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Proverbs 24 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:1 - Be not envious of evil men, And desire not to be with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:2 - For destruction doth their heart meditate, And perverseness do their lips speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:3 - By wisdom is a house builded, And by understanding it establisheth itself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:4 - And by knowledge the inner parts are filled, With all precious and pleasant wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:5 - Mighty is the wise in strength, And a man of knowledge is strengthening power,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:6 - For by plans thou makest for thyself war, And deliverance is in a multitude of counsellors.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:7 - Wisdom is high for a fool, In the gate he openeth not his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:8 - Whoso is devising to do evil, Him they call a master of wicked thoughts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:9 - The thought of folly is sin, And an abomination to man is a scorner.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:10 - Thou hast shewed thyself weak in a day of adversity, Straitened is thy power,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:11 - If from delivering those taken to death, And those slipping to the slaughter -- thou keepest back.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:12 - When thou sayest, 'Lo, we knew not this.' Is not the Ponderer of hearts He who understandeth? And the Keeper of thy soul He who knoweth? And He hath rendered to man according to his work.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:13 - Eat my son, honey that is good, And the honeycomb -- sweet to thy palate.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:14 - So is the knowledge of wisdom to thy soul, If thou hast found that there is a posterity And thy hope is not cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:15 - Lay not wait, O wicked one, At the habitation of the righteous. Do not spoil his resting-place.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:16 - For seven times doth the righteous fall and rise, And the wicked stumble in evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:17 - In the falling of thine enemy rejoice not, And in his stumbling let not thy heart be joyful,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:18 - Lest Jehovah see, and it be evil in His eyes, And He hath turned from off him His anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:19 - Fret not thyself at evil doers, Be not envious at the wicked,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:20 - For there is not a posterity to the evil, The lamp of the wicked is extinguished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:21 - Fear Jehovah, my son, and the king, With changers mix not up thyself,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:22 - For suddenly doth their calamity rise, And the ruin of them both -- who knoweth!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:23 - These also are for the wise: -- To discern faces in judgment is not good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:24 - Whoso is saying to the wicked, 'Thou art righteous,' Peoples execrate him -- nations abhor him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:25 - And to those reproving it is pleasant, And on them cometh a good blessing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:26 - Lips he kisseth who is returning straightforward words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:27 - Prepare in an out-place thy work, And make it ready in the field -- go afterwards, Then thou hast built thy house.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:28 - Be not a witness for nought against thy neighbour, Or thou hast enticed with thy lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:29 - Say not, 'As he did to me, so I do to him, I render to each according to his work.'
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:30 - Near the field of a slothful man I passed by, And near the vineyard of a man lacking heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:31 - And lo, it hath gone up -- all of it -- thorns! Covered its face have nettles, And its stone wall hath been broken down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:32 - And I see -- I -- I do set my heart, I have seen -- I have received instruction,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:33 - A little sleep -- a little slumber -- A little folding of the hands to lie down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:34 - And thy poverty hath come as a traveller, And thy want as an armed man!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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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