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Proverbs 24

Book of Proverbs - Chapter 24

Proverbs 24:1

Don't be envious of evil men; neither desire to be with them:

Proverbs 24:2

for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about mischief.

Proverbs 24:3

Through wisdom a house is built; by understanding it is established;

Proverbs 24:4

by knowledge the rooms are filled with all rare and beautiful treasure.

Proverbs 24:5

A wise man has great power; and a knowledgeable man increases strength;

Proverbs 24:6

for by wise guidance you wage your war; and victory is in many advisors.

Proverbs 24:7

Wisdom is too high for a fool: he doesn't open his mouth in the gate.

Proverbs 24:8

One who plots to do evil will be called a schemer.

Proverbs 24:9

The schemes of folly are sin. The mocker is detested by men.

Proverbs 24:10

If you falter in the time of trouble, your strength is small.

Proverbs 24:11

Rescue those who are being led away to death! Indeed, hold back those who are staggering to the slaughter!

Proverbs 24:12

If you say, "Behold, we didn't know this;" doesn't he who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, doesn't he know it? Shall he not render to every man according to his work?

Proverbs 24:13

My son, eat honey, for it is good; the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to your taste:

Proverbs 24:14

so you shall know wisdom to be to your soul; if you have found it, then there will be a reward, your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 24:15

Don't lay in wait, wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous. Don't destroy his resting place:

Proverbs 24:16

for a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again; but the wicked are overthrown by calamity.

Proverbs 24:17

Don't rejoice when your enemy falls. Don't let your heart be glad when he is overthrown;

Proverbs 24:18

lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

Proverbs 24:19

Don't fret yourself because of evildoers; neither be envious of the wicked:

Proverbs 24:20

for there will be no reward to the evil man; and the lamp of the wicked shall be snuffed out.

Proverbs 24:21

My son, fear the LORD and the king. Don't join those who are rebellious:

Proverbs 24:22

for their calamity will rise suddenly; the destruction from them both--who knows?

Proverbs 24:23

These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.

Proverbs 24:24

He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous;" peoples shall curse him, and nations shall abhor him--

Proverbs 24:25

but it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and a rich blessing will come on them.

Proverbs 24:26

An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.

Proverbs 24:27

Prepare your work outside, and get your fields ready. Afterwards, build your house.

Proverbs 24:28

Don't be a witness against your neighbor without cause. Don't deceive with your lips.

Proverbs 24:29

Don't say, "I will do to him as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work."

Proverbs 24:30

I went by the field of the sluggard, by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

Proverbs 24:31

Behold, it was all grown over with thorns. Its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down.

Proverbs 24:32

Then I saw, and considered well. I saw, and received instruction:

Proverbs 24:33

a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep;

Proverbs 24:34

so your poverty will come as a robber, and your want as an armed man.