Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous;
Do not destroy his resting place;
For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again,
But the wicked stumble in time of disaster and collapse.
Do not rejoice and gloat when your enemy falls,
And do not let your heart be glad [in self-righteousness] when he stumbles,
Or the LORD will see your gloating and be displeased,
And turn His anger away from your enemy.
Do not get upset because of evildoers,
Or be envious of the wicked,
For there will be no future for the evil man;
The lamp of the wicked will be put out.
My son, fear the LORD and the king;
And do not associate with those who are given to change [of allegiance, and are revolutionary],
For their tragedy will rise suddenly,
And who knows the punishment that both [the LORD and the king] will bring on the rebellious?
These also are sayings of the wise:
To show partiality in judgment is not good.
He who says to the wicked, “You are righteous,”
Peoples will curse him, nations will denounce him;
But to those [honorable judges] who rebuke the wicked, it will go well with them and they will find delight,
And a good blessing will come upon them.