Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 24:1 Be not thou envious of wicked men, neither crave to be with them; Proverbs 24:2 For, violence, their heart muttereth, and, mischief, their lips do speak. Proverbs 24:3 In wisdom, is a house builded, and, in understanding, is it established; Proverbs 24:4 And, in knowledge, chambers are filled, with all acquisitions, costly and fair. Proverbs 24:5 A wise man, is mighty, and, a man of knowledge, becometh alert in vigour. Proverbs 24:6 Surely, with concerted measures, shalt thou make for thyself war, and, success, lieth in the greatness of the counselor. Proverbs 24:7 Unattainable to a foolish man, are the dictates of wisdom, in the gate, he openeth not his mouth. Proverbs 24:8 He that deviseth to do mischief, him, shall men call, a master of plots. Proverbs 24:9 The purpose of folly, is sin, and, an abomination to mankind, is a buffoon. Proverbs 24:10 Thou hast been slothful in the day of straitness, Strait, is thy strength. Proverbs 24:11 Deliver thou such as are being led forth to death, and, them who are tottering to slaughter, oh that thou wouldst hold back! Proverbs 24:12 Though thou say, Lo! we knew not this, Shall not, he that proveth hearts, himself, discern? And, he that formeth thy soul, himself, know? and bring back to a son of earth according to his deed? Proverbs 24:13 My son, eat thou honey, because it is good,and droppings from the comb [because they are] sweet to thy palate: Proverbs 24:14 Thus, take knowledge of wisdom, for thine own soul; If thou find it, then there is a future, and, thine expectation, shall not be cut off. Proverbs 24:15 Do not lie in wait, thou lawless man, against the home of the righteous,neither destroy thou his place of rest; Proverbs 24:16 For, seven times, may the righteous fall and yet arise, but, lawless men, shall stumble into calamity. Proverbs 24:17 When thine enemy falleth, do not thou rejoice, and, when he stumbleth, let not thy heart exult: Proverbs 24:18 Lest Yahweh see it, and it be wicked in his eyes, and he turn away from him his anger. Proverbs 24:19 Burn not with vexation against evil doers, be not envious of lawless men; Proverbs 24:20 For there shall be no future for the wicked, The lamp of the lawless, shall go out. Proverbs 24:21 Revere thou Yahweh, my son, and the king, and, with the fickle, have thou no fellowship; Proverbs 24:22 For, suddenly, shall arise their calamity; and, the misfortune of their years, who knoweth? Proverbs 24:23 These things also, concern the wise, To take note of faces in judgment, is not good. Proverbs 24:24 He that saith to the lawless man, Righteous, thou art, peoples shall denounce him, populations shall curse him; Proverbs 24:25 But, to reprovers, one should be pleasant, and, upon them, should come an excellent blessing: Proverbs 24:26 Lips, should one kiss with one who answereth in right words. Proverbs 24:27 Prepare, in the open, thy work, and make ready, in the field, for thyself, Afterwards, shalt thou build thy house. Proverbs 24:28 Do not become a needless witness against thy neighbour, so mightest thou open too wide thy lips: Proverbs 24:29 Do not sayAccording to what he hath done to me, so, will I do to him, I will repay every one according to his work. Proverbs 24:30 By the field of the sluggard, I passed, and by the vineyard of a man lacking sense; Proverbs 24:31 And lo! there had come up all over itthorns, there had covered the face thereofthistles, and, the stone fence thereof, had been thrown down. Proverbs 24:32 So I observed it, for myself, I applied my heart, I lookedI accepted correction: Proverbs 24:33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest: Proverbs 24:34 So shall come in, as a highwayman, thy poverty, and, thy want, as one armed with a shield.