Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee. Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
Notice the negatives in this section – withhold not, say not, devise not. We are not to hold back anything that is good, if we have it and others have a need. Do not put off the one who has a need, if we can meet it. We are not to devise something evil against those who dwell in the house next door.