Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 24:1 Bee not thou enuious against euill men, neither desire to be with them. Proverbs 24:2 For their heart imagineth destruction, and their lippes speake mischiefe. Proverbs 24:3 Through wisdome is an house builded, and with vnderstanding it is established. Proverbs 24:4 And by knowledge shall the chambers bee filled with all precious, and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:5 A wise man is strong: for a man of vnderstanding encreaseth his strength. Proverbs 24:6 For with counsel thou shalt enterprise thy warre, and in the multitude of them that can giue counsell, is health. Proverbs 24:7 Wisdome is hie to a foole: therefore he can not open his mouth in the gate. Proverbs 24:8 Hee that imagineth to doe euill, men shall call him an autour of wickednes. Proverbs 24:9 The wicked thought of a foole is sinne, and the scorner is an abomination vnto men. Proverbs 24:10 If thou bee faint in the day of aduersitie, thy strength is small. Proverbs 24:11 Deliuer them that are drawen to death: wilt thou not preserue them that are led to be slaine? Proverbs 24:12 If thou say, Beholde, we knew not of it: he that pondereth the heartes, doeth not hee vnderstand it? And hee that keepeth thy soule, knoweth he it not? Will not he also recompense euery man according to his workes? Proverbs 24:13 My sonne, eate hony, for it is good, and the hony combe, for it is sweete vnto thy mouth. Proverbs 24:14 So shall the knowledge of wisdome be vnto thy soule, if thou finde it, and there shall be an ende, and thine hope shall not be cut off. Proverbs 24:15 Laye no waite, O wicked man, against the house of the righteous, and spoyle not his resting place. Proverbs 24:16 For a iust man falleth seuen times, and riseth againe: but the wicked fall into mischiefe. Proverbs 24:17 Bee thou not glad when thine enemie falleth, and let not thine heart reioyce when hee stumbleth, Proverbs 24:18 Least the Lorde see it, and it displease him, and he turne his wrath from him. Proverbs 24:19 Fret not thy selfe because of the malicious, neither be enuious at the wicked. Proverbs 24:20 For there shall bee none ende of plagues to the euill man: the light of the wicked shall bee put out. Proverbs 24:21 My sonne feare the Lord, and the King, and meddle not with them that are sedicious. Proverbs 24:22 For their destruction shal rise suddenly, and who knoweth the ruine of them both? Proverbs 24:23 Also these things perteine to the wise, It is not good to haue respect of any person in iudgement. Proverbs 24:24 He that saith to the wicked, Thou art righteous, him shall the people curse, and the multitude shall abhorre him. Proverbs 24:25 But to them that rebuke him, shall be pleasure, and vpon them shall come the blessing of goodnesse. Proverbs 24:26 They shall kisse the lippes of him that answereth vpright wordes. Proverbs 24:27 Prepare thy worke without, and make readie thy thinges in the fielde, and after, builde thine house. Proverbs 24:28 Be not a witnes against thy neighbour without cause: for wilt thou deceiue with thy lippes? Proverbs 24:29 Say not, I wil doe to him, as he hath done to mee, I will recompence euery man according to his worke. Proverbs 24:30 I passed by the fielde of the slouthfull, and by the vineyarde of the man destitute of vnderstanding. Proverbs 24:31 And lo, it was al growen ouer with thornes, and nettles had couered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken downe. Proverbs 24:32 Then I behelde, and I considered it well: I looked vpon it, and receiued instruction. Proverbs 24:33 Yet a litle sleepe, a litle slumber, a litle folding of the handes to sleepe. Proverbs 24:34 So thy pouertie commeth as one that traueileth by the way, and thy necessitie like an armed man.