Don’t envy evil people or desire their company.
For their hearts plot violence, and their words always stir 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.
The wise are mightier than the strong, and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger.
References for Proverbs 24:5
So don’t go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many advisers.
Wisdom is too lofty for fools. Among leaders at the city gate, they have nothing to say.
A person who plans evil will get a reputation as a troublemaker.
The schemes of a fool are sinful; everyone detests a mocker.
If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.
Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die; save them as they stagger to their death.