Proverbs 24:1-11 NLT

1 Don’t envy evil people or desire their company.
2 For their hearts plot violence, and their words always stir 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 The wise are mightier than the strong,a and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger.

References for Proverbs 24:5

    • 24:5 - As in Greek version; Hebrew reads A wise man is strength.
      6 So don’t go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many advisers.
      7 Wisdom is too lofty for fools. Among leaders at the city gate, they have 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 detests a mocker.
      10 If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.
      11 Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die; save them as they stagger to their death.