Proverbs 24
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Do Not Envy

1Thou shalt not envy against men of evil, thou shalt not desire to be with them.

2For their heart will meditate destruction, and their lips will speak labor.

Saying 21

3By wisdom a house will be built, and it will be prepared by understanding:

4And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

Saying 22

5A wise man is in strength, and a man of knowledge strengthens power.

6For by guidance thou shalt make to thee war, and in the multitude of counselors salvation.

Saying 23

7High things to the foolish is wisdom: in the gate he will not open his mouth.

Saying 24

8He purposing to do evil for himself shall be called the master of mischief.

9The purpose of folly is sin, and he mocking, an abomination to man.

Saying 25

10Wilt thou be discouraged in the day of straits thy strength is narrow.

11If thou shalt refrain to deliver those being brought to death, and those going to be slain;

12If thou shalt say, Behold, we knew not this; will not he trying hearts, understand? and he guarding thy soul, knew? and he turned back to man according to his work.

Saying 26

13My son, eat honey, for it is good; and the dropping of honey being sweet to thy palate.

14So the knowledge of wisdom to thy soul if thou shalt find: and there is a latter state and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

Saying 27

15Thou shalt not lay wait, O wicked one, against the dwelling of the just one; thou shalt not destroy his resting place:

16For the just one shall fall seven times, and rise: and the unjust shall be weak in evil.

Saying 28

17In the falling of thine enemies thou shalt not rejoice, and in his stumbling thy heart shall not exult:

18Lest Jehovah shall see and it be evil in his eyes, and he turn back from him his anger.

Saying 29

19Thou shalt not be angry against the evil; thou shalt not envy against the unjust:

20For there shall be no latter state to the evil one: the light of the unjust shall be extinguished.

Saying 30

21My son, fear thou Jehovah and the king: thou shalt not intermingle with those changing:

22For suddenly shall their calamity rise, and who shall make known the misfortune of them two?

Further Sayings of the Wise

23Also these to the wise. To look upon the face in judgment is not good.

24He saying to the unjust, Thou art just; peoples shall curse him, and nations shall curse him:

25And it shall be pleasant to those reproving, and a blessing of good shall come upon them.

26He shall kiss the lips turning back right words.

27Prepare thy work without, and make it ready for thee in the field afterwards; and build thy house.

28Thou shalt not be a witness gratuitously against thy neighbor, and deceive not with thy lips.

29Thou shalt not say, According to what he did to me, thus will I do to him: I will turn back to the man according to his work.

30I passed upon the field of the slothful man, and upon the vineyard of the man wanting heart;

31And behold, it came up all of it with thorns; brambles covered its face, and the wall of its stones was overthrown.

32And I shall see and set my heart: I looked, I took instruction.

33A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to lie down:

34And thy poverty came going about, and thy want as a man of shield.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Proverbs 23
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