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Proverbs 24 (WEBP)

[1] Don’t be envious of evil men, neither desire to be with them;
[2] for their hearts plot violence and their lips talk about mischief.
[3] Through wisdom a house is built; by understanding it is established;
[4] by knowledge the rooms are filled with all rare and beautiful treasure.
[5] A wise man has great power. A knowledgeable man increases strength,
[6] for by wise guidance you wage your war, and victory is in many advisors.
[7] Wisdom is too high for a fool. He doesn’t open his mouth in the gate.
[8] One who plots to do evil will be called a schemer.
[9] The schemes of folly are sin. The mocker is detested by men.
[10] If you falter in the time of trouble, your strength is small.
[11] Rescue those who are being led away to death! Indeed, hold back those who are staggering to the slaughter!
[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?
[13] My son, eat honey, for it is good, the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to your taste;
[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.
[15] Don’t lay in wait, wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous. Don’t destroy his resting place;
[16] for a righteous man falls seven times and rises up again, but the wicked are overthrown by calamity.
[17] Don’t rejoice when your enemy falls. Don’t let your heart be glad when he is overthrown,
[18] lest Yahweh see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
[19] Don’t fret yourself because of evildoers, neither be envious of the wicked;
[20] for there will be no reward to the evil man. The lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.
[21] My son, fear Yahweh and the king. Don’t join those who are rebellious,
[22] for their calamity will rise suddenly. Who knows what destruction may come from them both?
[23] These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judgment is not good.
[24] He who says to the wicked, “You are righteous,” peoples will curse him, and nations will abhor him—
[25] but it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and a rich blessing will come on them.
[26] An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.
[27] Prepare your work outside, and get your fields ready. Afterwards, build your house.
[28] Don’t be a witness against your neighbor without cause. Don’t deceive with your lips.
[29] Don’t say, “I will do to him as he has done to me; I will repay the man according to his work.”
[30] I went by the field of the sluggard, by the vineyard of the man void of understanding.
[31] Behold, it was all grown over with thorns. Its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down.
[32] Then I saw, and considered well. I saw, and received instruction:
[33] a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep,
[34] so your poverty will come as a robber and your want as an armed man.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Proverbs 24 (KJVS)

[1] Be not thou envious () against evil men , neither desire () to be with them.
[2] For their heart studieth () destruction , and their lips talk () of mischief .
[3] Through wisdom is an house builded (); and by understanding it is established ():
[4] And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled () with all precious and pleasant riches .
[5] A wise man [is] strong ; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth () strength .
[6] For by wise counsel thou shalt make () thy war : and in multitude of counsellors () [there is] safety .
[7] Wisdom [is] too high () for a fool : he openeth () not his mouth in the gate .
[8] He that deviseth () to do evil () shall be called () a mischievous person .
[9] The thought of foolishness [is] sin : and the scorner () [is] an abomination to men .
[10] [If] thou faint () in the day of adversity , thy strength [is] small .
[11] If thou forbear () to deliver () [them that are] drawn () unto death , and [those that are] ready () to be slain ;
[12] 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 ?
[13] My son , eat () thou honey , because [it is] good ; and the honeycomb , [which is] sweet to thy taste :
[14] 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 ().
[15] Lay not wait (), O wicked [man], against the dwelling of the righteous ; spoil () not his resting place :
[16] For a just [man] falleth () seven times , and riseth up again (): but the wicked shall fall () into mischief .
[17] Rejoice () not when thine enemy () falleth (), and let not thine heart be glad () when he stumbleth ():
[18] Lest the LORD see () [it], and it displease () him, and he turn away () his wrath from him.
[19] Fret () not thyself because of evil () [men], neither be thou envious () at the wicked ;
[20] For there shall be no reward to the evil [man]; the candle of the wicked shall be put out ().
[21] My son , fear () thou the LORD and the king : [and] meddle () not with them that are given to change ():
[22] For their calamity shall rise () suddenly ; and who knoweth () the ruin of them both ?
[23] These [things] also [belong] to the wise . [It is] not good to have respect () of persons in judgment .
[24] He that saith () unto the wicked , Thou [art] righteous ; him shall the people curse (), nations shall abhor () him:
[25] But to them that rebuke () [him] shall be delight (), and a good blessing shall come () upon them.
[26] [Every man] shall kiss () [his] lips that giveth () a right answer .
[27] Prepare () thy work without , and make it fit () for thyself in the field ; and afterwards build () thine house .
[28] Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause ; and deceive () [not] with thy lips .
[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 .
[30] I went () by the field of the slothful , and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding ;
[31] And, lo, it was all grown over () with thorns , [and] nettles had covered () the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down ().
[32] Then I saw (), [and] considered [it] well () : I looked () upon [it, and] received () instruction .
[33] [Yet] a little sleep , a little slumber , a little folding of the hands to sleep ():
[34] So shall thy poverty come () [as] one that travelleth (); and thy want as an armed man .

