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Proverbs Chapter 24

Proverbs 24:7
24:7 Wisdom [is] too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth
     in the {a} gate.

     (a) In the place where wisdom should be shown.

Proverbs 24:10
24:10 [If] thou {b} faintest in the day of adversity, thy
      strength [is] small.

      (b) Man has no trial of his strength till he is in
          trouble.

Proverbs 24:11
24:11 If thou refraineth to deliver [them that are] drawn to {c}
      death, and [those that are] ready to be slain;

      (c) No one can be excused, if he does not help the
          innocent when he is in danger.

Proverbs 24:13
24:13 My son, eat thou {d} honey, because [it is] good; and the
      honeycomb, [which is] sweet to thy taste:

      (d) As honey is sweet and pleasant to the taste, so wisdom
          is to the soul.

Proverbs 24:16
24:16 For a just [man] {e} falleth seven times, and riseth
      again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

      (e) He is subject to many perils, but God delivers him.

Proverbs 24:18
24:18 Lest the LORD see [it], and it displease him, and he turn
      away his wrath {f} from him.

      (f) To be avenged on you.

Proverbs 24:22
24:22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth
      the ruin of them {g} both?

      (g) Meaning, either of the wicked and seditious, as in
          Proverbs 24:19,21 or of them who do not fear God or
          obey their king.

Proverbs 24:27
24:27 Prepare thy work outside, and make it fit for thyself in
      the field; {h} and afterwards build thy house.

      (h) Be sure of the means how to compass it, before you
          take any enterprise in hand.

Proverbs 24:29
24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I {i}
      will render to the man according to his work.

      (i) He shows what is the nature of the wicked, to revenge
          wrong for wrong.

Proverbs 24:32
24:32 Then I saw, [and] considered [it] well: I looked upon [it,
      and] received {k} instruction.

      (k) That I might learn by another man's fault.

Proverbs 24:33
24:33 [Yet] a little sleep, {l} a little slumber, a little
      folding of the hands to sleep:

      (l) Read Proverbs 6:10



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