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Proverbs 24 - NIV

Saying 20


Do not envy the wicked,
do not desire their company;

2 for their hearts plot violence,
and their lips talk about making trouble.

Saying 21


By wisdom a house is built,
and through understanding it is established;

4 through knowledge its rooms are filled
with rare and beautiful treasures.

Saying 22


The wise prevail through great power,
and those who have knowledge muster their strength.

6 Surely you need guidance to wage war,
and victory is won through many advisers.

Saying 23


Wisdom is too high for fools;
in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.

Saying 24


Whoever plots evil
will be known as a schemer.

9 The schemes of folly are sin,
and people detest a mocker.

Saying 25


If you falter in a time of trouble,
how small is your strength!

11 Rescue those being led away to death;
hold back those staggering toward slaughter.

12 If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who guards your life know it?
Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?

Saying 26


Eat honey, my son, for it is good;
honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.

14 Know also that wisdom is like honey for you:
If you find it, there is a future hope for you,
and your hope will not be cut off.

Saying 27


Do not lurk like a thief near the house of the righteous,
do not plunder their dwelling place;

16 for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again,
but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.

Saying 28


Do not gloat when your enemy falls;
when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,

18 or the Lord will see and disapprove
and turn his wrath away from them.

Saying 29


Do not fret because of evildoers
or be envious of the wicked,

20 for the evildoer has no future hope,
and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.

Saying 30


Fear the Lord and the king, my son,
and do not join with rebellious officials,

22 for those two will send sudden destruction on them,
and who knows what calamities they can bring?

23 These also are sayings of the wise:

To show partiality in judging is not good:

24 Whoever says to the guilty, “You are innocent,”
will be cursed by peoples and denounced by nations.

25 But it will go well with those who convict the guilty,
and rich blessing will come on them.


An honest answer
is like a kiss on the lips.


Put your outdoor work in order
and get your fields ready;
after that, build your house.


Do not testify against your neighbor without cause—
would you use your lips to mislead?

29 Do not say, “I’ll do to them as they have done to me;
I’ll pay them back for what they did.”


I went past the field of a sluggard,
past the vineyard of someone who has no sense;

31 thorns had come up everywhere,
the ground was covered with weeds,
and the stone wall was in ruins.

32 I applied my heart to what I observed
and learned a lesson from what I saw:

33 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest—

34 and poverty will come on you like a thief
and scarcity like an armed man.

