17 nDo not rejoice when your enemy falls,
And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
18 Lest the Lord see it, and 3it displease Him,
And He turn away His wrath from him.
19 oDo not fret because of evildoers,
Nor be envious of the wicked;
The lamp of the wicked will be put out.
21 My son, pfear the Lord and the king;
Do not associate with those given to change;
And who knows the ruin those two can bring?
23 These things also belong to the wise:
24 rHe who says to the wicked, “You are righteous,”
Him the people will curse;
Nations will abhor him.
25 But those who rebuke the wicked will have sdelight,
And a good blessing will come upon them.
27 tPrepare your outside work,
Make it fit for yourself in the field;
And afterward build your house.
28 uDo not be a witness against your neighbor without cause,
5For would you deceive with your lips?
29 vDo not say, “I will do to him just as he has done to me;
I will render to the man according to his work.”
And by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding;
31 And there it was, wall overgrown with thorns;
Its surface was covered with nettles;
Its stone wall was broken down.
I looked on it and received instruction:
33 xA little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to rest;
And your need like 7an armed man.
Lit. it be evil in His eyes
Lit. recognize faces
LXX, Vg. Do not deceive
Lit. one who walks about
Lit. a man with a shield