Proverbs 24

Proverbs 24:3-4
24:3 By wisdom a house [a family] is built, and through understanding [a foundation of biblical principles] it is established [cf. Matt. 7:24-25];

24:4 through knowledge [a personal knowledge of God and one another] its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures [symbolic language, refers to home filled with happy relationships].

Proverbs 24:11-12
24:11 [imperative command] Rescue [literally “to snatch away”] those [anyone unjustly condemned to die] being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter [term comes from a word implying “ruthless violence”].

24:12 If you say [note that ignorance is no excuse…], “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it [God knows everything about those who try to plead ignorance for evading responsibility]? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done [cf. 2 Cor. 5:10]?

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