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Proverbs 24 :: King James Version (KJV)

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

The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769.
Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. Within the United Kingdom, the rights to the KJV are vested in the Crown.

For more information on this translation, see the KJV Preface.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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