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Proverbs 24 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:1 - Do not envy evil people, do not desire to be with them;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:2 - for their hearts contemplate violence, and their lips speak harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:3 - By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:4 - by knowledge its rooms are filled with all kinds of precious and pleasing treasures.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:5 - A wise warrior is strong, and a man of knowledge makes his strength stronger;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:6 - for with guidance you wage your war, and with numerous advisers there is victory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:7 - Wisdom is unattainable for a fool; in court he does not open his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:8 - The one who plans to do evil will be called a scheming person.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:9 - A foolish scheme is sin, and the scorner is an abomination to people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:10 - If you faint in the day of trouble, your strength is small!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:11 - Deliver those being taken away to death, and hold back those slipping to the slaughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:12 - If you say, "But we did not know about this," does not the one who evaluates hearts consider? Does not the one who guards your life know? Will he not repay each person according to his deeds?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:13 - Eat honey, my child, for it is good, and honey from the honeycomb is sweet to your taste.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:14 - Likewise, know that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, you will have a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:15 - Do not lie in wait like the wicked against the place where the righteous live; do not assault his home.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:16 - Although a righteous person may fall seven times, he gets up again, but the wicked will be brought down by calamity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:17 - Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and when he stumbles do not let your heart rejoice,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:18 - lest the LORD see it, and be displeased, and turn his wrath away from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:19 - Do not fret because of evil people or be envious of wicked people,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:20 - for the evil person has no future, and the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:21 - Fear the LORD, my child, as well as the king, and do not associate with rebels,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:22 - for suddenly their destruction will overtake them, and who knows the ruinous judgment both the LORD and the king can bring?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:23 - These sayings also are from the wise: To show partiality in judgment is terrible:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:24 - The one who says to the guilty, "You are innocent," peoples will curse him, and nations will denounce him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:25 - But there will be delight for those who convict the guilty, and a pleasing blessing will come on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:26 - Like a kiss on the lips is the one who gives an honest answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:27 - Establish your work outside and get your fields ready; afterward build your house.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:28 - Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:29 - Do not say, "I will do to him just as he has done to me; I will pay him back according to what he has done."
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:30 - I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of one who lacks wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:31 - I saw that thorns had grown up all over it, the ground was covered with weeds, and its stone wall was broken down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:32 - When I saw this, I gave careful consideration to it; I received instruction from what I saw:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:33 - "A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to relax,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:34 - and your poverty will come like a bandit, and your need like an armed robber."

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