Monthly Archives: May 2012

Proverbs 19:15-24 Sluggards and Discipline

Laziness brings on deep sleep,     and the shiftless go hungry. 16 Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life,     but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die. 17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,     and he will reward them … Continue reading

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Proverbs 19:10-14 Fools, Rules, and Wives

It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury—     how much worse for a slave to rule over princes! 11 A person’s wisdom yields patience;     it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. 12 A king’s rage is like … Continue reading

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Proverbs 19:1-9 Fools, Friends, and False Witnesses

Better the poor whose walk is blameless     than a fool whose lips are perverse. 2 Desire without knowledge is not good—     how much more will hasty feet miss the way! 3 A person’s own folly leads to their ruin,     yet their heart … Continue reading

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Proverbs 18:20-24 Rewards for Speech

From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled;     with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. 21 The tongue has the power of life and death,     and those who love it will eat its fruit. 22 He who … Continue reading

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Proverbs 18:13-19 Advice For Disputes

To answer before listening—     that is folly and shame. 14 The human spirit can endure in sickness,     but a crushed spirit who can bear? 15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge,     for the ears of the wise seek it out. 16 A … Continue reading

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Proverbs 18:9-12 Safety

One who is slack in his work     is brother to one who destroys. 10 The name of the Lord is a fortified tower;     the righteous run to it and are safe. 11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;     they … Continue reading

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Proverbs 18:1-8 Deep

An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends     and against all sound judgment starts quarrels. 2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding     but delight in airing their own opinions. 3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt,     and with shame comes reproach. 4 The words of … Continue reading

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