“Do not withhold goods
From those to whom it is due,
When it is in your power to do it.
Do not say to your neighbor.
Tomorrow I will give it.’
If you have it with you.
Do not plan harm against your neighbor.
He lives trustingly beside you.
Do not quarrel with anyone without cause,
When no harm has been done to you.
Do not envy the violent!
Do not choose any of their ways!
The perverse are an abomination to Yahweh.
But the upright are in his confidence.
Yahweh’s curse is on the house of the wicked.
But he blesses the abode of the righteous.
Toward the scorners
He is scornful.
But to the humble
He shows favor.
The wise will inherit honor.
But stubborn fools will inherit disgrace.”
When you owe someone something, you should repay it if you are able. Do not tell your neighbor to come back tomorrow, if you already have it. Do not plan any harm against your trusting neighbor. Do not quarrel with anyone without cause if they have not done anything to you. Do not envy the violent or follow any of their ways. While the perverse are an abomination to Yahweh, the upright are in the confidence of God. Yahweh curses the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous. To scorners, he is scornful. However, to the humble, he shows his favor. The wise will inherit honor but the stubborn fools will only find disgrace.