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Proverbs 24 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Precepts and Warnings

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:1 - Do not be envious of evil people,
Nor desire to be with them;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:2 - For their [fn]minds plot violence,
And their lips talk of trouble
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:3 - By wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:4 - And by knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:5 - A wise man is [fn]strong,
And a person of knowledge [fn]increases power
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:6 - For by wise guidance you will [fn]wage war,
And in an abundance of counselors there is victory
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:7 - Wisdom is too exalted for a fool,
He does not open his mouth at the gate
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:8 - One who plans to do evil,
People will call a [fn]schemer
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:9 - The devising of foolishness is sin,
And the scoffer is an abomination to humanity
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:10 - If you show yourself lacking courage on the day of distress,
Your strength is meager
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:11 - Rescue those who are being taken away to death,
And those who are staggering to the slaughter, Oh hold them back
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:12 - If you say, “See, we did not know this,”
Does He who weighs the hearts not consider it?
And does He who watches over your soul not know it?
And will He not [fn]repay a person according to his work
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:13 - My son, eat honey, for it is good;
Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:14 - Know that wisdom is the same for your soul;
If you find it, then there will be a [fn]future,
And your hope will not be cut off
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:15 - Do not lie in ambush, you wicked person, against the home of the righteous;
Do not destroy his resting place
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:16 - For a righteous person falls seven times and rises again,
But the wicked stumble in time of disaster
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:17 - Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
And do not let your heart rejoice when he stumbles
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:18 - Otherwise, the LORD will see and [fn]be displeased,
And turn His anger away from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:19 - Do not get upset because of evildoers
Or be envious of the wicked
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:20 - For there will be no [fn]future for the evil person;
The lamp of the wicked will be put out
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:21 - My son, [fn]fear the LORD and the king;
Do not get involved with those [fn]of high rank
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:22 - For their disaster will rise suddenly,
And who knows the ruin that can come from both of them?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:23 - These also are sayings of the wise:
To [fn]show partiality in judgment is not good
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:24 - One who says to the wicked, “You are righteous,”
Peoples will curse him, nations will scold him;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:25 - But for those who rebuke the wicked there will be delight,
And a good blessing will come upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:26 - One who gives [fn]a right answer
Kisses the lips
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:27 - Prepare your work outside,
And make it ready for yourself in the field;
Afterward, then, build your house
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:28 - Do not be a witness against your neighbor for no reason,
And do not deceive with your lips
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:29 - Do not say, “I shall do the same to him as he has done to me;
I will [fn]repay the person according to his work.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:30 - I passed by the field of [fn]a lazy one,
And by the vineyard of a person lacking [fn]sense
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:31 - And behold, it was completely overgrown with weeds;
Its surface was covered with weeds,
And its stone wall was broken down
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:32 - When I saw, I [fn]reflected upon it;
I looked, and 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 - Then your poverty will come like [fn]a drifter,
And your need like [fn]an armed man
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit hearts
Lit in strength
Lit strengthens power
Lit make battle for yourself
Or deviser of evil
Lit bring back to
Lit latter end
Lit it is evil in His eyes
Lit latter end
Or revere
Or who change
Lit regard the face
Or an honest
Lit bring back
Lit an idle
Lit heart
Lit set my heart
Lit one who moves about
Lit a man with a shield
NASB20

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