Proverbs Chapter 24 Darby English Bible

Proverbs 24:1

Be not thou envious of evil men, neither desire to be with them;

Proverbs 24:2

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

Proverbs 24:3

Through wisdom is a house built, and by understanding it is established;

Proverbs 24:4

and by knowledge are the chambers filled with all precious and pleasant substance.

Proverbs 24:5

A wise man is strong, and a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

Proverbs 24:6

For with good advice shalt thou make thy war; and in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Proverbs 24:7

Wisdom is too high for a fool: he will not open his mouth in the gate.

Proverbs 24:8

He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a master of intrigues.

Proverbs 24:9

The purpose of folly is sin, and the scorner is an abomination to men.

Proverbs 24:10

[If] thou losest courage in the day of trouble, thy strength is small.

Proverbs 24:11

Deliver them that are taken forth unto death, and withdraw not from them that stagger to slaughter.

Proverbs 24:12

If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not, will not he that weigheth the hearts consider it? And he that preserveth thy soul, he knoweth it; and he rendereth to man according to his work.

Proverbs 24:13

Eat honey, my son, for it is good; and a honeycomb is sweet to thy taste:

Proverbs 24:14

so consider wisdom for thy soul; if thou hast found it, there shall be a result, and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

Proverbs 24:15

Lay not wait, O wicked [man], against the dwelling of the righteous; lay not waste his resting-place.

Proverbs 24:16

For the righteous falleth seven times, and riseth up again; but the wicked stumble into disaster.

Proverbs 24:17

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

Proverbs 24:18

lest Jehovah see it, and it be evil in his sight, and he turn away his anger from him.

Proverbs 24:19

Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, [and] be not envious of the wicked:

Proverbs 24:20

for there shall be no future to the evil [man]; the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Proverbs 24:21

My son, fear Jehovah and the king: meddle not with them that are given to change.

Proverbs 24:22

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

Proverbs 24:23

These things also come from the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

Proverbs 24:24

He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous, peoples shall curse him, nations shall abhor him;

Proverbs 24:25

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

Proverbs 24:26

He kisseth the lips who giveth a right answer.

Proverbs 24:27

Prepare thy work without, and put thy field in order, and afterwards build thy house.

Proverbs 24:28

Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and wouldest thou deceive with thy lips?

Proverbs 24:29

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

Proverbs 24:30

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

Proverbs 24:31

and lo, it was all grown over with thistles, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and its stone wall was broken down.

Proverbs 24:32

Then I looked, I took it to heart; I saw, I received instruction:

Proverbs 24:33

-- A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest!

Proverbs 24:34

So shall thy poverty come [as] a roving plunderer, and thy penury as an armed man.