Do not be 1envious of evilmen, Nordesire to 2be with them;
For their amindsdevise3violence, And their lips4talk of trouble.
35By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established;
And by knowledge the rooms are 6filled With allprecious and pleasantriches.
A 7wiseman is bstrong, And a man of knowledgecincreasespower.
For 8by wiseguidance you will dwagewar, And 9in abundance of counselors there is victory.
7Wisdom is 10too exalted for a fool, He does not open his mouth11in the gate.
One who 12plans to doevil, Men will call a eschemer .
The 13devising of folly is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men.
If you 14are slack in the day of distress, Your strength is limited.
1115Deliver those who are being taken away to death, And those who are staggering to slaughter, Ohhold them back.
12If you say, "See, we did not knowthis," Does He not 16consider it 17who weighs the hearts? And 18does He not know it who 19keeps your soul? And will He not f20render to man according to his work?
My son, eat21honey, for it is good, Yes, the 22honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;
14Know that 23wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a g24future, And your hope will not be cutoff.
1525Do not lie in wait, O wickedman, against the dwelling of the righteous; Do not destroy his restingplace;
For a 26righteousmanfallsseventimes, and rises again, But the 27wickedstumble in time of calamity.
1728Do not rejoice when your enemyfalls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
18Or the LORD will see it and hbe displeased , And turn His angeraway from him.
1929Do not fret because of evildoers Or be 30envious of the wicked;
For 31there will be noi32future for the evilman; The 33lamp of the wicked will be put out.
My son, j34fear the LORD and the king; Do not associate with those who are given to change,
For their 35calamity will risesuddenly, And whoknows the ruin that comes from both of them?
23Thesealso are 36sayings of the wise. To k37showpartiality in judgment is not good.
He 38who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," 39Peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him;
But 40to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, And a goodblessing will come upon them.
He kisses the lips Who givesla rightanswer.
27Prepare your workoutside And 41make it ready for yourself in the field; Afterwards, then, build your house.
Do not be a 42witness against your neighborwithoutcause, And 43do not deceive with your lips.
2944Do not say, "Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me; I will mrender to the man according to his work."
I passed by the field of the sluggard And by the vineyard of the man45lackingnsense,
And behold, it was completely46overgrown with thistles; Its surface was covered with o47nettles, And its stone48wall was brokendown.
When I saw, I preflected upon it; I looked, and receivedinstruction.
"49A littlesleep, a littleslumber, A littlefolding of the hands to rest,"
Then your poverty will come as qa robber And your want like ran armedman.