2 Their minds are always planning violence, and they always talk about making trouble.
3 It takes wisdom to have a good family, and it takes understanding to make it strong.
4 It takes knowledge to fill a home with rare and beautiful treasures.
5 Wise people have great power, and those with knowledge have great strength.
6 So you need advice when you go to war. If you have lots of good advice, you will win.
7 Foolish people cannot understand wisdom. They have nothing to say in a discussion.
8 Whoever makes evil plans will be known as a troublemaker.
9 Making foolish plans is sinful, and making fun of wisdom is hateful.
10 If you give up when trouble comes, it shows that you are weak.
11 Save those who are being led to their death; rescue those who are about to be killed.
12 If you say, "We don't know anything about this," God, who knows what's in your mind, will notice. He is watching you, and he will know. He will reward each person for what he has done.