Proverbs 30; 7-14… Two requests and a few thoughts.

7. Two things I ask of you;deny them not to me before I die:8. Remove far from me falsehood and lying;give me neither poverty nor riches;feed me with the food that is needful for me,9. lest I be full and deny youand say, “Who is the LORD?”or lest I be poor and stealand profane theContinue reading “Proverbs 30; 7-14… Two requests and a few thoughts.”

Proverbs 24: 23-34… Sayings of the Wise.

23. These also are sayings of the wise.Partiality in judging is not good.24. Whoever says to the wicked, “You are in the right,”will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations,25. but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight,and a good blessing will come upon them.26. Whoever gives an honest answerkisses the lips.27. Prepare yourContinue reading “Proverbs 24: 23-34… Sayings of the Wise.”

Proverbs 21: 20-31…Let your imagination run riot!

20. Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling,but a foolish man devours it.21. Whoever pursues righteousness and kindnesswill find life, righteousness, and honour.22. A wise man scales the city of the mightyand brings down the stronghold in which they trust.23. Whoever keeps his mouth and his tonguekeeps himself out of trouble.24 “Scoffer”Continue reading “Proverbs 21: 20-31…Let your imagination run riot!”

Proverbs 21: 5-19… An Overview

5. The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance,but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.6. The getting of treasures by a lying tongueis a fleeting vapour and a snare of death.7. The violence of the wicked will sweep them away,because they refuse to do what is just.8. The way of the guiltyContinue reading “Proverbs 21: 5-19… An Overview”

Luke 12: 57-13:9….Aspects of Judgement.

And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? As you go with your accuser before the magistrate, make an effort to settle with him on the way, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer put you in prison. I tellContinue reading “Luke 12: 57-13:9….Aspects of Judgement.”

Proverbs 20: 16-30. …Some take effort to untangle!

16. Take a man’s garment when he has put up security for a stranger,and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for foreigners.17. Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man,but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.18. Plans are established by counsel;by wise guidance wage war.19. Whoever goes about slanderingContinue reading “Proverbs 20: 16-30. …Some take effort to untangle!”

Proverbs 20: 1-15 Summarizing many things…

1. Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler,and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.2. The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion;whoever provokes him to anger forfeits his life.3. It is an honour for a man to keep aloof from strife,but every fool will be quarrelling.4. TheContinue reading “Proverbs 20: 1-15 Summarizing many things…”

Proverbs 19: 16-29 ..picturing words….

16. Whoever keeps the commandment keeps his life;he who despises his ways will die.17. Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD,and he will repay him for his deed.18. Discipline your son, for there is hope;do not set your heart on putting him to death.19. A man of great wrath will pay theContinue reading “Proverbs 19: 16-29 ..picturing words….”

Proverbs 18: 1-12…Fools again Highlighted..

1. Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire;he breaks out against all sound judgment.2. A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,but only in expressing his opinion.3. When wickedness comes, contempt comes also,and with dishonour comes disgrace.4. The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters;the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.5. It is notContinue reading “Proverbs 18: 1-12…Fools again Highlighted..”

Proverbs 17: 15-28….Who is a fool?

15. He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteousare both alike an abomination to the LORD.16. Why should a fool have money in his hand to buy wisdomwhen he has no sense?17. A friend loves at all times,and a brother is born for adversity.18. One who lacks sense gives a pledgeand putsContinue reading “Proverbs 17: 15-28….Who is a fool?”