Do not envy1 wicked men, do not desire their company;
for their hearts plot violence,2 and their lips talk about making trouble.33
By wisdom a house is built,4 and through understanding it is established;
through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.55
A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength;
for waging war you need guidance, and for victory many advisers.67
Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the assembly at the gate he has nothing to say.
He who plots evil will be known as a schemer.
The schemes of folly are sin, and men detest a mocker.
If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!711
Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.8