17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of wise people.
Apply your heart to the sayings I teach.
18 It is pleasing when you keep them in your heart.
Have all of them ready on your lips.
19 You are the one I am teaching today.
That’s because I want you to trust in the Lord.
20 I have written 30 sayings for you.
They will give you knowledge and good advice.
21 I am teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth.
Then you can give honest reports to those you serve.
22 Don’t take advantage of poor people just because they are poor.
Don’t treat badly those who are in need by taking them to court.
23 The Lord will stand up for them in court.
He will require the lives of people who have taken the lives of those in need.
24 Don’t be a friend of a person who has a bad temper.
Don’t go around with a person who gets angry easily.
25 You might learn their habits.
And then you will be trapped by them.
26 Don’t agree to pay for what someone else owes.
And don’t agree to pay their bills for them.
27 If you don’t have the money to pay,
your bed will be taken right out from under you!
28 Don’t move old boundary stones
set up by your people of long ago.
29 Do you see someone who does good work?
That person will serve kings.
That person won’t serve officials of lower rank.
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