Prov 24:23-34

Further Sayings of the Wise 23These also are sayings of the wise: Partiality in judging is not good.24Whoever says to the wicked, “You are innocent,” will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations;25but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.26One who gives an honest answer gives a kiss on the lips. 27Prepare your work outside, get everything ready for you in the field; and after that build your house. 28Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips.29Do not say, “I will do to others as they have done to me; I will pay them back for what they have done.” 30I passed by the field of one who was lazy, by the vineyard of a stupid person;31and see, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down.32Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction.33A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,34and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want, like an armed warrior.