Proverbs 24:23-34 - More Sayings Of The Wise

23 These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment. 24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the peoples curse, nations shall abhor him: 25 But unto those that rebuke him shall be delight, and a blessing of good shall come upon them.

26 The lips of the one that gives a right answer shall be kissed.

27 Prepare thy work without and make it fit for thyself in thine inheritance, and afterwards thou shalt build thine house.

28 Do not be a false witness against thy neighbour, and do not flatter with thy lips. 29 Do not say, I will do unto him as he has done unto me; I will render to the man according to his work.

30 I went by the field of the slothful and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding, 31 and, behold, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered its face, and its stone wall was broken down. 32 Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it and received chastening. 33 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 34 So shall thy poverty come as one that travels and thy want as an armed man.