1Do not be (A)envious of evil men,
Nor desire to (B)be with them;
2For their minds devise (C)violence,
And their lips (D)talk of trouble.
3(E)By wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established;
4And by knowledge the rooms are (F)filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.
5A (G)wise man is strong,
And a man of knowledge increases power.
6For (H)by wise guidance you will wage war,
And (I)in abundance of counselors there is victory.
7Wisdom is (J)too exalted for a fool,
He does not open his mouth (K)in the gate.
8One who (L)plans to do evil,
Men will call a schemer.
9The (M)devising of folly is sin,
And the scoffer is an abomination to men.
10If you (N)are slack in the day of distress,
Your strength is limited.
11(O)Deliver those who are being taken away to death,
And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back.
12If you say, "See, we did not know this,"
Does He not (P)consider it (Q)who weighs the hearts?
And (R)does He not know it who (S)keeps your soul?
And will He not (T)render to man according to his work?
13My son, eat (U)honey, for it is good,
Yes, the (V)honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;
14Know that (W)wisdom is thus for your soul;
If you find it, then there will be a (X)future,
And your hope will not be cut off.
15(Y)Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous;
Do not destroy his resting place;
16For a (Z)righteous man falls seven times, and rises again,
But the (AA)wicked stumble in time of calamity.
17(AB)Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
18Or the LORD will see it and be displeased,
And turn His anger away from him.
19(AC)Do not fret because of evildoers
Or be (AD)envious of the wicked;
20For (AE)there will be no (AF)future for the evil man;
The (AG)lamp of the wicked will be put out.
21My son, (AH)fear the LORD and the king;
Do not associate with those who are given to change,
22For their (AI)calamity will rise suddenly,
And who knows the ruin that comes from both of them?
1Pilate then took Jesus and (A)scourged Him.2(B)And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and put a purple robe on Him; 3and they began to come up to Him and say, "(C)Hail, King of the Jews!" and to (D)give Him slaps in the face. 4Pilate (E)came out again and said to them, "Behold, I am bringing Him out to you so that you may know that (F)I find no guilt in Him." 5Jesus then came out, (G)wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, "Behold, the Man!" 6So when the chief priests and the (H)officers saw Him, they cried out saying, "Crucify, crucify!" Pilate said to them, "Take Him yourselves and crucify Him, for (I)I find no guilt in Him." 7The Jews answered him, "(J)We have a law, and by that law He ought to die because He (K)made Himself out to be the Son of God." 8Therefore when Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid; 9and he (L)entered into the [a]Praetorium again and said to Jesus, "Where are You from?" But (M)Jesus gave him no answer. 10So Pilate said to Him, "You do not speak to me? Do You not know that I have authority to release You, and I have authority to crucify You?" 11Jesus answered, "(N)You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this reason (O)he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin." 12As a result of this Pilate made efforts to release Him, but the Jews cried out saying, "(P)If you release this Man, you are no friend of Caesar; everyone who makes himself out to be a king opposes Caesar." 13Therefore when Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out, and (Q)sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The Pavement, but (R)in Hebrew, Gabbatha. 14Now it was (S)the day of preparation for the Passover; it was about the [b](T)sixth hour And he said to the Jews, "Behold, (U)your King!" 15So they cried out, "(V)Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar."
16So he then (W)handed Him over to them to be crucified.17(X)They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, (Y)bearing His own cross, to the place called (Z)the Place of a Skull, which is called (AA)in Hebrew, Golgotha. 18There they crucified Him, and with Him (AB)two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between. 19Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It was written, "(AC)JESUS THE NAZARENE, (AD)THE KING OF THE JEWS." 20Therefore many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written (AE)in Hebrew, Latin and in Greek. 21So the chief priests of the Jews were saying to Pilate, "Do not write, '(AF)The King of the Jews'; but that He said, 'I am (AG)King of the Jews.'" 22Pilate answered, "(AH)What I have written I have written." New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation