Proverbs 24

Proverbs 24:1-9

24:1   Be not envious of evil men,
    nor desire to be with them,
  for their hearts devise violence,
    and their lips talk of trouble.

  By wisdom a house is built,
    and by understanding it is established;
  by knowledge the rooms are filled
    with all precious and pleasant riches.
  A wise man is full of strength,
    and a man of knowledge enhances his might,
  for by wise guidance you can wage your war,
    and in abundance of counselors there is victory.
  Wisdom is too high for a fool;
    in the gate he does not open his mouth.

  Whoever plans to do evil
    will be called a schemer.
  The devising1 of folly is sin,
    and the scoffer is an abomination to mankind.


[1] 24:9 Or scheming