Proverbs 24:1–2 (NIV)
24 Do not envy the wicked,
do not desire their company;
2 for their hearts plot violence,
and their lips talk about making trouble.
Proverbs 24:7 (NIV)
7 Wisdom is too high for fools;
in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.
Proverbs 24:10 (NIV)
10 If you falter in a time of trouble,
how small is your strength!
Proverbs 24:12 (NIV)
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?
Proverbs 24:17–18 (NIV)
17 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.
Proverbs 24:19–20 (NIV)
19 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.
Proverbs 24:26 (NIV)
26 An honest answer
is like a kiss on the lips.
Proverbs 24:28–29 (NIV)
28 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.”
Proverbs 24:32 (NIV)
32 I applied my heart to what I observed
and learned a lesson from what I saw: