1Don’t envy evil men #Ps 37:1Pr 23:17|NoBook| 24:19
or desire to be with them, #Ps 1:1Pr 1:15
2for their hearts plan violence,
and their words stir up trouble. #Ps 10:7
3A house is built by wisdom, #Pr 14:1
and it is established by understanding;
4by knowledge the rooms are filled
with every precious and beautiful treasure.
5A wise warrior is better than a strong one, # LXX, Syr; MT reads one is in strength
and a man of knowledge than one of strength; # LXX, Syr, Tg; MT reads knowledge exerts strength #Pr 21:22
6for you should wage war with sound guidance —
victory comes with many counselors. #Pr 11:14|NoBook| 15:22|NoBook| 20:18
7Wisdom is inaccessible to # Lit is too high for a fool; #Pr 14:6|NoBook| 17:16
he does not open his mouth at the gate. #Jb 5:4Ps 127:5
8The one who plots evil #Rm 1:30
will be called a schemer.
9A foolish scheme is sin,
and a mocker is detestable to people.
10If you do nothing in a difficult time,
your strength is limited.
11Rescue those being taken off to death,
and save those stumbling toward slaughter. #Ps 82:4Is 58:6-7
12If you say, “But we didn’t know about this,”
won’t He who weighs hearts #1Sm 16:7Ps 44:21Pr 21:2 consider it?
Won’t He who protects your life #Ps 121:3-8 know?
Won’t He repay a person according to his work? #Jb 34:11Ps 62:12
13Eat honey, #Pr 25:16 my son, for it is good,
and the honeycomb is sweet to your palate; #Sg 5:1
14realize that wisdom is the same for you. #Ps 19:10|NoBook| 119:103
If you find it, you will have a future,
and your hope will never fade. #Pr 10:28|NoBook| 23:18Jr 29:11
15Wicked man, don’t set an ambush,
at the camp of the righteous man; #Pr 10:9-10
don’t destroy his dwelling.
16Though a righteous man falls seven times,
he will get up, #Jb 5:19Ps 37:24
but the wicked will stumble into ruin. #Pr 14:32|NoBook| 29:16
17Don’t gloat when your enemy falls,
and don’t let your heart rejoice when he stumbles, #Ps 35:15Pr 17:5Ob 12Mc 7:8
18or the Lord will see, be displeased,
and turn His wrath away from him.
19Don’t be agitated by evildoers,
and don’t envy the wicked. #Ps 37:1Pr 23:17|NoBook| 24:1
20For the evil have no future; #Ps 37:38Pr 14:11|NoBook| 16:25
the lamp of the wicked will be put out. #Jb 18:5|NoBook| 21:17Pr 13:9|NoBook| 20:20
21My son, fear the Lord, as well as the king, #Mt 22:21Rm 13:1-71Pt 2:13-14
and don’t associate with rebels, # Or those given to change
22for destruction from them will come suddenly;
who knows what distress these two can bring?
23These sayings also belong to the wise: #Pr 1:6|NoBook| 22:17
It is not good to show partiality in judgment. #Dt 1:17|NoBook| 16:19Pr 18:5|NoBook| 28:21
24Whoever says to the guilty, “You are innocent” #Pr 17:15 —
people will curse him, #Pr 11:26 and tribes will denounce him;
25but it will go well with those who convict the guilty,
and a generous blessing will come to them.
26He who gives an honest answer
gives a kiss on the lips.
27Complete your outdoor work, and prepare your field; #Pr 20:4
afterward, build your house.
28Don’t testify against your neighbor without cause. #Ex 20:16Pr 25:18
Don’t deceive with your lips.
29Don’t say, “I’ll do to him what he did to me;
I’ll repay the man for what he has done.” #Dt 32:35Pr 20:22Mt 5:39Rm 12:17
30I went by the field of a slacker
and by the vineyard of a man lacking sense.
31Thistles had come up everywhere,
weeds covered the ground, #Gn 3:18Pr 20:4
and the stone wall was ruined.
32I saw, and took it to heart;
I looked, and received instruction:
33a little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the arms to rest,
34and your poverty will come like a robber,
your need, like a bandit. #Pr 6:10-11|NoBook| 20:13