Proverbs 24:1-11 NLT

1 Don't envy evil people; don't desire their company.
2 For they spend their days plotting violence, and their words are always stirring up trouble.
3 A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense.
4 Through knowledge its rooms are filled with all sorts of precious riches and valuables.
5 A wise man is mightier than a strong man, a and a man of knowledge is more powerful than a strong man.

References for Proverbs 24:5

    • † 24:5 - As in Greek version; Hebrew reads <I>A wise man is strength.</I>
      6 So don't go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many counselors.
      7 Wisdom is too much for a fool. When the leaders gather, the fool has nothing to say.
      8 A person who plans evil will get a reputation as a troublemaker.
      9 The schemes of a fool are sinful; everyone despises a mocker.
      10 If you fail under pressure, your strength is not very great.
      11 Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don't stand back and let them die.