Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:
– Proverbs 24:15
Verses 14-15 form the next saying, which speaks to the futility of plotting against the righteous. The dwelling of the righteous and his resting place are figures of the full life of the righteous. The plotting of the wicked is not just an effort to steal money or goods, but an attack on the whole way of life of the righteous. Lying in wait and spoiling reminds of the warnings earlier in the fatherly addresses (Proverbs 1:11; 7:12). This warning, though, is aimed at the wicked.