24 Be not uenvious of evil men,
nor desire to be vwith them,
2 for their hearts wdevise violence,
and their lips xtalk of trouble.
3 By ywisdom a house is built,
with all zprecious and pleasant riches.
5 aA wise man is full of strength,
6 for by bwise guidance you can wage your war,
and in cabundance of counselors there is victory.
7 Wisdom is dtoo high for a fool;
in ethe gate he does not open his mouth.
8 Whoever fplans to do evil
and hthe scoffer is an abomination to mankind.
10 If you ifaint in the day of adversity,
11 jRescue those who are being taken away to death;
Does not he who mkeeps watch over your soul know it,
and will he not repay man naccording to his work?
13 My son, oeat honey, for it is good,
and pthe drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.
if you find it, there will be qa future,
15 rLie not in wait as a wicked man against the dwelling of the righteous;
but uthe wicked stumble in times of calamity.
17 vDo not rejoice when your enemy falls,
19 wFret not yourself because of evildoers,
and be not xenvious of the wicked,
20 for the evil man has no qfuture;
ythe lamp of the wicked will be put out.
21 My son, zfear the Lord and the king,
23 These also are sayings of athe wise.
bPartiality in judging is not good.
24 Whoever csays to the wicked, “You are in the right,”
dwill be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations,
27 ePrepare your work outside;
28 fBe not a witness against your neighbor without cause,
29 Do not say, g“I will do to him as he has done to me;
30 hI passed by the field of a sluggard,
by the vineyard of a man ilacking sense,
and its stone jwall was broken down.
32 Then I saw and kconsidered it;
33 lA little sleep, a little slumber,