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Proverbs 24 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Precepts and Warnings
Do not be envious of evil men,
Nor desire to be with them;
For their fnminds devise violence,
And their lips talk of trouble.
By wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established;
And by knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.
A wise man is fnstrong,
And a man of knowledge fnincreases power.
For by wise guidance you will fnwage war,
And in abundance of counselors there is victory.
Wisdom is too exalted for a fool,
He does not open his mouth in the gate.
One who plans to do evil,
Men will call a fnschemer.
The devising of folly is sin,
And the scoffer is an abomination to men.
10 If you are slack in the day of distress,
Your strength is limited.
11 Deliver those who are being taken away to death,
And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back.
12 If you say, “See, we did not know this,”
Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts?
And does He not know it who keeps your soul?
And will He not fnrender to man according to his work?
13 My son, eat honey, for it is good,
Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;
14 Know that wisdom is thus for your soul;
If you find it, then there will be a fnfuture,
And your hope will not be cut off.
15 Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous;
Do not destroy his resting place;
16 For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again,
But the wicked stumble in time of calamity.
17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
18 Or the LORD will see it and fnbe displeased,
And turn His anger away from him.
19 Do not fret because of evildoers
Or be envious of the wicked;
20 For there will be no fnfuture for the evil man;
The lamp of the wicked will be put out.
21 My son, fnfear the LORD and the king;
Do not associate with those who are given to change,
22 For their calamity will rise suddenly,
And who knows the ruin that comes from both of them?
23 These also are sayings of the wise.
To fnshow partiality in judgment is not good.
24 He who says to the wicked, “You are righteous,”
Peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him;
25 But to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight,
And a good blessing will come upon them.
26 He kisses the lips
Who gives fna right answer.
27 Prepare your work outside
And make it ready for yourself in the field;
Afterwards, then, build your house.
28 Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause,
And do not deceive with your lips.
29 Do not say, “Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me;
I will fnrender to the man according to his work.”
30 I passed by the field of the sluggard
And by the vineyard of the man lacking fnsense,
31 And behold, it was completely overgrown with thistles;
Its surface was covered with fnnettles,
And its stone wall was broken down.
32 When I saw, I fnreflected upon it;
I looked, and received instruction.
33 “A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to rest,”
34 Then your poverty will come as fna robber
And your want like fnan armed man.
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NASB Footnotes

Literally: hearts
Literally: in strength
Literally: strengthens power
Literally: make battle for yourself
Or, deviser of evil
Literally: bring back
Literally: latter end
Literally: it is evil in His eyes
Literally: latter end
Or, reverence
Literally: regard the face
Or, an honest
Literally: bring back
Literally: heart
I.e. a kind of weed
Literally: set my heart
Or, a vagabond; lit one who walks
Literally: a man with a shield

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