15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.
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5 Confide in Jehovah with all thy heart, and lean not unto thine own intelligence;
1 Be not thou envious of evil men, neither desire to be with them; 2 for their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief. 3 Through wisdom is a house built, and by understanding it is established; 4 and by knowledge are the chambers filled with all precious and pleasant substance. 5 A wise man is strong, and a man of knowledge increaseth strength. 6 For with good advice shalt thou make thy war; and in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. 7 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he will not open his mouth in the gate. 8 He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a master of intrigues. 9 The purpose of folly is sin, and the scorner is an abomination to men. 10 [If] thou losest courage in the day of trouble, thy strength is small. 11 Deliver them that are taken forth unto death, and withdraw not from them that stagger to slaughter. 12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not, will not he that weigheth the hearts consider it? And he that preserveth thy soul, he knoweth it; and he rendereth to man according to his work. 13 Eat honey, my son, for it is good; and a honeycomb is sweet to thy taste: 14 so consider wisdom for thy soul; if thou hast found it, there shall be a result, and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 15 Lay not wait, O wicked [man], against the dwelling of the righteous; lay not waste his resting-place. 16 For the righteous falleth seven times, and riseth up again; but the wicked stumble into disaster. 17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thy heart be glad when he stumbleth; 18 lest Jehovah see it, and it be evil in his sight, and he turn away his anger from him. 19 Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, [and] be not envious of the wicked: 20 for there shall be no future to the evil [man]; the lamp of the wicked shall be put out. 21 My son, fear Jehovah and the king: meddle not with them that are given to change. 22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both? 23 These things also come from the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment. 24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous, peoples shall curse him, nations shall abhor him; 25 but to them that rebuke [him] shall be delight, and a good blessing cometh upon them. 26 He kisseth the lips who giveth a right answer. 27 Prepare thy work without, and put thy field in order, and afterwards build thy house. 28 Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and wouldest thou deceive with thy lips? 29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me, I will render to the man according to his work. 30 I went by the field of a sluggard, and by the vineyard of a man void of understanding; 31 and lo, it was all grown over with thistles, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and its stone wall was broken down. 32 Then I looked, I took it to heart; I saw, I received instruction: 33 -- A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest! 34 So shall thy poverty come [as] a roving plunderer, and thy penury as an armed man.
9 Speak not in the ears of a foolish [man], for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him: 2 What, my son? and what, O son of my womb? and what, O son of my vows? 3 Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to them that destroy kings. 4 It is not for kings, Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for rulers [to say], Where is the strong drink? 5 -- lest they drink and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the children of affliction. 6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto the bitter of soul: 7 let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more. 8 Open thy mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all those that are left desolate. 9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and minister justice to the afflicted and needy. 10 Who can find a woman of worth? for her price is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband confideth in her, and he shall have no lack of spoil. 12 She doeth him good, and not evil, all the days of her life. 13 She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. 14 She is like the merchants` ships: she bringeth her food from afar; 15 And she riseth while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and the day`s work to her maidens. 16 She considereth a field, and acquireth it; of the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and maketh strong her arms. 18 She perceiveth that her earning is good; her lamp goeth not out by night. 19 She putteth her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle. 20 She stretcheth out her hand to the afflicted, and she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. 21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her household are clothed with scarlet. 22 She maketh herself coverlets; her clothing is byssus and purple. 23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. 24 She maketh body linen and selleth it, and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. 25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laugheth [at] the coming day. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and upon her tongue is the law of kindness. 27 She surveyeth the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband [also], and he praiseth her: 29 Many daughters have done worthily, but thou excellest them all. 30 Gracefulness is deceitful and beauty is vain; a woman [that] feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.
17 Iron is sharpened by iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
11 A fool uttereth all his mind; but a wise [man] keepeth it back.
5 But if any one of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all freely and reproaches not, and it shall be given to him: