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.
[If] thou b faintest in the day of
adversity, thy strength [is] small.
(b) Man has no trial of his strength till he is
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.
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.
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
24:18 Lest the LORD see [it],
and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath f
(f) To be avenged on you.
For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them g
(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.
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.
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.
Then I saw, [and] considered [it] well: I looked upon [it, and] received k
(k) That I might learn by another man's fault.
24:33 [Yet] a little sleep, l
a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
(l) See Geneva