be rich jwill not go unpunished.