10Â Never abandon a friend–either yours or your father’s. When disaster strikes, you won’t have to ask your brother for assistance. It’s better to go to a neighbor than to a brother who lives far away.
10Â An employer who hires a fool or a bystander is like an archer who shoots at random.
10Â Others may accuse you of gossip, and you will never regain your good reputation.
10Â If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.
10Â Don’t cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers; don’t take the land of defenseless orphans.
10Â Throw out the mocker, and fighting goes, too. Quarrels and insults will disappear.
10Â Evil people desire evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.
10Â False weights and unequal measures–the LORD detests double standards of every kind.
10Â It isn’t right for a fool to live in luxury or for a slave to rule over princes!