22:5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward. He that doth
keep his soul shall be far from them.
22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he
will not depart from it.
22:10 Cast out the scorner and
contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.
22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of
correction shall drive it far from him.
22:29 See you a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before
kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
22:30 A seed shall serve him; it
shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
23:1 When thou sit to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is
23:2 And put a knife to thy throat, if you be a man given to appetite.
23:3 Be not desirous of his dainties.(savory,
food); for they are deceitful.(offered
not from genuine hospitality,
or perhaps because they do not yield the satisfaction you expected from
them, or perhaps such sugary delectable load a person with the seeds of
23:4 Labour not to be rich; cease from thine own wisdom.
23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.(the
Hebrew here is."For
what his heart is open to, that he becomes".and
can also mean."as
he is all along in his heart, so will he be in action.").
Eat and drink, says he to thee; but his heart is not with you.("Hey,
come and have a drink with us", but he doesn't really care about you at
23:20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh.
23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty. And drowsiness
shall clothe a man with rags.
23:27 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow
23:29-35 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath
babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They
that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not
thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup,
when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and
stingeth like an adder. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine
heart shall utter perverse things. Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth
down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten
me, and I felt it not. When shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.
24:6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war; and in multitude
of counsellors there is safety.
24:17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth and let not thine heart
be glad when he stumbleth.
24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me; I will render
to the man according to his work.
25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; but the honour of kings
is to search out a matter.
25:9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not
a secret to another.
25:11 A word
fitly spoken is like a gold apple tree in a picture of silver.
25:15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh
25:17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary
of thee and so hate thee..(if
you're visiting someone, leave before the evening begins to 'wear thin';
leave early to be sure they are sad, not happy that you left)
25:19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a
broken tooth and a foot out of joint.
25:21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be
thirsty, give him water to drink.
25:23 The north wind driveth away rain; so doth an angry countenance
a backbiting tongue.
25:24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with
a brawling woman and in a wide house.
25:28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that
is broken down, and without walls.
26:2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the
curse causeless shall not come..(from.Adam
Gary Gallant "As the sparrow flies about the house and the swallow emigrates
to strange countries; so an undeserved malediction
may flutter about the neighbourhood for a season. But in a short time it
will disappear as the bird of passage and never take effect on the innocent
person against whom it was pronounced."
Fausett, Brown Commentary."He
that is cursed without cause, the curse shall do him no more harm than
the bird that flies over his head.")
26:10 The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool,
and rewardeth transgressors.
26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope
of a fool than of him.
26:17,18 He that passeth by and meddleth with strife belonging not
to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears. As a mad man who casteth
firebrands, arrows, and death,
26:19-23 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am
not I in sport? Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out; so where there
is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and
wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a
talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of
the belly. Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered
with silver dross.
26:24-27 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit
within him; When he speaketh fair, believe him not; for there are seven
abominations in his heart. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness
shall be shewed before the whole congregation. Whoso diggeth a pit shall
fall therein. And he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
26:28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted.(or
affected – that is; if someone is lying to you, he really doesn't care
about you).by it, and a flattering
mouth worketh ruin.
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