Proverbs 24

 1 Do not imitate evil men, nor desire to be among them 2 For their mind meditates on robberies, and their lips speak deceptions 3 By wisdom shall a house be built, and by prudence shall it be strengthened 4 By doctrine, the storerooms shall be filled with every substance that is precious and most beautiful 5 A wise man is strong, and a well-taught man is robust and valiant 6 For war is undertaken in an orderly manner, and safety shall be where there are many counsels 7 Wisdom is beyond the foolish; at the gate he will not open his mouth 8 Whoever intends to do evil shall be called foolish 9 The intention of the foolish is sin. And the detractor is an abomination among men 10 If you despair, being weary in the day of anguish, your strength will be diminished 11 Rescue those who are led away to death. And do not cease from delivering those who are dragged away to a violent death 12 If you would say: "I do not have sufficient strength." He who inspects the heart, the same one understands, and nothing slips past the one who preserves your soul. And he shall repay a man according to his works 13 My son, eat honey, because it is good, and the honeycomb, because it is so sweet to your throat 14 So, too, is the doctrine of wisdom to your soul. When you have found it, you will have hope in the end, and your hope shall not perish 15 Do not lie in wait, and do not seek impiety in the house of the just, nor spoil his rest 16 For the just one will fall seven times, and he shall rise again. But the impious will fall into evil 17 When your enemy will fall, do not be glad, and do not let your heart exult in his ruin 18 lest perhaps the Lord see, and it displease him, and he may take away his wrath from him 19 Do not contend with the most wicked, and do not be a rival to the impious 20 For the evil hold no hope in the future, and the lamp of the impious will be extinguished 21 My son, fear the Lord, as well as the king. And do not mingle with detractors 22 For their perdition shall rise up suddenly. And who knows what ruin will be for each of them 23 Likewise, these things are for the wise. It is not good to base judgment on knowledge of character 24 Those who say to the impious, "You are just," shall be cursed by the people, and the tribes shall detest them 25 Those who argue against the impious shall be praised, and a blessing shall come upon them 26 He shall kiss the lips, who responds with upright words 27 Prepare your outdoor work, and diligently cultivate your field, so that afterward, you may build your house 28 Do not be a witness without cause against your neighbor. And do not mislead anyone with your lips 29 Do not say, "I will do to him as he has done to me." I will repay each one according to his work 30 I passed by the field of a lazy man, and by the vineyard of a foolish man 31 and behold, it was entirely filled with nettles, and thorns had covered its surface, and the stonewall was destroyed 32 When I had seen this, I laid it up in my heart, and by this example, I received discipline 33 You will sleep a little," I said. "You will slumber briefly. You will fold your hands a little, so as to rest 34 And destitution will overtake you like a runner, and begging will overtake you like an armed man.