21 My child, do not let these escape from your sight:
keep sound wisdom and prudence,
and adornment for your neck.
and your foot will not stumble.
24 If you sit down,a you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
or of the storm that strikes the wicked;
and will keep your foot from being caught.
27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,b
when it is in your power to do it.
tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.
who lives trustingly beside you.
when no harm has been done to you.
and do not choose any of their ways;
but the upright are in his confidence.
but he blesses the abode of the righteous.
but to the humble he shows favor.
but stubborn fools, disgrace.
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