Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.
– Proverbs 24:29
The warning of verse 29 could be in light of the warning in the previous verse against false witness in the form of baseless accusations. This verse has to do with retaliation, or seeking revenge. Rendering to men according their works is the sole work of Yahweh (Proverbs 20:22; 24:12; Romans 2:5-6; Romans 12:19-21). Personal retaliations tend to escalate anger, which is contrary to wisdom (Proverbs 10:12; 15:1, 18; 28:25; 29:22).