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Proverbs 24:1-11 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Do not envy the wicked, nor desire to be with them; 1 Do not envy wicked men, do not desire their company;
2 for their minds devise violence, and their lips talk of mischief. 2 for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble.
3 By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; 3 By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established;
4 by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. 4 through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.
5 Wise warriors are mightier than strong ones, and those who have knowledge than those who have strength; 5 A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength;
6 for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory. 6 for waging war you need guidance, and for victory many advisers.
7 Wisdom is too high for fools; in the gate they do not open their mouths. 7 Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the assembly at the gate he has nothing to say.
8 Whoever plans to do evil will be called a mischief-maker. 8 He who plots evil will be known as a schemer.
9 The devising of folly is sin, and the scoffer is an abomination to all. 9 The schemes of folly are sin, and men detest a mocker.
10 If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength being small; 10 If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!
11 if you hold back from rescuing those taken away to death, those who go staggering to the slaughter; 11 Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.