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24 Don’t envy evil men m
or desire to be with them, n
and their words stir up trouble. o
3 A house is built by wisdom, p
and it is established by understanding;
with every precious and beautiful treasure.
5 A wise warrior is better than a strong one, q
victory comes with many counselors. t
8 The one who plots evil x
will be called a schemer.
and a mocker is detestable to people.
your strength is limited.
and save those stumbling toward slaughter. y
won’t He who weighs hearts z consider it?
Won’t He who protects your life a know?
Won’t He repay a person according to his work? b
13 Eat honey, c my son, for it is good,
and the honeycomb is sweet to your palate; d
14 realize that wisdom is the same for you. e
If you find it, you will have a future,
and your hope will never fade. f
at the camp of the righteous man; g
don’t destroy his dwelling.
he will get up, h
but the wicked will stumble into ruin. i
and don’t let your heart rejoice when he stumbles, j
and turn His wrath away from him.
and don’t envy the wicked. k
20 For the evil have no future; l
the lamp of the wicked will be put out. m
and don’t associate with rebels, o
who knows what distress these two can bring?
23 These sayings also belong to the wise: p
It is not good to show partiality in judgment. q
people will curse him, s and tribes will denounce him;
and a generous blessing will come to them.
gives a kiss on the lips.
27 Complete your outdoor work, and prepare your field; t
afterward, build your house.
28 Don’t testify against your neighbor without cause. u
Don’t deceive with your lips.
I’ll repay the man for what he has done.” v
and by the vineyard of a man lacking sense.
weeds covered the ground, w
and the stone wall was ruined.
I looked, and received instruction:
a little folding of the arms to rest,
your need, like a bandit. x
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