Bible blog 2309

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY

PROVERBS CHAPTER 19

The comments are interleaved with the text

1

Better to be poor and live one’s life uprightly

    than engage in crooked speech, for such a one is a fool.

POVERTY IS A BAD FATE ACCORDING TO PROVERBS BUT BEING A FOOL IS WORSE

To act without without self-knowledge is not good;

    and if you rush ahead, you will miss your goal.

YES

A person’s own folly is what ruins his way,

    but he rages in his heart against the Lord.

SHAME WANTS TO BLAME

Wealth brings in many friends,

    but the poor man loses the one friend he has.

WEALTH BRINGS IN MANY CREEPS;

POVERTY HAS ONLY TRUE FRIENDS

A false witness will not go unpunished;

    whoever breathes out lies will not escape.

Many ask favors of a generous person —

    Everyone is a friend to the giver of gifts,

A poor man’s relatives all hate him;

    even more his friends stay away from him.

He may pursue them with entreaties,

    but they aren’t there to be found.

PROVERBS CANNOT IMAGINE LOYALTY AMONG THE POOR

To acquire good sense is to love oneself;

    treasure discernment and prosper!

YES

A false witness will not go unpunished;

    whoever breathes out lies will perish.

10 

It isn’t fitting for a fool to live in luxury,

    and even less for a slave to govern princes.

THOUGH SLAVES WERE OFTEN MORE INTELLIGENT

11 

People with good sense are slow to anger,

    and it is their glory to overlook an offense.

YES

12 

A king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion,

    but his favor is like dew on the grass.

BEAUTIFULLY EXPRESSED

13 

A stupid son is his father’s ruin,

    and a nagging wife is like a leak that keeps dripping.

14 

A house and wealth are inherited from ancestors,

    but a sensible wife is from the Lord

THE AUTHOR WROTE THIS AFTER HIS WIFE READ VERSE 13

15 

Laziness makes people fall asleep,

    and an idle person will go hungry.

16 

He who keeps a commandment keeps himself safe,

    but he who doesn’t care how he lives will die.

17 

He who is kind to the poor is lending to The Lord;

    and he will repay him for his good deed.

IN HEAVEN, JESUS SAYS

18 

Discipline your child while there is hope,

    but don’t get so angry that you kill him!

IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR A CHILD TREATED THIS WAY?

19 

A violent-tempered person will be punished;

    if you try to save him from it, you make things worse.

20 

Listen to advice, and accept discipline,

    so that in the end you will be wise.

YES

21 

One can devise many plans in one’s mind,

    but the Lord’s plan will prevail.

I WISH

22 

A man’s greed is his shame;

    a poor man is better than a cheat.

YES

23 

The fear of the Lord is life;

    one who is full of it rests untouched by evil.

YES

24 

The lazy person buries his hand in the dish

    but doesn’t even bother to bring it to his mouth.

25 

Smack someone for insolence

    and the simple will learn to act wisely;

reprove the intelligent,

    And you add to his wisdom.

I’M NOT SURE IF YOU SHOULD ACT ON THIS

26 

One who mistreats his father and evicts his mother

    is a son who brings them shame and disgrace.

THOUGH IT IS STILL DONE ON SCOTTISH FARMS

27 

My son, if you stop heeding discipline,

    you will stray from the principles of knowledge.

28 

A worthless witness mocks at justice,

    and the mouth of the wicked feeds on wrongdoing.

29 

Rods are ready for the scornful

    and blows for the backs of fools.

THE SIN OF SCORN IS NOT MUCH MENTIONED TODAY THOUGH AN AGEING MINISTER CAN STILL BE GUILTY OF IT.

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