Proverbs 23

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The Proverbs

Chapter 24

1

Be not thou envious17 against evil men, neither desire101 to be with them.

2

For their heart studieth4 destruction, and their lips talk17 of mischief.

3

Through wisdom is an house builded;11 and by understanding it is established:113

4

And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled11 with all precious and pleasant riches.

5

A wise man [is] strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth18 strength.

6

For by wise counsel thou shalt make4 thy war: and in multitude of counsellors6 [there is] safety.

7

Wisdom [is] too high6 for a fool: he openeth4 not his mouth in the gate.

8

He that deviseth18 to do evil53 shall be called4 a mischievous person.

9

The thought of foolishness [is] sin: and the scorner5 [is] an abomination to men.

10

[If] thou faint98 in the day of adversity, thy strength [is] small.

11

If thou forbear4 to deliver54 [them that are] drawn7 unto death, and [those that are] ready5 to be slain;

12

If thou sayest,4 Behold, we knew1 it not; doth not he that pondereth6 the heart consider4 [it]? and he that keepeth6 thy soul, doth [not] he know4 [it]? and shall [not] he render52 to [every] man according to his works?

13

My son, eat3 thou honey, because [it is] good; and the honeycomb, [which is] sweet to thy taste:

14

So [shall] the knowledge3 of wisdom [be] unto thy soul: when thou hast found1 [it], then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.11

15

Lay not wait,4 O wicked [man], against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil17 not his resting place:

16

For a just [man] falleth4 seven times, and riseth up1 again: but the wicked shall fall11 into mischief.

17

Rejoice4 not when thine enemy6 falleth,2 and let not thine heart be glad4 when he stumbleth:9

18

Lest the LORD see4 [it], and it displease1 5869 him, and he turn away52 his wrath from him.

19

Fret101 not thyself because of evil56 [men], neither be thou envious17 at the wicked;

20

For there shall be no reward to the evil [man]; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.4

21

My son, fear3 thou the LORD and the king: [and] meddle101 not with them that are given to change:6

22

For their calamity shall rise4 suddenly; and who knoweth6 the ruin of them both?

23

These [things] also [belong] to the wise. [It is] not good to have respect53 of persons in judgment.

24

He that saith6 unto the wicked, Thou [art] righteous; him shall the people curse,4 nations shall abhor4 him:

25

But to them that rebuke56 [him] shall be delight,4 and a good blessing shall come4 upon them.

26

[Every man] shall kiss4 [his] lips that giveth56 a right answer.

27

Prepare54 thy work without, and make it fit16 for thyself in the field; and afterwards build1 thine house.

28

Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive14 [not] with thy lips.

29

Say4 not, I will do4 so to him as he hath done1 to me: I will render55 to the man according to his work.

30

I went1 by the field of the slothful, 6102 and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

31

And, lo, it was all grown over1 with thorns, [and] nettles had covered27 the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.8

32

Then I saw,4 [and] considered4 3820 [it] well: I looked1 upon [it, and] received1 instruction.

33

[Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:2

34

So shall thy poverty come1 [as] one that travelleth;102 and thy want as an armed man.

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