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Proverbs 24
New Living Translation
24Don’t envy evil people or desire their company.H7065H7451H582H183 2For their hearts plot violence, and their words always stir up trouble.H3820H1897H7701H8193H1696H5999 3A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense.H2451H1004H1129H8394H3559 4Through knowledge its rooms are filled with all sorts of precious riches and valuables.H1847H2315H4390H3368H5273H1952 5The wise are mightier than the strong, and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger.H2450H1397H5797H376H1847H553H3581 6So don’t go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many advisers.H8458H6213H4421H7230H3289H8668 7Wisdom is too lofty for fools. Among leaders at the city gate, they have nothing to say.H2454H7311H191H6605H6310H8179 8A person who plans evil will get a reputation as a troublemaker.H2803H7489H7121H4209H1167 9The schemes of a fool are sinful; everyone detests a mocker.H2154H200H2403H3887H8441H120 10If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.H7503H3117H6869H3581H6862 11Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die; save them as they stagger to their death.H2820H5337H3947H4194H4131H2027 12Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.” For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew. He will repay all people as their actions deserve.H559H3045H8505H3826H995H5341H5315H3045H7725H120H6467 13My child, eat honey, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to the taste.H1121H398H1706H2896H5317H4966H2441 14In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it, you will have a bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short.H3045H2451H5315H4672H3426H319H8615H3772 15Don’t wait in ambush at the home of the godly, and don’t raid the house where the godly live.H693H7563H5116H6662H7703H7258 16The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.H6662H5307H7651H6965H7563H3782H7451 17Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall; don’t be happy when they stumble.H8055H341H5307H3820H1523H3782 18For the Lord will be displeased with you and will turn his anger away from them.H3068H7200H7489H5869H7725H639 19Don’t fret because of evildoers; don’t envy the wicked.H2734H7489H7065H7563 20For evil people have no future; the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.H319H7451H5216H7563H1846 21My child, fear the Lord and the king. Don’t associate with rebels,H1121H3372H3068H4428H6148H8138 22for disaster will hit them suddenly. Who knows what punishment will come from the Lord and the king?H343H6965H6597H3045H6365H8147

More Sayings of the Wise

23Here are some further sayings of the wise. It is wrong to show favoritism when passing judgment.H2450H2896H5234H6440H4941 24A judge who says to the wicked, “You are innocent,” will be cursed by many people and denounced by the nations.H559H7563H6662H5971H5344H3816H2194 25But it will go well for those who convict the guilty; rich blessings will be showered on them.H3198H5276H2896H1293H935 26An honest answer is like a kiss of friendship.H5401H8193H7725H5228H1697 27Do your planning and prepare your fields before building your house.H3559H4399H2351H6257H7704H310H1129H1004 28Don’t testify against your neighbors without cause; don’t lie about them.H5707H7453H2600H6601H8193 29And don’t say, “Now I can pay them back for what they’ve done to me! I’ll get even with them!”H559H6213H6213H7725H376H6467 30I walked by the field of a lazy person, the vineyard of one with no common sense.H5674H7704H376H6102H3754H120H2638H3820 31I saw that it was overgrown with nettles. It was covered with weeds, and its walls were broken down.H5927H7063H2738H3680H6440H68H1444H2040 32Then, as I looked and thought about it, I learned this lesson.H2372H7896H3820H7200H3947H4148 33A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest -H4592H8142H4592H8572H4592H2264H3027H7901 34then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.H7389H935H1980H4270H4043H376


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