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Your competence and discretion,

Let them not depart from your eyes;

Or turn into a transgression,

Through stealing or cheating or lies.


Lose not sight for they will be life,

As an adornment for your neck;

That will help avoiding the strife,

And that you must constantly check.


Then you go safely on your way,

And your foot will never stumble;

Keeping you from going astray,

As you can remain so humble.


When you lie down you will not fear,

Just lie down for a pleasant sleep;

Knowing that the Lord will be near,

Like a shepherd in watching keep.


Fear not of a sudden danger,

Or the ruin if evil hails;

The Lord will detain the stranger,

So that his dastardly deed fails.


For the Lord is your confidence,

And will keep your foot from the snare;

As the front line of your defense,

When evil doers try to dare.


For when it is in your power,

Hold not good from where it belongs;

You know not the day or hour,

When judgment comes for all your wrongs.


Say to no one to go away,

And in coming back tomorrow;

Give back to what is theirs today,

So that you do not cause sorrow.


Plan no ill against your neighbor,

He is trusting living near you;

Offer to help in his labor,

Lovingly and always being true.


Accuse no one without due cause,

When he having done you no harm;

Envy no one else for what was,

Choose to lust someone for their charm.

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