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1 Be not thou enuious against euill men, neither desire to be with them.

2 For their heart studieth destruction, and their lippes talke of mischiefe.

3 Through wisedome is an house builded, and by vnderstanding it is established.

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

5A wise man is strong, yea a man of knowledge encreaseth strength.

6 For by wise counsell thou shalt make thy warre: and in multitude of counsellers there is safetie.

7 Wisedome is too high for a foole: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

8 He that deuiseth to doe euill, shall be called a mischieuous person.

9 The thought of foolishnesse is sinne: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

10 If thou faint in the day of aduersitie, thy strength is small:

11 If thou forbeare to deliuer them that are drawen vnto death, and those that are ready to be slaine:

12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not: doth not he that pondereth the heart, consider it? and he that keepeth thy soule, doth not he know it? and shall not hee render to euery man according to his workes?

13 My sonne, eate thou honie, because it is good, and the honie combe, which is sweete to thy taste.

14 So shall the knowledge of wisedome be vnto thy soule: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

15 Lay not waite, (O wicked man) against the dwelling of the righteous: spoile not his resting place.

16 For a iust man falleth seuen times, and riseth vp againe: but the wicked shall fall into mischiefe.

17 Reioyce not when thine enemie falleth: and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:

18 Lest the Lord see it, and it displease him, and hee turne away his wrath from him.

19 Fret not thy selfe because of euill men; neither be thou enuious at the wicked.

20 For there shall be no reward to the euill man: the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

21 My sonne, feare thou the Lord, and the king: and medle not with them that are giuen to change.

22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly, and who knoweth the ruine of them both?

23 These things also belong to the wise: It is not good to haue respect of persons in iudgement.

24 He that sayth vnto the wicked, Thou art righteous, him shall the people curse; nations shall abhorre him:

25 But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come vpon them.

26 Euery man shall kisse his lippes that giueth a right answere.

27 Prepare thy worke without, and make it fit for thy selfe in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

28 Be not a witnesse against thy neighbour without cause: and deceiue not with thy lippes.

29 Say not, I will doe so to him as he hath done to mee: I will render to the man according to his worke.

30 I went by the field of the slouthfull, and by the vineyard of the man voyd of vnderstanding:

31 And loe, it was all growen ouer with thornes, and nettles had couered the face thereof, and the stone wall therof was broken downe:

32 Then I saw, and considered it well, I looked vpon it, and receiued instruction.

33 Yet a little sleepe, a little slumber, a little folding of the handes to sleepe:

34 So shall thy pouertie come, as one that traueileth, and thy want, as an armed man.


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Shay's Proverbs Chapter 24 comment about verse 16 on 11/08/2014, 6:41am...

Some lapse into minor sin even repeatedly because of some weakness. But they are still righteous in Jehovah God eyes if they sincerely repent and strive to resume a course of loyal service.


Karen's Proverbs Chapter 24 comment on 9/20/2014, 9:55am...

Wow! I love the book of Proverbs! It is a book full of wisdom that tells u how to live your life with integrity!


Renae Bracy's Proverbs Chapter 24 comment on 9/14/2014, 12:36am...

I think the world has nothing to offer me but God gave his son to the world to save me while forgiving me of my sins Therefore God offers me Eternal Life I live to seek direction and to do His will.


Lyndon's Proverbs Chapter 24 comment about verse 15 on 4/24/2014, 11:34am...

I recently went through a very painful divorce. My wife was physically and mentally sick. We were married for 32 years and lived in a beautiful home where we raised our children. Just about all my lifetime memories were there. She wanted divorce due to the effect her disease MS had taken on her. I had been her fulltime caregiver and kept her out of the nursing home all those years but it had taken it 's toll on my health. I walked away from everything just to keep from causing her any discomfort and wanting her to stay in our home since it had been built to accommodate her illness. While we were separated waiting for our divorce my children come in and threw away and sold all of my belongings. Everything I had accumulated in my lifetime was lost. I am a very sentimental person and I have nothing left now. I really feel like my dwelling was plundered and this scripture applies to me.


Nancy's Proverbs Chapter 24 comment about verse 21 on 4/24/2014, 6:11am...

Liberal politicians or progressive ones that are vacillating in their ways and thoughts perhaps?


Olabiyi O.D.'s Proverbs Chapter 24 comment about verse 27 on 2/12/2014, 11:14pm...

It means productivity is ever to be prioritized than pleasure Our world should know that focus should be on making our works work than making our plays progress Individuals are to invest more in work communities are to focus work more nations are to focus dwindling wealth on work than in nihilistic ventures as leagues Sometimes I am perturbed by the wisdom of celebrating pleasurable wastes such as sports to serious life issues as the work that the Omnipotent gave man God first gave man job before giving him home or pleasure God first made His work good for Himself before settling down to His well deserved rest We should preach this sermonet to our world from Africa to Europe from Asia to Americas


G's Proverbs Chapter 24 comment about verse 25 on 2/01/2014, 4:37pm...

I think that if you see a person that is living contrary to the word of God you should tell them and you will be blessed by the lord. People say don't Judge but that is to silence you. Because they don't want the truth they want to live a lie. And say they never know the truth as a tool of satan's device.


Ar's Proverbs Chapter 24 comment on 1/24/2014, 9:48am...

I believe that every Christian family should study the book of Proverbs. There will be respect and love between the family members .


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