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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Chapter 24

Overview

Verse 1
Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.


not
19; 3:31; 23:17; Psalms 37:1,7; 73:3; Galatians 5:19-21; James 4:5,6
neither
1:11-15; 13:20; Genesis 13:10-13; 19:1-11; Psalms 26:9

Verse 2
For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
8; 6:14; 1 Samuel 23:9; Esther 3:6,7; Job 15:35; Psalms 7:14; 10:7; 28:3; 36:4; Psalms 64:4-6; 140:2; Isaiah 59:4; Micah 7:3; Matthew 26:3,4; Luke 23:20,21; Acts 13:10

Verse 3
Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
wisdom
9:1; 14:1; 1 Corinthians 3:9
it is
2 Samuel 7:26; Jeremiah 10:12; Colossians 2:7

Verse 4
And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
15:6; 20:15; 21:20; 27:23-27; 1 Kings 4:22-28; 1 Chronicles 27:25-31; 29:2-9; 2 Chronicles 4:18-22; 26:4-11; Nehemiah 10:39; 13:5-13; Matthew 13:52

Verse 5
A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
A wise
8:14; 10:29; 21:22; Ecclesiastes 7:19; 9:14-18
strong
Heb. in strength. increaseth strength. Heb. strengtheneth might.
Psalms 84:7; Isaiah 40:31; Colossians 1:11

Verse 6
For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.
by
20:18; Luke 14:31; 1 Corinthians 9:25-27; Ephesians 6:10-20; 1 Timothy 6:11,12; 2 Timothy 4:7
and
11:14; 15:22

Verse 7
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
too
14:6; 15:24; 17:24; Psalms 10:5; 92:5,6; 1 Corinthians 2:14
openeth
22:22; 31:8,9; Job 29:7-25; 31:21; Isaiah 29:21; Amos 5:10,12,15

Verse 8
He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.
2,9; 6:14,18; 14:22; 1 Kings 2:44; Psalms 21:11; Isaiah 10:7-13; 32:7; Ezekiel 38:10,11; Nahum 1:11; Romans 1:30

Verse 9
The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
thought
8; 23:7; Genesis 6:5; 8:21; Psalms 119:113; Isaiah 55:7; Jeremiah 4:14; Matthew 5:28; 9:4; Matthew 15:19; Acts 8:22; 2 Corinthians 10:5
the scorner
22:10; 29:8

Verse 10
If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
thou
1 Samuel 27:1; Job 4:5; Isaiah 40:28-31; John 4:8; 2 Corinthians 4:1; Ephesians 3:13; Hebrews 12:3-5; Revelation 2:3,13
small
Heb. narrow.

Verse 11
If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;
1 Samuel 26:8,9; Job 29:17; Psalms 82:4; Isaiah 58:6,7; Luke 10:31,32; 23:23-25; Acts 18:17; 21:31,32; 23:10,23-35; 1 John 3:16,17

Verse 12
If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he 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 according to his works?
doth not he that
5:21; 21:2; 1 Samuel 16:7; Psalms 7:9; 17:3; 44:21; Ecclesiastes 5:8; Jeremiah 17:10; Romans 2:16; 1 Corinthians 4:5; Hebrews 4:12,13; Revelation 2:18,23
that keepeth
1 Samuel 2:6; 25:29; Psalms 66:9; 121:3,8; Daniel 5:23; Acts 17:28; Revelation 1:18
and shall
Job 34:11; Psalms 62:12; Jeremiah 32:19; Matthew 16:27; Romans 2:6; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 2:23; Revelation 20:12-15; 22:12

Verse 13
My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:
eat
25:16,27; Song of Solomon 5:1; Isaiah 7:15; Matthew 3:4
to thy taste
Heb. upon thy palate.

Verse 14
So 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.
shall the
22:18; Psalms 19:10,11; 119:103,111; Jeremiah 15:16
when
2:1-5,10; 3:13-18
there
23:18; Matthew 19:21; James 1:25

Verse 15
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:
Lay
1:11; 1 Samuel 9:11; 22:18,19; 23:20-23; Psalms 10:8-10; 37:32; 56:6; 59:3; Psalms 140:5; Jeremiah 11:19; Matthew 26:4; Acts 9:24; 23:16; 25:3
spoil
22:28; Isaiah 32:18

Verse 16
For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
a just
Job 5:19; Psalms 34:19; 37:24; Micah 7:8-10; 2 Corinthians 1:8-10; 4:8-12; 11:23-27
but
13:17; 28:14-18; 1 Samuel 26:10; 31:4; Esther 7:10; Psalms 7:16; 52:5; Amos 5:2; Amos 8:14; Acts 12:23; 1 Thessalonians 5:3; Revelation 18:20,21

