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