Don't envy evil people; don't desire their company.
For they spend their days plotting violence, and their words are always stirring up trouble.
A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense.
Through knowledge its rooms are filled with all sorts of precious riches and valuables.
A wise man is mightier than a strong man, a and a man of knowledge is more powerful than a strong man.
So don't go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many counselors.
Wisdom is too much for a fool. When the leaders gather, the fool has nothing to say.
A person who plans evil will get a reputation as a troublemaker.
The schemes of a fool are sinful; everyone despises a mocker.
If you fail under pressure, your strength is not very great.
Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don't stand back and let them die.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)