Proverbs 2:10–11; Proverbs 2:20; Proverbs 4:14–19; Proverbs 13:20; Proverbs 16:28; Proverbs 17:12; Proverbs 17:17; Proverbs 18:24; Proverbs 19:4; Proverbs 19:6–7; Proverbs 20:19; Proverbs 22:24–25; Proverbs 23:17–21; Proverbs 24:1–2

10  for wisdom will come into your heart,

and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;

11  hdiscretion will iwatch over you,

understanding will guard you,


20  So you will walk in the way of the good

and keep to the paths of the righteous.


14  aDo not enter the path of the wicked,

and do not walk in the way of the evil.

15  Avoid it; do not go on it;

turn away from it and pass on.

16  For they bcannot sleep unless they have done wrong;

they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.

17  For they eat the bread of wickedness

cand drink the wine of violence.

18  But dthe path of the righteous is like ethe light of dawn,

which shines fbrighter and brighter until gfull day.

19  hThe way of the wicked is like deep idarkness;

they do not know over what they jstumble.


20  Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,

but the companion of fools will suffer harm.


28  aA dishonest man spreads strife,

and ba whisperer cseparates close friends.


12  Let a man meet ca she-bear robbed of her cubs

drather than a fool in his folly.


17  kA friend loves at all times,

and a brother is born for adversity.


24  A man of many companions may come to ruin,

but zthere is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.


fWealth brings many new friends,

fbut a poor man is deserted by his friend.


Many seek the favor of a generous man,1

and everyone is a friend to a man who gives igifts.

jAll a poor man's brothers hate him;

khow much more do his friends go far from him!

He pursues them with words, but does not have them.2


19  Whoever egoes about slandering reveals secrets;

therefore do not associate with fa simple babbler.1


24  Make no friendship with a man given to anger,

nor go with a wrathful man,

25  lest you learn his ways

and entangle yourself in a snare.


17  Let not your heart tenvy sinners,

but continue in uthe fear of the Lord all the day.

18  Surely vthere is a future,

and your whope will not be cut off.

19  Hear, my son, and xbe wise,

and ydirect your heart in the way.

20  Be not among zdrunkards1

or among agluttonous eaters of meat,

21  for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,

and bslumber will clothe them with rags.


24  Be not uenvious of evil men,

nor desire to be vwith them,

for their hearts wdevise violence,

and their lips xtalk of trouble.