King James Bible

Proverbs 23

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Chapter 24

1

 

 Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them. 

 

 


2

 

 For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief. 

 

 


3

 

 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: 

 

 


4

 

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

 

 


5

 

 A wise man [is] strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength. 

 

 


6

 

 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors [there is] safety. 

 

 


7

 

 Wisdom [is] too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate. 

 

 


8

 

 He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person. 

 

 


9

 

 The thought of foolishness [is] sin: and the scorner [is] an abomination to men. 

 

 


10

 

 [If] thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength [is] small. 

 

 


11

 

 If thou forbear to deliver [them that are] drawn unto death, and [those that are] ready to be slain; 

 

 


12

 

 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider [it]? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth [not] he know [it]? and shall [not] he render to [every] man according to his works? 

 

 


13

 

 My son, eat thou honey, because [it is] good; and the honeycomb, [which is] sweet to thy taste: 

 

 


14

 

 So [shall] the knowledge of wisdom [be] unto thy soul: when thou hast found [it], then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off. 

 

 


15

 

 Lay not wait, O wicked [man], against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place: 

 

 


16

 

 For a just [man] falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief. 

 

 


17

 

 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: 

 

 


18

 

 Lest the LORD see [it], and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him. 

 

 


19

 

 Fret not thyself because of evil [men], neither be thou envious at the wicked; 

 

 


20

 

 For there shall be no reward to the evil [man]; the candle of the wicked shall be put out. 

 

 


21

 

 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: [and] meddle not with them that are given to change: 

 

 


22

 

 For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both? 

 

 


23

 

 These [things] also [belong] to the wise. [It is] not good to have respect of persons in judgment. 

 

 


24

 

 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou [art] righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: 

 

 


25

 

 But to them that rebuke [him] shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them. 

 

 


26

 

 [Every man] shall kiss [his] lips that giveth a right answer. 

 

 


27

 

 Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house. 

 

 


28

 

 Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive [not] with thy lips. 

 

 


29

 

 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work. 

 

 


30

 

 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 

 

 


31

 

 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, [and] nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. 

 

 


32

 

 Then I saw, [and] considered [it] well: I looked upon [it, and] received instruction. 

 

 


33

 

 [Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 

 

 


34

 

 So shall thy poverty come [as] one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man. 

 

 


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