9Â Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.
9Â For if I grow rich, I may deny You and say, Who is the LORD? And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name.
9Â If a wise person takes a fool to court, there will be ranting and ridicule but no satisfaction.
9Â God detests the prayers of a person who ignores the law.
9Â The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.
9Â A proverb in the mouth of a fool is like a thorny branch brandished by a drunk.
9Â When arguing with your neighbor, don’t betray another person’s secret.
9Â The schemes of a fool are sinful; everyone detests a mocker.
9Â Don’t waste your breath on fools, for they will despise the wisest advice