Verse 17
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:
17:5; Judges 16:25; 2 Samuel 16:5-14; Job 31:29; Psalms 35:15,19; 42:10; Obadiah 1:12; 1 Corinthians 13:6,7

Verse 18
Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
displease him
Heb. be evil in his eyes. and he.
Lamentations 4:21,22; Zechariah 1:15,16

Verse 19
Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked;
Fret
or, Keep not company with the wicked.
13:20; Numbers 16:26; Psalms 1:1; 26:4,5; 119:115; 2 Corinthians 6:17; Ephesians 5:11; 2 Timothy 3:2-5; Revelation 18:4
neither
1; 23:17; Psalms 37:1; 73:3

Verse 20
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.
there
Psalms 9:17; 11:6; Isaiah 3:11
candle
or, lamp.
13:9; 20:20; Job 18:5,6; 21:17; Matthew 8:12; 25:8; Jude 1:13

Verse 21
My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
fear
Exodus 14:31; 1 Samuel 24:6; Ecclesiastes 8:2-5; Matthew 22:21; Romans 13:1-7; Titus 3:1; 1 Peter 2:13-17
meddle
Numbers 16:1-3; 1 Samuel 8:5-7; 12:12-19; 2 Samuel 15:13-37; 1 Kings 12:16
given to change
Heb. changers.

Verse 22
For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
their
Numbers 16:31-35; 1 Samuel 31:1-7; 2 Samuel 18:7,8; 2 Chronicles 13:16,17; Hosea 5:11; Hosea 13:10,11
who
16:14; 20:2; Psalms 90:11

Verse 23
These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
things
Psalms 107:43; Ecclesiastes 8:1-5; Hosea 14:9; James 3:17
It
18:5; 28:21; Leviticus 19:15; Deuteronomy 1:17; 16:19; 2 Chronicles 19:7; Psalms 82:2-4; John 7:24; 1 Timothy 5:20,21; James 2:4-6; 1 Peter 1:17

Verse 24
He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
that
17:15; Exodus 23:6,7; Isaiah 5:20,23; Jeremiah 6:13,14; 8:10,11; Ezekiel 13:22
him shall
11:26; 28:27; 30:10; Isaiah 66:24

Verse 25
But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.
them
Leviticus 19:17; 1 Samuel 3:13; 1 Kings 21:19,20; Nehemiah 5:7-9; 13:8-11,17,25,28; Job 29:16-18; Matthew 14:4; 1 Timothy 5:20; 2 Timothy 4:2; Titus 1:13; 2:15
a good blessing
Heb. a blessing of good.
28:23

Verse 26
Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.
shall
15:23; 16:1; 25:11,12; Genesis 41:38-57; Daniel 2:46-48; Mark 12:17,18,32-34
giveth a right answer
Heb. answereth right words.
Job 6:25

Verse 27
Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.
1 Kings 5:17,18; 6:7; Luke 14:28-30

Verse 28
Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.
not
14:5; 19:5,9; 21:28; Exodus 20:16; 23:1; 1 Samuel 22:9,10; 1 Kings 21:9-13; Job 2:3; Psalms 35:7,11; 52:1; *title; Matthew 26:59,60; 27:23; John 15:25
deceive
Ephesians 4:25; Colossians 3:9; Revelation 21:8; 22:15

Verse 29
Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.
Say
20:22; 25:21,22; Matthew 5:39-44; Romans 12:17-21; 1 Thessalonians 5:15
I will do
Judges 15:11; 2 Samuel 13:22-28

Verse 30
I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
went
6:6-19; Job 4:8; 5:27; 15:17; Psalms 37:25; 107:42; Ecclesiastes 4:1-8; 7:15; Ecclesiastes 8:9-11
void
10:13; 12:11

Verse 31
And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
it
Genesis 3:17-19; Job 31:40; Jeremiah 4:3; Matthew 13:7,22; Hebrews 6:8
and the
19:23; 20:4; 22:13; 23:21; Ecclesiastes 10:18

Verse 32
Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.
considered it
Heb. set my heart.
Job 7:17; Psalms 4:4; Luke 2:19,51
I looked
Deuteronomy 13:11; 21:21; 32:29; 1 Corinthians 10:6,11; Jude 1:5-7

Verse 33
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
6:4-11; Romans 13:11; Ephesians 5:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:6-8

Verse 34
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.
thy poverty
10:4; 13:4
armed man
Heb. a man of shield.

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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 24". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=pr&chapter=024>.