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 24 (YLT)

[1] Be not envious of evil men, And desire not to be with them.
[2] For destruction doth their heart meditate, And perverseness do their lips speak.
[3] By wisdom is a house builded, And by understanding it establisheth itself.
[4] And by knowledge the inner parts are filled, With all precious and pleasant wealth.
[5] Mighty is the wise in strength, And a man of knowledge is strengthening power,
[6] For by plans thou makest for thyself war, And deliverance is in a multitude of counsellors.
[7] Wisdom is high for a fool, In the gate he openeth not his mouth.
[8] Whoso is devising to do evil, Him they call a master of wicked thoughts.
[9] The thought of folly is sin, And an abomination to man is a scorner.
[10] Thou hast shewed thyself weak in a day of adversity, Straitened is thy power,
[11] If from delivering those taken to death, And those slipping to the slaughter-thou keepest back.
[12] When thou sayest, ‘Lo, we knew not this.’ Is not the Ponderer of hearts He who understandeth? And the Keeper of thy soul He who knoweth? And He hath rendered to man according to his work.
[13] Eat my son, honey that is good, And the honeycomb-sweet to thy palate.
[14] So is the knowledge of wisdom to thy soul, If thou hast found that there is a posterity And thy hope is not cut off.
[15] Lay not wait, O wicked one, At the habitation of the righteous. Do not spoil his resting-place.
[16] For seven times doth the righteous fall and rise, And the wicked stumble in evil.
[17] In the falling of thine enemy rejoice not, And in his stumbling let not thy heart be joyful,
[18] Lest Jehovah see, and it be evil in His eyes, And He hath turned from off him His anger.
[19] Fret not thyself at evil doers, Be not envious at the wicked,
[20] For there is not a posterity to the evil, The lamp of the wicked is extinguished.
[21] Fear Jehovah, my son, and the king, With changers mix not up thyself,
[22] For suddenly doth their calamity rise, And the ruin of them both-who knoweth!
[23] These also are for the wise:- To discern faces in judgment is not good.
[24] Whoso is saying to the wicked, ‘Thou art righteous,’ Peoples execrate him-nations abhor him.
[25] And to those reproving it is pleasant, And on them cometh a good blessing.
[26] Lips he kisseth who is returning straightforward words.
[27] Prepare in an out-place thy work, And make it ready in the field-go afterwards, Then thou hast built thy house.
[28] Be not a witness for nought against thy neighbour, Or thou hast enticed with thy lips.
[29] Say not, ‘As he did to me, so I do to him, I render to each according to his work.’
[30] Near the field of a slothful man I passed by, And near the vineyard of a man lacking heart.
[31] And lo, it hath gone up-all of it-thorns! Covered its face have nettles, And its stone wall hath been broken down.
[32] And I see-I-I do set my heart, I have seen-I have received instruction,
[33] A little sleep-a little slumber- A little folding of the hands to lie down.
[34] And thy poverty hath come as a traveller, And thy want as an armed man!