More Sayings of the Wise

Proverbs 24

23 These things also belong to the wise:
q It is not good to 1 show partiality in judgment.
24 r He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous,"
Him the people will curse;
Nations will abhor him.
25 But those who rebuke the wicked will have s delight,
And a good blessing will come upon them.
26 He who gives a right answer kisses the lips.

27 t Prepare your outside work,
Make it fit for yourself in the field;
And afterward build your house.

28 u Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause,
2 For would you deceive with your lips?
29 v Do not say, "I will do to him just as he has done to me;
I will render to the man according to his work."

30 I went by the field of the lazy man,
And by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding;
31 And there it was, w all overgrown with thorns;
Its surface was covered with nettles;
Its stone wall was broken down.
32 When I saw it, I considered it well;
I looked on it and received instruction:
33 x A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to rest;
34 y So shall your poverty come like 3 a prowler,
And your need like 4 an armed man.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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