PROV 24:1 Be not thou envious against evil men; Neither desire to be with them:
PROV 24:2 For their heart studieth oppression, And their lips talk of mischief.
PROV 24:3 Through wisdom is a house builded; And by understanding it is established;
PROV 24:4 And by knowledge are the chambers filled With all precious and pleasant riches.
PROV 24:5 A wise man is strong; Yea, a man of knowledge increaseth might,
PROV 24:6 For by wise guidance thou shalt make thy war; And in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
PROV 24:7 Wisdom is too high for a fool: He openeth not his mouth in the gate.
PROV 24:8 He that deviseth to do evil, Men shall call him a mischief-maker.
PROV 24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin; And the scoffer is an abomination to men.
PROV 24:10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, Thy strength is small.
PROV 24:11 Deliver them that are carried away unto death, And those that are ready to be slain see that thou hold back.
PROV 24:12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew not this; Doth not he that weigheth the hearts consider it? And he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? And shall not he render to every man according to his work?
PROV 24:13 My son, eat thou honey, for it is good; And the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to thy taste:
PROV 24:14 So shalt thou know wisdom to be unto thy soul; If thou hast found it, then shall there be a reward, And thy hope shall not be cut off.
PROV 24:15 Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous; Destroy not his resting-place:
PROV 24:16 For a righteous man falleth seven times, and riseth up again; But the wicked are overthrown by calamity.
PROV 24:17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, And let not thy heart be glad when he is overthrown;
PROV 24:18 Lest Jehovah see it, and it displease him, And he turn away his wrath from him.
PROV 24:19 Fret not thyself because of evil-doers; Neither be thou envious at the wicked:
PROV 24:20 For there shall be no reward to the evil man; The lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
PROV 24:21 My son, fear thou Jehovah and the king; `And' company not with them that are given to change:
PROV 24:22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly; And the destruction from them both, who knoweth it?
PROV 24:23 These also are `sayings' of the wise. To have respect of persons in judgment is not good.
PROV 24:24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; Peoples shall curse him, nations shall abhor him:
PROV 24:25 But to them that rebuke `him' shall be delight, And a good blessing shall come upon them.
PROV 24:26 He kisseth the lips Who giveth a right answer.
PROV 24:27 Prepare thy work without, And make it ready for thee in the field; And afterwards build thy house.
PROV 24:28 Be not a witness against thy neighbor without cause; And deceive not with thy lips.
PROV 24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me; I will render to the man according to his work.
PROV 24:30 I went by the field of the sluggard, And by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
PROV 24:31 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, The face thereof was covered with nettles, And the stone wall thereof was broken down.
PROV 24:32 Then I beheld, and considered well; I saw, and received instruction:
PROV 24:33 `Yet' a little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep;
PROV 24:34 So shall thy poverty come as a robber, And thy want as an armed man.