“Evil plans are an abomination to Yahweh.
But gracious words are pure.
Those who are greedy for unjust gain
Make trouble for their household.
But those who hates bribes
The mind of the righteous
Ponders how to answer.
But the mouth of the wicked
Pours out evil.
Yahweh is far from the wicked.
But he hears the prayer of the righteous.
The light of the eyes rejoices the heart.
Good news refreshes the body.”
Wicked evil plans are an abomination to Yahweh. Gracious words, on the other hand, are pure. The greedy seek after an unjust gain or profit as they make trouble for their family. If you hate bribes, you will have a long life. The righteous ponder how to answer questions, while the mouths of the wicked pour out evil things. Yahweh stays far away from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous. The light in your eyes rejoices your heart, just as good news refreshes your body.