The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.

Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:

And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.

The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;

If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:

So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:

Lest the Lord see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked:

For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

My son, fear thou the Lord and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?” – Proverbs 24: 1-22 (KJV)

One Comment

  1. 1 Do not envy evil people,
    and do not wish to be with them,
    2 because their hearts plan violence,
    and their lips speak trouble.

    3 With wisdom a house is built.
    With understanding it is established.
    4 With knowledge its rooms are filled with every kind of riches,
    both valuable and appealing.

    5 A wise person grows strong,
    and a knowledgeable man becomes more powerful,
    6 because advice prepares you for battle,
    and many advisors bring victory.

    7 Wise decisions are out of reach[a] for a stubborn fool.
    In court[b] he cannot open his mouth.

    8 Whoever plans evil will be called a master schemer.
    9 A foolish scheme is a sin,
    and a mocker is disgusting to people.

    10 If you fail to act in the day of trouble,
    your strength is too little.
    11 Rescue captives condemned to death,
    and spare those staggering toward slaughter.
    12 If you say, “We did not know about this,”
    won’t the one who weighs motives notice?
    Won’t the one who guards your life know about it,
    and won’t he repay people according to what each one has done?

    13 My son, eat honey, because it is good.
    Flowing honey is sweet on your palate.
    14 Know also that wisdom is sweet for your soul.
    If you find it, then there is a future for you,
    and your hope will never be cut off.

    15 Do not be like the wicked who attack the home of the righteous.
    Do not destroy his resting place,
    16 because a righteous person may fall seven times, but he will get up,
    while wicked people will stumble into misfortune.

    17 Do not be happy when your enemy falls.
    Do not let your heart celebrate when he stumbles.
    18 If you do, the Lord will see it and consider it evil,
    and he will turn his anger away from him.

    19 Do not fret about evildoers.
    Do not be jealous of wicked people,
    20 because an evil person has no future.
    The lamp of the wicked will be put out.

    21 Fear the Lord, my son, and also the king.
    Do not associate with those who are rebellious,
    22 because their disaster will take place suddenly.
    Who knows what ruin the Lord and the king will cause? – Proverbs 24:1-22 (EHV)

    [a] Proverbs 24:7 The translation follows an altered spelling of the Hebrew. The main Hebrew reading seems to be corals.
    [b] Proverbs 24:7 Literally the city gate

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