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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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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 .


Harold G.Smith Sr.'s Proverbs Chapter 24 comment on 1/24/2014, 5:53am...

The Book of Proverbs Is Food For The Mind,Body and Soul and It Truly Taste GOOD!


Timothy Wayne George's Proverbs Chapter 24 comment about verse 29 on 1/24/2014, 4:04am...

Do not be a witness against thy neighbor without just cause. Do unto others as you would have them to do unto you. Do not show favoritism in the courts, but render judgment with integrity so the legal system will be fair to all people.


Topel Sweeney's Proverbs Chapter 24 comment on 12/24/2013, 8:21pm...

We are able to bounce everything off of God's Word and learn... examples good and bad are everywhere. Lessons of contrast and those of likeness. I love the book of Proverbs; there is so much wisdom in every one of God's words!!

even sadly we can all learn from the troubles of others.

vs32 "Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction."


Topel Sweeney's Proverbs Chapter 24 comment on 12/24/2013, 3:07pm...

Resilience is a trait that the Lord seems to be pleased with. Tenacity; stick-to-it-ness... bumps and scrapes are part of the course; but, a child of God will get back up, brush off, square the shoulders and press on. It's a trait of God in you; the hope of glory.

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

I believe this verse among others throughout the scripture tells us to examine ourselves to see if we are born again. a "dipstick" check if you will. If you stay in sin then investigation needs to be done on your salvation; but, if there is an inward hunger for holiness then that is a fingerprint of the Holy Spirit of God dwelling in an earthly tabernacle.


TEMPLE LOSA's Proverbs Chapter 24 comment about verse 10 on 11/05/2013, 11:58am...

In Luke 18:1 Jesus Urge His Disciples That Men Ought to Pray And Not to Faint.It's Important That We Build A Strong Spirit In Our Secret Place;Our Major Role Model Jesus Shew This By His Going to His Place Of Prayer Daily.In The Old Testament We Understood That Samson Had Failed, But The Reason Is Because His Strength Was Small The Little Adversity(Delilah)Brought Him Down.Lets Also Look At The Life Of Joseph When His Mistress Set Her Eyes On Him He OverCame Bcos He Had Build A Strong Spirit,So He Couldn't Faint Bcos Of The Adversity(potiphars wife)His Strength Was Much.SO IS IMPORTANT WE BUILD OUR STRENGTH BEFORE THE DAYS OF ADVERSITY COMES,THAT WHEN THE ADVERSITY COMES WE OVERCOME BY THE LEVEL OF STRENGTH WE HAVE.


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