KJV PRO24 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekPRO23.htm PRO25.htm
24:1 Be not thou envious [H7065] against evil [H7451] men [H582] , neither desire [H183] to be with them.
24:2 For their heart [H3820] studieth [H1897] destruction [H7701] , and their lips [H8193] talk [H1696] of mischief [H5999] .
24:3 Through wisdom [H2451] is an house [H1004] builded [H1129] ; and by understanding [H8394] it is established [H3559] :
24:4 And by knowledge [H1847] shall the chambers [H2315] be filled [H4390] with all precious [H3368] and pleasant [H5273] riches [H1952] .
24:5 A wise [H2450] man [H1397] [is] strong [H5797] ; yea, a man [H376] of knowledge [H1847] increaseth [H553] strength [H3581] .(is strong: Heb. is in strength)(increaseth: Heb. strengtheneth might)
24:6 For by wise counsel [H8458] thou shalt make [H6213] thy war [H4421] : and in multitude [H7230] of counsellors [H3289] [there is] safety [H8668] .
24:7 Wisdom [H2454] [is] too high [H7311] for a fool [H191] : he openeth [H6605] not his mouth [H6310] in the gate [H8179] .
24:8 He that deviseth [H2803] to do evil [H7489] shall be called [H7121] a mischievous [H4209] person [H1167] .
24:9 The thought [H2154] of foolishness [H200] [is] sin [H2403] : and the scorner [H3887] [is] an abomination [H8441] to men [H120] .
24:10 [If] thou faint [H7503] in the day [H3117] of adversity [H6869] , thy strength [H3581] [is] small [H6862] .(small: Heb. narrow)
24:11 If thou forbear [H2820] to deliver [H5337] [them that are] drawn [H3947] unto death [H4194] , and [those that are] ready [H4131] to be slain [H2027] ;
24:12 If thou sayest [H559] , Behold, we knew [H3045] it not; doth not he that pondereth [H8505] the heart [H3826] consider [H995] [it]? and he that keepeth [H5341] thy soul [H5315] , doth [not] he know [H3045] [it]? and shall [not] he render [H7725] to [every] man [H120] according to his works [H6467] ?
24:13 My son [H1121] , eat [H398] thou honey [H1706] , because [it is] good [H2896] ; and the honeycomb [H5317] , [which is] sweet [H4966] to thy taste [H2441] :(to: Heb. upon thy palate)
24:14 So [shall] the knowledge [H3045] of wisdom [H2451] [be] unto thy soul [H5315] : when thou hast found [H4672] [it], then there shall be [H3426] a reward [H319] , and thy expectation [H8615] shall not be cut off [H3772] .
24:15 Lay not wait [H693] , O wicked [H7563] [man], against the dwelling [H5116] of the righteous [H6662] ; spoil [H7703] not his resting place [H7258] :
24:16 For a just [H6662] [man] falleth [H5307] seven times [H7651] , and riseth up again [H6965] : but the wicked [H7563] shall fall [H3782] into mischief [H7451] .
24:17 Rejoice [H8055] not when thine enemy [H341] falleth [H5307] , and let not thine heart [H3820] be glad [H1523] when he stumbleth [H3782] :
24:18 Lest the LORD [H3068] see [H7200] [it], and it displease [H7489] [H5869] him, and he turn away [H7725] his wrath [H639] from him.(it displeaseth: Heb. it be evil in his eyes)
24:19 Fret [H2734] not thyself because of evil [H7489] [men], neither be thou envious [H7065] at the wicked [H7563] ;(Fret: or, Keep not company with the wicked)
24:20 For there shall be no reward [H319] to the evil [H7451] [man]; the candle [H5216] of the wicked [H7563] shall be put out [H1846] .(candle: or, lamp)
24:21 My son [H1121] , fear [H3372] thou the LORD [H3068] and the king [H4428] : [and] meddle [H6148] not with them that are given to change [H8138] :(them: Heb. changers)
24:22 For their calamity [H343] shall rise [H6965] suddenly [H6597] ; and who knoweth [H3045] the ruin [H6365] of them both [H8147] ?
24:23 These [things] also [belong] to the wise [H2450] . [It is] not good [H2896] to have respect [H5234] of persons [H6440] in judgment [H4941] .
24:24 He that saith [H559] unto the wicked [H7563] , Thou [art] righteous [H6662] ; him shall the people [H5971] curse [H5344] , nations [H3816] shall abhor [H2194] him:
24:25 But to them that rebuke [H3198] [him] shall be delight [H5276] , and a good [H2896] blessing [H1293] shall come [H935] upon them.(a good: Heb. a blessing of good)
24:26 [Every man] shall kiss [H5401] [his] lips [H8193] that giveth [H7725] a right [H5228] answer [H1697] .(that: Heb. that answereth right words)
24:27 Prepare [H3559] thy work [H4399] without [H2351] , and make it fit [H6257] for thyself in the field [H7704] ; and afterwards [H310] build [H1129] thine house [H1004] .
24:28 Be not a witness [H5707] against thy neighbour [H7453] without cause [H2600] ; and deceive [H6601] [not] with thy lips [H8193] .
24:29 Say [H559] not, I will do [H6213] so to him as he hath done [H6213] to me: I will render [H7725] to the man [H376] according to his work [H6467] .
24:30 I went [H5674] by the field [H7704] of the slothful [H376] [H6102] , and by the vineyard [H3754] of the man [H120] void [H2638] of understanding [H3820] ;
24:31 And, lo, it was all grown over [H5927] with thorns [H7063] , [and] nettles [H2738] had covered [H3680] the face [H6440] thereof, and the stone [H68] wall [H1444] thereof was broken down [H2040] .
24:32 Then I saw [H2372] , [and] considered [it] well [H7896] [H3820] : I looked [H7200] upon [it, and] received [H3947] instruction [H4148] .(considered: Heb. set my heart)
24:33 [Yet] a little [H4592] sleep [H8142] , a little [H4592] slumber [H8572] , a little [H4592] folding [H2264] of the hands [H3027] to sleep [H7901] :
24:34 So shall thy poverty [H7389] come [H935] [as] one that travelleth [H1980] ; and thy want [H4270] as an armed [H4043] man [H376] .(an: Heb. a man of shield)