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Real Life Wisdom
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Nov, 2016
Summary: It is the simple things of the Christian life that determine our spiritual success. It is often the simplest wisdom that also pays the greatest dividends. It’s not rocket science!
Scripture: Proverbs 24:27-34
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 13
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After the Election: Citizens and Officials
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Nov, 2016
Summary: After election hype, we remember that God’s perspective on citizenship and what makes for good leadership stays the same. Citizens need to be cooperative and leaders need to attempt to be fair.
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Wisdom’s Bypaths
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Nov, 2016
Summary: As we confront evil, foolishness, and moral chaos, we need wisdom and some guidance to help us confront battle fatigue or the temptation to sin in less obvious ways because of wrongdoing.
Scripture: Proverbs 24:13-18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 16
Ed Vasicek avatar
Wisdom: The Ultimate Multi-tool
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Oct, 2016
Summary: Main Idea: Cultivating wisdom is one of the most important things we can do to increase our “personal capital.” Wisdom is an amazing multi-tool that helps us in so many realms and with so many particular decisions.
Scripture: Proverbs 24:1-6
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 37
Ed Vasicek avatar
Wisdom: What We Can Expect
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Oct, 2016
Summary: Forewarned is forearmed. Wisdom not only guides us in our choices, it helps us anticipate what we may expect to see.
Kevin L. Jones avatar
Awake From Your Slumber
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Dec, 2015
Summary: A sermon examining the danger of spiritual negligence.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 24:30-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,511
William R. Nabaza avatar
Rebuke the wicked and blessing will come
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2015
Summary: To show the mentality of the bible is rebuke the wicked, there's a blessing. Protect the wicked and curse will follow.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 24:24-25
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 596
William R. Nabaza avatar
How to treat an enemy?
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2015
Summary: To show that GOD is displeased when you rejoice over your enemies that will sure to fall because they don't have JESUS in their hearts. To give our clear reasons to rejoice according to the bible.
Brian Stevenson Athisayaraj avatar
Shared by: Brian Stevenson Athisayaraj on Mar, 2015
Summary: Making a family is not just about getting married, make love and have babies, etc...
Series: Family
Scripture: Proverbs 24:3-4
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 599
William R. Nabaza avatar
What is hateful among men?
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2015
Summary: To show that fool's thoughts are always sin, and the scoffer/scorners are hateful to mankind.
Scripture: Proverbs 24:9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 284
William R. Nabaza avatar
Don't envy the wicked
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2015
Summary: To show that we don't need to envy the wicked even if they don't worship the LORD, for their spirits are dead and there is no reward for them.
Scripture: Proverbs 24:19-20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 377
Bishop Lalachan Abraham avatar
A Successful Marriage Depends on Wisdom of God.
Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Aug, 2014
Summary: “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”(Proverbs 24:4)
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 24:1-5
Denomination: *other
Views: 4,958
Paul Barreca avatar
What Can We Do About Abortion?
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Jan, 2014
Summary: Christians respond to help the helpless because God rescued us. There is no one more helpless than a child whose mother has been told that the best thing that she can do is to have an abortion. What can we do to save those unborn children?
Christian Cheong avatar
Going for Growth
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Jan, 2014
Summary: Don't neglect your spiritual growth. Don't procrastinate doing the right thing to see growth in your life. God has provided everything we need, to grow strong spiritually and be fruitful.
Scripture: Proverbs 24:30-34
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,255
Rodney Johnson avatar
I Choose Forgiveness
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Oct, 2013
Summary: This message focuses on what King Solomon says about our willingness to forgive others.
Scripture: Proverbs 16:6-24:18
Views: 661
Tom Shepard avatar
Proverbs 24 - Precepts and Warnings
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Sep, 2013
Summary: This is a verse by verse look at Proverbs chapter 24.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 24:1-34
Views: 1,505
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Feb, 2013
Summary: Noting carefully the slothful man & his field can teach us how to avoid more than poverty. Learning diligence from the depicted wall & vineyard's condition is not the only lesson offered here for the far greater concern is the condition of a soul whose o
Series: Proverbs
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 24:30-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7,558
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Feb, 2013
Summary: Homes are built with 3 primary tools: wisdom, understanding & knowledge. Wisdom is the ability to perceive with discernment, to view life as God sees it. Understanding is the skill to bring together the elements of life so that one can live with insight
Series: Proverbs
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 24:3-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 14,602
Keith Peters avatar
Understanding Adversity
Shared by: Keith Peters on Jul, 2011
Summary: This message discusses principles that help us keep problems in perspective.
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 24:10-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,026
Daniel Olukoya avatar
While Men Slept
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on May, 2011
Summary: The greatest danger that a man faces in the spiritual world is what happens when he sleeps. The Bible divides sleep into two: Physical sleep and Spiritual sleep. Every normal person must engage in physical sleep to allow the body rest in order to be aliv
based on 76 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 52,150
Jerry Shirley avatar
Death of Osama bin Laden
Shared by: Jerry Shirley on May, 2011
Summary: I take no pleasure of anyone going to hell - but God's justice is satisfied, and today UBL's knees bow and his tongue confesses Jesus Christ as Lord! Link inc. to formatted text, audio, PowerPoint.
based on 54 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 24:17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,318
Davon Huss avatar
Inexcusable Indifference
Shared by: Davon Huss on Mar, 2011
Summary: A sermon loosely based on Proverbs 24:11-12 (Title, outline and some material taken from The Pulpit Commentary Homilies by Various Authors under Hebrews 4)
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 24:11-12
Views: 1,943
Kelly Benton avatar
Church.... Why We Do What We Do.
Shared by: Kelly Benton on Jan, 2011
Summary: To share some areas that we need to look back at and understand the reality of why we do the things we do. God desires each of us to follow Him not blindly but boldly and intelligently.
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 24:3-4
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 8,785
Rev. Reynaldo Bechayda avatar
Quitting is not an Option
Shared by: Rev. Reynaldo Bechayda on Oct, 2010
Summary: A message of encouragement that we can achieve victory in Christ...
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 24:16
Views: 6,783
Christian Cheong avatar
Do What You Need to Do
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Apr, 2010
Summary: Don’t neglect what God has given you. Don’t procrastinate. Lean on God and do what you need to do, today.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 24:30-34
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,037
Howard Strickland avatar
Warnings, for the Wise
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Mar, 2010
Summary: This is a verse upon verse teaching on the book of Proverbs. The text is in NKJ and then it's broken down from the NLT.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 24:1-34
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 937
Craig Benner avatar
Shared by: Craig Benner on Feb, 2010
Summary: Un ósculo es un beso. Y sí, la biblia habla de besos en muchos contextos. Los examinamos en este mensaje.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 24:26
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 677
Kevin Taylor avatar
Establishing Your Home – On the Word of God!
Shared by: Kevin Taylor on Apr, 2009
Summary: You may not realize it –but you are in the construction business. You are building and constructing your home and the lives of your children whether you realize it or not. The question is how are you constructing them!?
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 24:3-4
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 12,134
Jose  Imperial avatar
The Change That We Dont Need
Shared by: Jose Imperial on Nov, 2008
Summary: We can change our method but we cant change our message. The problem with churches is not the message but the messenger. People change and will change, its up to us to change our method but our message must be crystal clear.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 24:21
Views: 663