“Every word of God is flawless;(A)
    he is a shield(B) to those who take refuge in him.
Do not add(C) to his words,
    or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.

“Two things I ask of you, Lord;
    do not refuse me before I die:
Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
    give me neither poverty nor riches,
    but give me only my daily bread.(D)
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown(E) you
    and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’(F)
Or I may become poor and steal,
    and so dishonor the name of my God.(G)

10 “Do not slander a servant to their master,
    or they will curse you, and you will pay for it.

11 “There are those who curse their fathers
    and do not bless their mothers;(H)
12 those who are pure in their own eyes(I)
    and yet are not cleansed of their filth;(J)
13 those whose eyes are ever so haughty,(K)
    whose glances are so disdainful;
14 those whose teeth(L) are swords
    and whose jaws are set with knives(M)
to devour(N) the poor(O) from the earth
    and the needy from among mankind.(P)

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