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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.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Proverbs 24 (KJVS)

[1] Be not thou envious H7065 (8762) against evil H7451 men H582, neither desire H183 (8691) to be with them.
[2] For their heart H3820 studieth H1897 (8799) destruction H7701, and their lips H8193 talk H1696 (8762) of mischief H5999.
[3] Through wisdom H2451 is an house H1004 builded H1129 (8735); and by understanding H8394 it is established H3559 (8709):
[4] And by knowledge H1847 shall the chambers H2315 be filled H4390 (8735) with all precious H3368 and pleasant H5273 riches H1952.
[5] A wise H2450 man H1397 [is] strong H5797; yea, a man H376 of knowledge H1847 increaseth H553 (8764) strength H3581.
[6] For by wise counsel H8458 thou shalt make H6213 (8799) thy war H4421: and in multitude H7230 of counsellors H3289 (8802) [there is] safety H8668.
[7] Wisdom H2454 [is] too high H7311 (8802) for a fool H191: he openeth H6605 (8799) not his mouth H6310 in the gate H8179.
[8] He that deviseth H2803 (8764) to do evil H7489 (8687) shall be called H7121 (8799) a mischievous H4209 person H1167.
[9] The thought H2154 of foolishness H200 [is] sin H2403: and the scorner H3887 (8801) [is] an abomination H8441 to men H120.
[10] [If] thou faint H7503 (8694) in the day H3117 of adversity H6869, thy strength H3581 [is] small H6862.
[11] If thou forbear H2820 (8799) to deliver H5337 (8685) [them that are] drawn H3947 (8803) unto death H4194, and [those that are] ready H4131 (8801) to be slain H2027;
[12] If thou sayest H559 (8799), Behold, we knew H3045 (8804) it not; doth not he that pondereth H8505 (8802) the heart H3826 consider H995 (8799) [it]? and he that keepeth H5341 (8802) thy soul H5315, doth [not] he know H3045 (8799) [it]? and shall [not] he render H7725 (8689) to [every] man H120 according to his works H6467?
[13] My son H1121, eat H398 (8798) thou honey H1706, because [it is] good H2896; and the honeycomb H5317, [which is] sweet H4966 to thy taste H2441:
[14] So [shall] the knowledge H3045 (8798) of wisdom H2451 [be] unto thy soul H5315: when thou hast found H4672 (8804) [it], then there shall be H3426 a reward H319, and thy expectation H8615 shall not be cut off H3772 (8735).
[15] Lay not wait H693 (8799), O wicked H7563 [man], against the dwelling H5116 of the righteous H6662; spoil H7703 (8762) not his resting place H7258:
[16] For a just H6662 [man] falleth H5307 (8799) seven times H7651, and riseth up again H6965 (8804): but the wicked H7563 shall fall H3782 (8735) into mischief H7451.
[17] Rejoice H8055 (8799) not when thine enemy H341 (8802) falleth H5307 (8800), and let not thine heart H3820 be glad H1523 (8799) when he stumbleth H3782 (8736):
[18] Lest the LORD H3068 see H7200 (8799) [it], and it displease H7489 (8804) H5869 him, and he turn away H7725 (8689) his wrath H639 from him.
[19] Fret H2734 (8691) not thyself because of evil H7489 (8688) [men], neither be thou envious H7065 (8762) at the wicked H7563;
[20] For there shall be no reward H319 to the evil H7451 [man]; the candle H5216 of the wicked H7563 shall be put out H1846 (8799).
[21] My son H1121, fear H3372 (8798) thou the LORD H3068 and the king H4428: [and] meddle H6148 (8691) not with them that are given to change H8138 (8802):
[22] For their calamity H343 shall rise H6965 (8799) suddenly H6597; and who knoweth H3045 (8802) the ruin H6365 of them both H8147?
[23] These [things] also [belong] to the wise H2450. [It is] not good H2896 to have respect H5234 (8687) of persons H6440 in judgment H4941.
[24] He that saith H559 (8802) unto the wicked H7563, Thou [art] righteous H6662; him shall the people H5971 curse H5344 (8799), nations H3816 shall abhor H2194 (8799) him:
[25] But to them that rebuke H3198 (8688) [him] shall be delight H5276 (8799), and a good H2896 blessing H1293 shall come H935 (8799) upon them.
[26] [Every man] shall kiss H5401 (8799) [his] lips H8193 that giveth H7725 (8688) a right H5228 answer H1697.
[27] Prepare H3559 (8685) thy work H4399 without H2351, and make it fit H6257 (8761) for thyself in the field H7704; and afterwards H310 build H1129 (8804) thine house H1004.
[28] Be not a witness H5707 against thy neighbour H7453 without cause H2600; and deceive H6601 (8765) [not] with thy lips H8193.
[29] Say H559 (8799) not, I will do H6213 (8799) so to him as he hath done H6213 (8804) to me: I will render H7725 (8686) to the man H376 according to his work H6467.
[30] I went H5674 (8804) by the field H7704 of the slothful H376 H6102, and by the vineyard H3754 of the man H120 void H2638 of understanding H3820;
[31] And, lo, it was all grown over H5927 (8804) with thorns H7063, [and] nettles H2738 had covered H3680 (8795) the face H6440 thereof, and the stone H68 wall H1444 thereof was broken down H2040 (8738).
[32] Then I saw H2372 (8799), [and] considered [it] well H7896 (8799) H3820: I looked H7200 (8804) upon [it, and] received H3947 (8804) instruction H4148.
[33] [Yet] a little H4592 sleep H8142, a little H4592 slumber H8572, a little H4592 folding H2264 of the hands H3027 to sleep H7901 (8800):
[34] So shall thy poverty H7389 come H935 (8804) [as] one that travelleth H1980 (8693); and thy want H4270 as an armed H4043 man H376.

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!