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You have not started any reading plans.
or desire their company.
and their words always stir up trouble.
and becomes strong through good sense.
with all sorts of precious riches and valuables.
5 The wise are mightier than the strong,*
and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger.
victory depends on having many advisers.
Among leaders at the city gate, they have nothing to say.
will get a reputation as a troublemaker.
Everyone detests a mocker.
your strength is too small.
save them as they stagger to their death.
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.
13 My child,* eat honey, for it is good,
and the honeycomb is sweet to the taste.
If you find it, you will have a bright future,
and your hopes will not be cut short.
and don’t raid the house where the godly live.
But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.
don’t be happy when they stumble.
and will turn his anger away from them.
don’t envy the wicked.
the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.
Don’t associate with rebels,
Who knows what punishment will come
from the Lord and the king?
23 Here are some further sayings of the wise:
It is wrong to show favoritism when passing judgment.
will be cursed by many people and denounced by the nations.
rich blessings will be showered on them.
is like a kiss of friendship.
before building your house.
don’t lie about them.
I’ll get even with them!”
the vineyard of one with no common sense.
It was covered with weeds,
and its walls were broken down.
I learned this lesson:
a little folding of the hands to rest—
scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.
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