1 He who is vengeful shall find vengeance from 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,
And He shall surely keep account of his sins.

2 Forgive your neighbour the harm that he has done to you,
So your sins shall also be forgiven when you pray.

3 One man bears hatred against another,
And should he seek forgiveness from 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄?

4 He shows no kindness to a man, who is like himself;
And does he ask forgiveness of his own sins?

5 If he who is but flesh maintains hatred,
Who shall pray forgiveness for his sins?

6 Remember your end, and let enmity cease;
Corruption and death, and remain in the Commands.

7 Remember the Commands, and bear no evil against your neighbour;
The Covenant of the Most High, and overlook faults.

8 Abstain from strife, and you shall diminish your sins;
For a man of rage kindles strife,

9 A sinful man disrupts friendships,
And creates quarrels among those who are at peace.

10 As the structure of the fire, so it burns:
And as a man’s strength is, so is his wrath;
And according to his wealth his wrath rises;
And the stronger they are who contend,
The more they shall be inflamed.

11 A hasty quarrel kindles a fire;
And hasty fighting sheds blood.

12 If you blow the spark, it shall burn;
If you spit upon it, it shall be quenched;
And both of these come out of your mouth.

13 Curse the gossiper and double tongued;
For such have destroyed many who were at peace.

14 A backbiting tongue has troubled many,
and driven them from nation to nation:
It has pulled down strong cities,
and overthrown the houses of great men.

15 A backbiting tongue has thrown out virtuous women,
And deprived them of their labours.

16 Whoever listens to it shall never find rest,
and never dwell quietly.

17 The stroke of the whip makes marks in the flesh;
But the stroke of the tongue breaks the bones.

18 Many have fallen by the edge of the sword;
But not as many who have fallen by the tongue.

19 It is good for he who is protected from its venom;
Who has not drawn its yoke, nor been bound in its bands.

20 For its yoke is a yoke of iron,
And its bands are bands of bronze.

21 The death from it is an evil death;
The grave is better than it.

22 It shall not rule over those who revere Elohim,
Nor shall they be burned with its flame.

23 Those who forsake 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 shall fall into it;
And it shall burn in them, and not be quenched.
It shall be sent upon them as a lion,
And devour them as a leopard.

24 As you hedge your possessions with thorns around,
And bind up your silver and gold,

25 Weigh your words in a balance,
And make a door and bar for your mouth.

26 Beware you do not slip by it,
Lest you fall before he who lies in wait.