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Precepts and Warnings

  1 Do not be aenvious of evil men,
  Nor desire to bbe with them;
  2 For their Iminds devise aviolence,
  And their lips btalk of trouble.

[1] aPs 37:1; Pv 3:31; 23:17; 24:19 bPs 1:1; Pv 1:15
[2] ILit hearts aIs 30:12; Jr 22:17 bJb 15:35; Ps 10:7; 38:12

  3aBy wisdom a house is built,
  And by understanding it is established;
  4 And by knowledge the rooms are afilled
  With all precious and pleasant riches.

[3] aPv 9:1; 14:1
[4] aPv 8:21

  5 ¶ A awise man is Istrong,
  And a man of knowledge IIincreases power.
  6 For aby wise guidance you will Iwage war,
  And bin abundance of counselors there is victory.

[5] ILit in strength IILit strengthens power aPv 21:22
[6] ILit make battle for yourself aPv 20:18 bPv 11:14

  7 ¶ Wisdom is a[too] exalted for a fool,
  He does not open his mouth bin the gate.

[7] aPs 10:5; Pv 14:6; 17:16 bJb 5:4; Ps 127:5

  8 ¶ One who aplans to do evil,
  Men will call a Ischemer.
  9 The adevising of folly is sin,
  And the scoffer is an abomination to men.

[8] IOr deviser of evil aPv 6:14; 14:22; Ro 1:30
[9] aMt 15:19; Ac 8:22

  10 ¶ If you aare slack in the day of distress,
  Your strength is limited.

[10] aDt 20:8; Jb 4:5; Jr 51:46; He 12:3

  11aDeliver those who are being taken away to death,
  And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold [them] back.
  12 If you say, “See, we did not know this,”
  Does He not aconsider [it] bwho weighs the hearts?
  And cdoes He not know [it] who dkeeps your soul?
  And will He not Ierender to man according to his work?

[11] aPs 82:4; Is 58:6, 7
[12] ILit bring back aEc 5:8 b1S 16:7; Pv 21:2 cPs 94:9-11 dPs 121:3-8 eJb 34:11; Pv 12:14

  13 ¶ My son, eat ahoney, for it is good,
  Yes, the bhoney from the comb is sweet to your taste;
  14 Know [that] awisdom is thus for your soul;
  If you find [it], then there will be a Ibfuture,
  And your hope will not be cut off.

[13] aPs 19:10; 119:103; Pv 25:16; So 5:1 bPv 16:24; 27:7; So 4:11
[14] ILit latter end aPv 2:10 bPv 23:18

  15aDo not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous;
  Do not destroy his resting place;
  16 For a arighteous man falls seven times, and rises again,
  But the bwicked stumble in [time of] calamity.

[15] aPs 10:9, 10
[16] aJb 5:19; Ps 37:24; Mi 7:8 bPv 6:15; 14:32; 24:22; Jr 18:17

  17aDo not rejoice when your enemy falls,
  And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
  18 Or the LORD will see [it] and Ibe displeased,
  And turn His anger away from him.

[17] aJb 31:29; Ps 35:15, 19; Pv 17:5; Ob 12
[18] ILit it is evil in His eyes

  19aDo not fret because of evildoers
  Or be benvious of the wicked;
  20 For athere will be no Ibfuture for the evil man;
  The clamp of the wicked will be put out.

[19] aPs 37:1 bPv 23:17; 24:1
[20] ILit latter end aJb 15:31 bPv 23:18 cJb 18:5, 6; 21:17; Pv 13:9; 20:20

  21 ¶ My son, Iafear the LORD and the king;
  Do not associate with those who are given to change,
  22 For their acalamity will rise suddenly,
  And who knows the ruin [that comes] from both of them?

[21] IOr reverence aRo 13:1-7; 1P 2:17
[22] aPv 24:16

  23 ¶ These also are asayings of the wise.
  To Ibshow partiality in judgment is not good.
  24 He awho says to the wicked, “You are righteous,”
  bPeoples will curse him, nations will abhor him;
  25 But ato those who rebuke the [wicked] will be delight,
  And a good blessing will come upon them.
  26 He kisses the lips
  Who gives Ia right answer.

[23] ILit regard the face aPv 1:6; 22:17 bPv 18:5; 28:21
[24] aPv 17:15; Is 5:23 bPv 11:26
[25] aPv 28:23
[26] IOr an honest

  27 ¶ Prepare your work outside
  And amake it ready for yourself in the field;
  Afterwards, then, build your house.

[27] aPv 27:23-27

  28 ¶ Do not be a awitness against your neighbor without cause,
  And bdo not deceive with your lips.
  29 aDo not say, “Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me;
  I will Irender to the man according to his work.”

