16 mTake the garment of one who is surety for a stranger,
And hold it as a pledge when it is for a seductress.
17 nBread gained by deceit is sweet to a man,
But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
18 oPlans are established by counsel;
pBy wise counsel wage war.
19 qHe who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets;
Therefore do not associate with one rwho flatters with his lips.
20 sWhoever curses his father or his mother,
tHis lamp will be put out in deep darkness.
21 uAn inheritance gained hastily at the beginning
vWill not be blessed at the end.
xWait for the Lord, and He will save you.
And dishonest scales are not good.
How then can a man understand his own way?