Ecclesiasticus / Sirach - Chapter 12
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5 Do good to the humble, give nothing to the godless. Refuse him bread, do not give him any, it might make him stronger than you are; then you would be repaid evil twice over for all the good you had done him.
6 For the Most High himself detests sinners, and will repay the wicked with what they deserve.
9 When someone is doing well that person's enemies are sad, when someone is doing badly, even a friend will keep at a distance.
11 Even if he behaves humbly and comes bowing and scraping, maintain your reserve and be on your guard against him. Behave towards him as if you were polishing a mirror, you will find that his tarnish cannot last.
12 Do not stand him beside you in case he thrusts you out and takes your place. Do not seat him on your right, or he will be after your position, and then you will remember what I have said and sadly admit that I was right.
14 just so for one who consorts with a sinner, and becomes an accomplice in his sins.
16 An enemy may have sweetness on his lips, and in his heart a scheme to throw you into the ditch. An enemy may have tears in his eyes, but if he gets a chance there can never be too much blood for him.
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