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Proverbs 24

NRS 1 Do not envy the wicked, nor desire to be with them; NIV 1 Do not envy wicked men, do not desire their company; NRS 2 for their minds devise violence, and their lips talk of mischief. NIV 2 for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble. NRS 3 By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; NIV 3 By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; NRS 4 by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. NIV 4 through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. NRS 5 Wise warriors are mightier than strong ones, and those who have knowledge than those who have strength; NIV 5 A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength; NRS 6 for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory. NIV 6 for waging war you need guidance, and for victory many advisers. NRS 7 Wisdom is too high for fools; in the gate they do not open their mouths. NIV 7 Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the assembly at the gate he has nothing to say. NRS 8 Whoever plans to do evil will be called a mischief-maker. NIV 8 He who plots evil will be known as a schemer. NRS 9 The devising of folly is sin, and the scoffer is an abomination to all. NIV 9 The schemes of folly are sin, and men detest a mocker. NRS 10 If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength being small; NIV 10 If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength! NRS 11 if you hold back from rescuing those taken away to death, those who go staggering to the slaughter; NIV 11 Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. NRS 12 if you say, "Look, we did not know this"— does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it? And will he not repay all according to their deeds? NIV 12 If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done? NRS 13 My child, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste. NIV 13 Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste. NRS 14 Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, you will find a future, and your hope will not be cut off. NIV 14 Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. NRS 15 Do not lie in wait like an outlaw against the home of the righteous; do no violence to the place where the righteous live; NIV 15 Do not lie in wait like an outlaw against a righteous man's house, do not raid his dwelling place; NRS 16 for though they fall seven times, they will rise again; but the wicked are overthrown by calamity. NIV 16 for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity. NRS 17 Do not rejoice when your enemies fall, and do not let your heart be glad when they stumble, NIV 17 Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice, NRS 18 or else the Lord will see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from them. NIV 18 or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from him. NRS 19 Do not fret because of evildoers. Do not envy the wicked; NIV 19 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of the wicked, NRS 20 for the evil have no future; the lamp of the wicked will go out. NIV 20 for the evil man has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out. NRS 21 My child, fear the Lord and the king, and do not disobey either of them; NIV 21 Fear the LORD and the king, my son, and do not join with the rebellious, NRS 22 for disaster comes from them suddenly, and who knows the ruin that both can bring? NIV 22 for those two will send sudden destruction upon them, and who knows what calamities they can bring? NRS 23 These also are sayings of the wise: Partiality in judging is not good. NIV 23 These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good: NRS 24 Whoever says to the wicked, "You are innocent," will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations; NIV 24 Whoever says to the guilty, "You are innocent"-- peoples will curse him and nations denounce him. NRS 25 but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them. NIV 25 But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come upon them. NRS 26 One who gives an honest answer gives a kiss on the lips. NIV 26 An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips. NRS 27 Prepare your work outside, get everything ready for you in the field; and after that build your house. NIV 27 Finish your outdoor work and get your fields ready; after that, build your house. NRS 28 Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips. NIV 28 Do not testify against your neighbor without cause, or use your lips to deceive. NRS 29 Do not say, "I will do to others as they have done to me; I will pay them back for what they have done." NIV 29 Do not say, "I'll do to him as he has done to me; I'll pay that man back for what he did." NRS 30 I passed by the field of one who was lazy, by the vineyard of a stupid person; NIV 30 I went past the field of the sluggard, past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment; NRS 31 and see, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. NIV 31 thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins. NRS 32 Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. NIV 32 I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw: NRS 33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, NIV 33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest-- NRS 34 and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want, like an armed warrior. NIV 34 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.