Precepts and Warnings

24 Do not be (A)envious of evil people,
Nor desire to (B)be with them;
For their [a]minds plot (C)violence,
And their lips (D)talk of trouble.

(E)By wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established;
And by knowledge the rooms are (F)filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.

A (G)wise man is [b]strong,
And a person of knowledge [c]increases power.
For (H)by wise guidance you will [d]wage war,
And (I)in an abundance of counselors there is victory.

Wisdom is (J)too exalted for a fool,
He does not open his mouth (K)at the gate.

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  1. Proverbs 24:2 Lit hearts
  2. Proverbs 24:5 Lit in strength
  3. Proverbs 24:5 Lit strengthens power
  4. Proverbs 24:6 Lit make battle for yourself

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