11 The wisdom of the humble lifts their heads high,
and seats them among the great.
or loathe anyone because of appearance alone.
but what it produces is the best of sweet things.
and do not exalt yourself when you are honored;
for the works of the Lord are wonderful,
and his works are concealed from humankind.
but one who was never thought of has worn a crown.
and the honored have been handed over to others.
7 Do not find fault before you investigate;
examine first, and then criticize.
and do not interrupt when another is speaking.
and do not sit with sinners when they judge a case.
if you multiply activities, you will not be held blameless.
If you pursue, you will not overtake,
and by fleeing you will not escape.
but are so much the more in want.
who lack strength and abound in poverty;
but the eyes of the Lord look kindly upon them;
he lifts them out of their lowly condition
to the amazement of the many.
poverty and wealth, come from the Lord.a
and his favor brings lasting success.
and the reward allotted to him is this:
and now I shall feast on my goods!”
he does not know how long it will be
until he leaves them to others and dies.
and grow old in your work.
but trust in the Lord and keep at your job;
for it is easy in the sight of the Lord
to make the poor rich suddenly, in an instant.
22 The blessing of the Lord isb the reward of the pious,
and quickly God causes his blessing to flourish.
and what further benefit can be mine?”
and what harm can come to me now?”
and in the day of adversity, prosperity is not remembered.
to reward individuals according to their conduct.
and at the close of one’s life one’s deeds are revealed.
by how he ends, a person becomes known.c
29 Do not invite everyone into your home,
for many are the tricks of the crafty.
and like spies they observe your weakness;d
and to worthy actions they attach blame.
and a sinner lies in wait to shed blood.
and they may ruin your reputation forever.
and will make you a stranger to your own family.
Heb: Gk is in
Heb: Gk and through his children a person becomes known
Heb: Gk downfall