24 To be a thief’s partner is to hate oneself;
he hears the curse but will not testify.[a](A)

25 The fear of man is a snare,(B)
but the one who trusts in the Lord is protected.[b](C)

26 Many seek a ruler’s favor,(D)
but a man receives justice from the Lord.(E)

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  1. Proverbs 29:24 When a call for witnesses was made public, anyone with information who did not submit his testimony was under a curse.
  2. Proverbs 29:25 Lit raised high

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