Be not thou Ps. 37:1;& 73:3;ch. 3:31envious against evil men,
Neither desire to be with them.
For their heart studieth destruction,
And their lips talk of mischief.
Through wisdom is a house builded;
And by understanding it is established:
And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.
ch. 21:22A wise man is strong;
Yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
Luke 14:31For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war:
And in multitude of counsellers there is safety.
Ps. 10:5Wisdom is too high for a fool:
He openeth not his mouth in the gate.
He that Rom. 1:30deviseth 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.
Ps. 82:4;Is. 58:6,7;1 John 3:16If 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 ch. 21:2he 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 Ps. 62:12according to his works?
My son, Sol. 5:1eat thou honey, because it is good;
And the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:
Ps. 19:10So 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:
Ps. 34:19;Mic. 7:8For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again:
Esth. 7:10;Amos 5:2But the wicked shall fall into mischief.
Job 31:29;Obad. 12Rejoice 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.
Ps. 37:1Fret 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, Rom. 13:7;1 Pet. 2:17fear 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?
Sayings of the wise
These things also belong to the wise.
Lev. 19:15;Deut. 16:19It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
Is. 5:23He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous;
Him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
But to them that rebuke him shall be delight,
And a good blessing shall come upon them.
Every man shall kiss his lips
That giveth a right answer.
1 Ki. 5:17Prepare thy work without,
And make it fit for thyself in the field;
And afterwards build thine house.
Eph. 4:25Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause;
And deceive not with thy lips.
Mat. 5:39Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me:
I will render to the man according to his work.
I went by the field of the slothful,
And by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
And lo, Gen. 3:18it was all grown over with thorns,
And nettles had covered the face thereof,
And the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Then I saw, and considered it well:
I looked upon it, and received instruction.
ch. 6:9Yet a little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to sleep:
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth;
And thy want as an armed man.
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