Bible blog 2300

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY

CHAPTER 11

My comments are inserted between verses

The Lord hates anyone

    who uses false measures,

    but he likes everyone

    who uses honest weights.

YES, WHAT ABOUT THE PACKET OF BISCUITS THAT KEEPS ITS PRICE BUT REDUCES ITS CONTENTS?

Arrogance

can put you to shame.

    It’s wiser to be humble.

I’VE LIVED THIS ONE

If you do the right thing,

    honesty will be your guide.

But if you are crooked,

    you will be trapped

    by your own dishonesty.

SADLY NOT ALWAYS

When God comes in judgement

    money won’t help you.

    Obeying God is the only way

    to be saved from death.

If you are truly good,

    you will do right;

if you are wicked,

    you will be destroyed

    by your own sin.

THESE SAYINGS TALK ONLY ABOUT GOOD OR WICKED PEOPLE. WHAT ABOUT REST OF US?

Honesty can keep you safe,

    but if you can’t be trusted,

    you trap yourself.

When the wicked die,

    their hopes die with them

And the illusion

Of their wealth.

Trouble goes right past

the Lord’s people

    and strikes the wicked.

THESE SAYINGS ARE BY JEWS WHO KEPT BEING BEATEN UP BY GREAT POWERS AND EVEN TAKEN OFF AS SLAVES TO BABYLON!

Dishonest people use gossip

    to destroy their neighbors;

    good people are protected

    by their own good sense.

10 

When honest people prosper

and the wicked disappear,

    the whole city celebrates.

THAT WOULD BE A GREAT CELEBRATION

11 

When God blesses honest people,

    their city prospers,

    but deceitful liars

    can destroy it.

12 

It’s stupid to say bad things

    about your neighbors.

    If you are sensible,

    you will keep quiet.

13 

A gossip tells everything,

    but a true friend

    will keep a secret.

14 

A city without leasership

    will end up in ruin;

    a city with many wise leaders

    will be kept safe.

15 

It’s a dangerous thing

    to guarantee payment

for someone’s debts.

    Don’t do it!

IT IS DANGEROUS, BUT YOU MIGHT DO IT FOR A LOVED ONE OR A FRIEND IN NEED

16 

A gracious woman

    will be respected.

    

17 

Kindness is rewarded—

    but if you are cruel,

    you hurt yourself.

THIS IS TRUE BUT NOT OBVIOUS

18 

Meanness gets you nowhere,

    but goodness is rewarded.

GOODNESS DOESN’T NEED A REWARD

19 

Always do the right thing,

    and you will live;

    keep on doing wrong,

    and you will die.

YOU DIE EITHER WAY

20 

The Lord hates sneaky people,

    but he likes everyone

    who lives right.

21 

You can be sure of this:

    All crooks will be punished,

    but God’s people won’t.

THIS GUY NEVER LIVED IN DUNDEE

22 

A beautiful woman

    who acts foolishly

    is like a gold ring

    on the snout of a pig.

23 

Good people want what is best,

    but troublemakers

   want to stir up trouble.

24 

Sometimes you can become rich

by being generous

    or poor by being greedy.

25 

Generosity will be rewarded:

    Give a cup of water,

    and you will receive

    a cup of water in return.

26 

Charge too much for grain,

    and you will be cursed;

    sell it at a fair price,

    and you will be praised.

WHAT’S THE MARK-UP ON A TESCO LOAF?

27 

Try hard to do right,

    and you will win friends;

    go looking for trouble,

    and you will find it.

28 

Trust in your wealth,

    and you will be a failure,

    but God’s people will prosper

    like healthy plants.

29 

Fools who cause trouble

in the family

    won’t inherit a thing.

    They will end up as slaves

    of someone with good sense.

30 

Live right, and you will eat

    from the life-giving tree.

    And if you act wisely,

    others will follow.

AND EVEN IF YOU DON’T LIVE COMPLETELY RIGHT YOU STILL GET A NIBBLE

31 

If good people get their reward

    here on this earth,

    all who are cruel and mean

    will surely get theirs.

I WISH!

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