[28] aPv 25:18 bLv 6:2, 3; 19:11; Ep 4:25
[29] ILit bring back aPv 20:22; Mt 5:39; Ro 12:17

  30 ¶ I passed by the field of the sluggard
  And by the vineyard of the man alacking Isense,
  31 And behold, it was completely aovergrown with thistles;
  Its surface was covered with Ibnettles,
  And its stone cwall was broken down.
  32 When I saw, I Ireflected upon it;
  I looked, [and] received instruction.
  33aA little sleep, a little slumber,
  A little folding of the hands to rest,”
  34 Then your poverty will come [as] Ia robber
  And your want like IIan armed man.

[30] ILit heart aPv 6:32
[31] II.e. a kind of weed aGn 3:18 bJb 30:7 cIs 5:5
[32] ILit set my heart
[33] aPv 6:10
[34] IOr a vagabond; lit one who walks IILit a man with a shield


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Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).

1 ¶ Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them. 2 For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief. 3 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: 4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. 5 A wise man [is] strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength. 6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors [there is] safety. 7 Wisdom [is] too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate. 8 He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person. 9 The thought of foolishness [is] sin: and the scorner [is] an abomination to men. 10 [If] thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength [is] small. 11 If thou forbear to deliver [them that are] drawn unto death, and [those that are] ready to be slain; 12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider [it]? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth [not] he know [it]? and shall [not] he render to [every] man according to his works? 13 My son, eat thou honey, because [it is] good; and the honeycomb, [which is] sweet to thy taste: 14 So [shall] the knowledge of wisdom [be] unto thy soul: when thou hast found [it], then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off. 15 Lay not wait, O wicked [man], against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place: 16 For a just [man] falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief. 17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: 18 Lest the LORD see [it], and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him. 19 Fret not thyself because of evil [men], neither be thou envious at the wicked; 20 For there shall be no reward to the evil [man]; the candle of the wicked shall be put out. 21 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: [and] meddle not with them that are given to change: 22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both? 23 These [things] also [belong] to the wise. [It is] not good to have respect of persons in judgment. 24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou [art] righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: 25 But to them that rebuke [him] shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them. 26 [Every man] shall kiss [his] lips that giveth a right answer. 27 Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house. 28 Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive [not] with thy lips. 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. 30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, [and] nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. 32 Then I saw, [and] considered [it] well: I looked upon [it, and] received instruction. 33 [Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 34 So shall thy poverty come [as] one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

