Monthly Archives: July 2016

Proverbs 31

Proverbs 31                                                                                   July 31, 2016   The sayings of King Lemuel—an inspired utterance his mother taught him. 2 Listen, my son! Listen, son of my womb! Listen, my son, the answer to my prayers! 3 Do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings. 4 It is … Continue reading

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Proverbs 30

Proverbs 30                                                                                   July 30, 2016   The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh—an inspired utterance. This man’s utterance to Ithiel: “I am weary, God, but I can prevail. 2 Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding. 3 I have not learned wisdom, nor have … Continue reading

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Proverbs 29

Proverbs 29                                                                                   July 29, 2016 Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy. 2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan. 3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth. 4 By … Continue reading

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Proverbs 28

Proverbs 28                                                                                  July 28, 2016   The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. 2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order. 3 A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving … Continue reading

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Proverbs 27

  Proverbs 27                                                                                   July 27, 2016   Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. 2 Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips. 3 Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but a fool’s provocation … Continue reading

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Proverbs 26

Proverbs 26                                                                                   July 26, 2016   Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool. 2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest. 3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod … Continue reading

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Proverbs 25

Proverbs 25                                                                                  July 25, 2016 These are more proverbs of Solomon, compiled by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah: 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. 3 As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, … Continue reading

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Proverbs 24

Proverbs 24                                                                                  July 24, 2016   Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company; 2 for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble. 3 By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; 4 through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful … Continue reading

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Proverbs 23

Proverbs 23                                                                                  July 23, 2016   When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. 3 Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive. 4 Do not wear yourself out to get … Continue reading

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Proverbs 22

  Proverbs 22                                                                                  July 22, 2016   A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the Maker of them all. 3 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple … Continue reading

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