Proverbs 24:8-18 (New International Version)

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8 He who plots evil will be known as a schemer. 9 The schemes of folly are sin, and men detest a mocker. 10 If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!1 11 Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.2 12 If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs34 the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay5 each person according to what he has done?6 13 Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste. 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.78 15 Do not lie in wait like an outlaw against a righteous man's house, do not raid his dwelling place; 16 for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity.9 17 Do not gloat10 when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice,11 18 or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from him.12
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