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Bible blog 2316

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 25 The comments are interleaved with the text. 1 These also are proverbs of Solomon; the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied them out: 2  God gets glory from concealing things;     kings get glory from investigating things. COMPARING GOD AND KINGS WAS COMMON IN THE ANCIENT WORLD. HERE […]

Bible blog 2315

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 24 1 Don’t be envious of evil people,     and don’t desire to be with them. For their minds are occupied with violence,     and their lips speak of making trouble. YES 3  By wisdom a house is built,     by understanding it is made secure, and by knowledge its rooms are […]

INDEX 2314

Here is an index of Blogs 2001- 2313 ( An index for 1-1999 is found at Bible Blog 2000) 2001-2021: Translation and Comment on Romans 2022-2027: Comment on Birth stories in Matthew 2028-2029: Translation and comment on Philemon 2030-2095: Translation and comment on John 2097-2110: Commentary on Hebrews KJV 2111-2131: Comments on Isaiah 1-9 2132- […]

Bible blog 2313

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 23 The comments are interleaved with the text This is the second collection of wise sayings, and these are not attributed to Solomon 23  When you sit down to dine with a ruler,     think carefully about who is before you. If you have a big appetite,     put a knife […]

Bible blog 2312

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 22 22  Rather than wealth, choose a good reputation,     esteem over silver and gold. WE MIGHT SAY ESTEEM DOESN’T MATTER IF YOU DO RIGHT, BUT JUDAISM VALUES THE COMMUNITY OF VIRTUE 2  Rich and poor have this in common —     The Lord made them both. THE LORD MADE THEM […]

Bible blog 2311

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 21 The comments are interleaved with the text 1 The king’s heart in the Lord’s hand is like a stream of water —     he directs it wherever he pleases. NOT SURE IF THIS APPLIES TO TRUMP’S HEART OR BORIS’S 2  All a person’s ways are right in his own […]

Bible blog 2310

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY CHAPTER 20 Comments are interleaved with text 20  Wine is a mocker, strong drink a thug; anyone led astray by it is unwise. WELL, YES. 2  The dread of a king is like when a lion roars;     Making him angry is a sin against yourself. THAT’S WHY TELLING TRUTH TO […]

SUNDAY 14th MAY

Our daughter Eleanor died on 21st April of this year. She left me the soft toys she used as puppets in her stories for children. E: I saw you using my animals yesterday for your zoom worship… M: It’s true I felt close to you….I don’t like doing that stuff alone, it was more fun […]

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 2  To act without […]

Bible blog 2308

PROVERBS A CHAPTER A DAY PROVERBS 18 The comments are interleaved with the text 18  He who isolates himself indulges his desires     and shows contempt for sound advice of any kind. MANY RELIGIONS INCLUDING CHRISTIANITY HAVE PEOPLE WHO ISOLATED THEMSELVES TO CONTROL THEIR DESIRES. JUDAISM IS FUNDAMENTALLY COMMUNAL 2  A fool takes no pleasure in […]