Proverbs Chapter 24 (Index)

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001  Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

002  For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.

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

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

005  A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

006  For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.

007  Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

008  He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.

009  The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

010  If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

011  If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;

012  If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

013  My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:

014  So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

015  Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:

016  For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

017  Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:

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

019  Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked;

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

021  My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

022  For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?

023  These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

024  He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:

025  But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.

026  Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.

027  Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

028  Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.

029  Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.

030  I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

031  And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.

032  Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.

033  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

034  So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.