[1] Gn 13:10; 19:1; Ps 26:9; 37:1, 7; 73:3; Pv 1:11; 3:31; 13:20; 23:17; 24:19; Ga 5:19; Jm 4:5.
[2] 1S 23:9; Es 3:6; Jb 15:35; Ps 7:14; 10:7; 28:3; 36:4; 64:4; 140:2; Pv 6:14; 24:8; Is 59:4; Mi 7:3; Mt 26:3; Lk 23:20; Ac 13:10.
[3] 2S 7:26; Pv 9:1; 14:1; Jr 10:12; 1Co 3:9; Col 2:7.
[4] 1K 4:22; 1Ch 27:25; 29:2; 2Ch 4:18; 26:4; Ne 10:39; 13:5; Pv 15:6; 20:15; 21:20; 27:23; Mt 13:52.
[5] Ps 84:7; Pv 8:14; 10:29; 21:22; Ec 7:19; 9:14; Is 40:31; Col 1:11.
[6] Pv 11:14; 15:22; 20:18; Lk 14:31; 1Co 9:25; Ep 6:10; 1Ti 6:11; 2Ti 4:7.
[7] Jb 29:7; 31:21; Ps 10:5; 92:5; Pv 14:6; 15:24; 17:24; 22:22; 31:8; Is 29:21; Am 5:10, 12, 15; 1Co 2:14.
[8] 1K 2:44; Ps 21:11; Pv 6:14, 18; 14:22; 24:2, 9; Is 10:7; 32:7; Ezk 38:10; Na 1:11; Ro 1:30.
[9] Gn 6:5; 8:21; Ps 119:113; Pv 22:10; 23:7; 24:8; 29:8; Is 55:7; Jr 4:14; Mt 5:28; 9:4; 15:19; Ac 8:22; 2Co 10:5.
[10] 1S 27:1; Jb 4:5; Is 40:28; Jn 4:8; 2Co 4:1; Ep 3:13; He 12:3; Rv 2:3, 13.
[11] 1S 26:8; Jb 29:17; Ps 82:4; Is 58:6; Lk 10:31; 23:23; Ac 18:17; 21:31; 23:10, 23; 1Jn 3:16.
[12] 1S 2:6; 16:7; 25:29; Jb 34:11; Ps 7:9; 17:3; 44:21; 62:12; 66:9; 121:3, 8; Pv 5:21; 21:2; Ec 5:8; Jr 17:10; 32:19; Dn 5:23; Mt 16:27; Ac 17:28; Ro 2:6, 16; 1Co 4:5; 2Co 5:10; He 4:12; Rv 1:18; 2:18, 23; 20:12; 22:12.
[13] Pv 25:16, 27; So 5:1; Is 7:15; Mt 3:4.
[14] Ps 19:10; 119:103, 111; Pv 2:1, 10; 3:13; 22:18; 23:18; Jr 15:16; Mt 19:21; Jm 1:25.
[15] 1S 9:11; 22:18; 23:20; Ps 10:8; 37:32; 56:6; 59:3; 140:5; Pv 1:11; 22:28; Is 32:18; Jr 11:19; Mt 26:4; Ac 9:24; 23:16; 25:3.
[16] 1S 26:10; 31:4; Es 7:10; Jb 5:19; Ps 7:16; 34:19; 37:24; 52:5; Pv 13:17; 28:14; Am 5:2; 8:14; Mi 7:8; Ac 12:23; 2Co 1:8; 4:8; 11:23; 1Th 5:3; Rv 18:20.
[17] Jg 16:25; 2S 16:5; Jb 31:29; Ps 35:15, 19; 42:10; Pv 17:5; Ob 1:12; 1Co 13:6.
[18] Lm 4:21; Zc 1:15.
[19] Nu 16:26; Ps 1:1; 26:4; 37:1; 73:3; 119:115; Pv 13:20; 23:17; 24:1; 2Co 6:17; Ep 5:11; 2Ti 3:2; Rv 18:4.
[20] Jb 18:5; 21:17; Ps 9:17; 11:6; Pv 13:9; 20:20; Is 3:11; Mt 8:12; 25:8; Jde 1:13.
[21] Ex 14:31; Nu 16:1; 1S 8:5; 12:12; 24:6; 2S 15:13; 1K 12:16; Ec 8:2; Mt 22:21; Ro 13:1; Tit 3:1; 1P 2:13.
[22] Nu 16:31; 1S 31:1; 2S 18:7; 2Ch 13:16; Ps 90:11; Pv 16:14; 20:2; Ho 5:11; 13:10.
[23] Lv 19:15; Dt 1:17; 16:19; 2Ch 19:7; Ps 82:2; 107:43; Pv 18:5; 28:21; Ec 8:1; Ho 14:9; Jn 7:24; 1Ti 5:20; Jm 2:4; 3:17; 1P 1:17.
[24] Ex 23:6; Pv 11:26; 17:15; 28:27; 30:10; Is 5:20, 23; 66:24; Jr 6:13; 8:10; Ezk 13:22.
[25] Lv 19:17; 1S 3:13; 1K 21:19; Ne 5:7; 13:8, 17, 25, 28; Jb 29:16; Pv 28:23; Mt 14:4; 1Ti 5:20; 2Ti 4:2; Tit 1:13; 2:15.
[26] Gn 41:38; Jb 6:25; Pv 15:23; 16:1; 25:11; Dn 2:46; Mk 12:17, 32.
[27] 1K 5:17; 6:7; Lk 14:28.
[28] Ex 20:16; 23:1; 1S 22:9; 1K 21:9; Jb 2:3; Ps 35:7, 11; 52:1; Pv 14:5; 19:5, 9; 21:28; Mt 26:59; 27:23; Jn 15:25; Ep 4:25; Col 3:9; Rv 21:8; 22:15.
[29] Jg 15:11; 2S 13:22; Pv 20:22; 25:21; Mt 5:39; Ro 12:17; 1Th 5:15.
[30] Jb 4:8; 5:27; 15:17; Ps 37:25; 107:42; Pv 6:6; 10:13; 12:11; Ec 4:1; 7:15; 8:9.
[31] Gn 3:17; Jb 31:40; Pv 19:23; 20:4; 22:13; 23:21; Ec 10:18; Jr 4:3; Mt 13:7, 22; He 6:8.
[32] Dt 13:11; 21:21; 32:29; Jb 7:17; Ps 4:4; Lk 2:19, 51; 1Co 10:6, 11; Jde 1:5.
[33] Pv 6:4; Ro 13:11; Ep 5:14; 1Th 5:6.
[34] Pv 10:4; 13:4.


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