Monthly Archives: May 2012

Proverbs 17:1-6 Crucibles

Better a dry crust with peace and quiet     than a house full of feasting, with strife. 2 A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son     and will share the inheritance as one of the family. 3 The crucible for silver and … Continue reading

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Proverbs 16:25-33 Brain Over Brawn

There is a way that appears to be right,(AM)     but in the end it leads to death.(AN) 26 The appetite of laborers works for them;     their hunger drives them on. 27 A scoundrel(AO) plots evil,     and on their lips it is like … Continue reading

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Proverbs 16:19-24 Words

Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed     than to share plunder with the proud. 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,[a](AE)     and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.(AF) 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, … Continue reading

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Proverbs 16:8-18 Kings and Presidents

(M)Better is a little with righteousness     than great revenues with injustice. 9 (N)The heart of man plans his way,     but (O)the Lord establishes his steps. 10 (P)An oracle is on the lips of a king;     his mouth does not sin in judgement. … Continue reading

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Proverbs 16:1-7 The Road Trip

To humans belong the plans of the heart,     but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.(A) 2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them,(B)     but motives are weighed(C) by the Lord.(D) 3 Commit to the Lord whatever you … Continue reading

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Proverbs 15:21-33 Gushing

Folly brings joy to one who has no sense,     but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course. 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel,     but with many advisersthey succeed. 23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply —     and how … Continue reading

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Proverbs 15:11-20 Mocker

Death and Destruction[a] lie open before the Lord —     how much more do human hearts! 12 Mockers resent correction,     so they avoid the wise. 13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful,     but heartache crushes the spirit. 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, … Continue reading

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Proverbs 15:1-10 Conversational Conflict

A gentle answer turns away wrath,     but a harsh word stirs up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge,     but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. 3 The eyes of the Lord are everywhere,     keeping watch on the wicked … Continue reading

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Proverbs 14:18-35 True Riches

The simple inherit folly,     but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. 19 Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good,     and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. 20 The poor are shunned even by … Continue reading

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Proverbs 14:8-15 The End of the Road

The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,(G)     but the folly of fools is deception.(H) 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin,     but goodwill is found among the upright. 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness,     and … Continue reading

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