8 Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity,
and the rod of his fury will fail.
9 Whoever has a bountiful1 eye will be blessed,
for he shares his bread with the poor.
10 Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out,
and quarreling and abuse will cease.
11 He who loves purity of heart,
and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.
12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge,
but he overthrows the words of the traitor.
13 The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside!
I shall be killed in the streets!”
14 The mouth of forbidden2 women is a deep pit;
he with whom the LORD is angry will fall into it.