Proverbs 24 CSB

1 Don't envy evil mena or desire to be with them,

References for Proverbs 24:1

    • a 24:1 - Pr 23:17; 24:19; Ps 37:1; 73
      2 for their hearts plan violence, and their words stir up trouble.
      3 A house is built by wisdom,b and it is established by understanding;

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          4 by knowledge the rooms are filled with every precious and beautiful treasure.
          5 A wise warrior is better than a strong one, and a man of knowledge than one of strength;c

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              6 for you should wage war with sound guidance- victory comes with many counselors.d

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                • d 24:6 - Pr 11:14; 15:22; 20:18
                  7 Wisdom is inaccessible toe a fool;f he does not open his mouth at the gate.

                  References for Proverbs 24:7

                    • e 24:7 - Lit is too high for
                    • f 24:7 - Pr 17:16,24
                      8 The one who plots evil will be called a schemer.
                      9 A foolish scheme is sin, and a mocker is detestable to people.
                      10 If you do nothing in a difficult time, your strength is limited.
                      11 Rescue those being taken off to death, and save those stumbling toward slaughter.
                      12 If you say, "But we didn't know about this," won't He who weighs hearts consider it?g Won't He who protects your life know? Won't He repay a person according to his work?h

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                          13 Eat honey, my son, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to your palate;
                          14 realize that wisdom is the same for you. If you find it, you will have a future, and your hope will never fade.i

                          References for Proverbs 24:14

                            • i 24:14 - Pr 10:28; 23:18; Jr 29:11
                              15 Don't set an ambush, wicked man, at the campj of the righteous man; don't destroy his dwelling.

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                                • j 24:15 - A rural encampment or home not under the protection of a city
                                  16 Though a righteous man falls seven times, he will get up, but the wicked will stumble into ruin.k

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                                      17 Don't gloat when your enemy falls, and don't let your heart rejoice when he stumbles,
                                      18 or the Lord will see, be displeased, and turn His wrath away from him.
                                      19 Don't worry because of evildoers, and don't envy the wicked.l

                                      References for Proverbs 24:19

                                        • l 24:19 - Pr 23:17; 24:1; Ps 37:1; 73
                                          20 For the evil have no future;m the lamp of the wicked will be put out.n

                                          References for Proverbs 24:20

                                            • m 24:20 - Pr 14:11; 16:25; Ps 37:38
                                            • n 24:20 - Pr 13:9; 20:20; Jb 21:17
                                              21 My son, fear the Lord, as well as the king,o and don't associate with rebels,p

                                              References for Proverbs 24:21

                                                • o 24:21 - Mt 22:21; Rm 13:1-4; 1 Pt 2:13-14
                                                • p 24:21 - Or those given to change
                                                  22 for their destruction will come suddenly; who knows what disaster these two can bring?
                                                  23 These [sayings] also belong to the wise: It is not good to show partiality in judgment.q

                                                  References for Proverbs 24:23

                                                    • q 24:23 - Pr 28:21; Dt 1:17; 16:19
                                                      24 Whoever says to the guilty, "You are innocent"- people will curse him, and tribes will denounce him;r

                                                      References for Proverbs 24:24

                                                        • r 24:24 - Pr 17:15; 18:5
                                                          25 but it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and a generous blessing will come to them.
                                                          26 He who gives an honest answer gives a kiss on the lips.
                                                          27 Complete your outdoor work, and prepare your field; afterwards, build your house.
                                                          28 Don't testify against your neighbor without cause. Don't deceive with your lips.
                                                          29 Don't say, "I'll do to him what he did to me; I'll repay the man for what he has done."s

                                                          References for Proverbs 24:29

                                                            • s 24:29 - Pr 24:12; Rm 12:19
                                                              30 I went by the field of a slacker and by the vineyard of a man lacking sense.
                                                              31 Thistles had come up everywhere, weeds covered the ground, and the stone wall was ruined.
                                                              32 I saw, and took it to heart; I looked, and received instruction:
                                                              33 a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the arms to rest,
                                                              34 and your poverty will come like a robber, your need, like a bandit.t

                                                              References for Proverbs 24:34

                                                                • t 24:34 - Pr 6:10-11; 20:4,13