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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:1 - Be not thou envious of evil men, neither desire to be with them;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:2 - for their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:3 - Through wisdom is a house built, and by understanding it is established;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:4 - and by knowledge are the chambers filled with all precious and pleasant substance.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:5 - A wise man is strong, and a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:6 - For with good advice shalt thou make thy war; and in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:7 - Wisdom is too high for a fool: he will not open his mouth in the gate.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:8 - He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a master of intrigues.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:9 - The purpose of folly is sin, and the scorner is an abomination to men.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:10 - If thou losest courage in the day of trouble, thy strength is small.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:11 - Deliver them that are taken forth unto death, and withdraw not from them that stagger to slaughter.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:12 - If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not, will not he that weigheth the hearts consider it? And he that preserveth thy soul, he knoweth it; and he rendereth to man according to his work.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:13 - Eat honey, my son, for it is good; and a honeycomb is sweet to thy taste:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:14 - so consider wisdom for thy soul; if thou hast found it, there shall be a result, and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:15 - Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; lay not waste his resting-place.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:16 - For the righteous falleth seven times, and riseth up again; but the wicked stumble into disaster.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:17 - Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thy heart be glad when he stumbleth;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:18 - lest Jehovah see it, and it be evil in his sight, and he turn away his anger from him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:19 - Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, and be not envious of the wicked:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:20 - for there shall be no future to the evil man; the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:21 - My son, fear Jehovah and the king: meddle not with them that are given to change.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:22 - For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:23 - These things also come from the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:24 - He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous, peoples shall curse him, nations shall abhor him;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:25 - but to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing cometh upon them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:26 - He kisseth the lips who giveth a right answer.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:27 - Prepare thy work without, and put thy field in order, and afterwards build thy house.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:28 - Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and wouldest thou deceive with thy lips?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:29 - Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me, I will render to the man according to his work.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:30 - I went by the field of a sluggard, and by the vineyard of a man void of understanding;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:31 - and lo, it was all grown over with thistles, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and its stone wall was broken down.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:32 - Then I looked, I took it to heart; I saw, I received instruction:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:33 - -- A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest!

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:34 - So shall thy poverty come as a roving plunderer, and thy penury as an armed man.

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