Friday, March 10, 2023

Book of Proverbs Chapter 8 - 10 Excerpts and keywords

 Chapter 10 

3. The Lord will not let the righteous go hungry, but he denies the wicked what they crave.

4. Negligent hands cause poverty, but diligent hands enrich.

5. He who lays in stores during the summer is a capable side, but he who sleeps during the harvest is an incompetent.

Chapter 9

10. Except my discipline rather than silver, knowledge rather than choice gold.

11. For wisdom is better than rubies; no goods can equal her.

12 "I, wisdom, live in prudence; I attain knowledge and foresight.

13 To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride, arrogance, the evil way, and duplicity in speech.

14 Mine are counsel and resourcefulness; I am understanding; courage is mine.

15 Through me king's reign and ruler's decree just laws;

16 Through me princes rule, great men and all the righteous judges.

Chapter 8 

4: "Oh men, I call to you; My cry is to all mankind.

5. O simple ones, learn shrewdness;

old dullards, and structure minds.

6. listen, for I speak noble things;

the brightness comes from my lips;

7. my mouth others truth;

wickedness is a abhorrent to my lips.

8. All my words are just,

None of them pervert or crooked;

9. all are straightforward to the intelligent man,  and write to those who have gained knowledge.

Key Words:

Discernment        Fools                    Haughtiness          Prudence

Instruction            Loathe                Pride

Wisdom                Knowledge          Cunning

Shrewdness          Reign                    Decree

Dupes                   Perverse                Yield

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

The Book of Proverbs Chapter 2- 7 Excerpts


Chapter 2

1. My son if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

2. So that thou incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

3. Yea if thou criest after knowledge, and lifted up thy voice for understanding;

4. If thou seek is her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures;

5. Then should thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.

Chapter 3

1. My son forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

2. For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

3. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

4. So shall thou find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine understanding.

6. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

7. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

Chapter 4


5. Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

6. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

7. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

8. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her.

Chapter 5

1. My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:

2. That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

3. For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

4. But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.

5. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. 

6. Less thou should ponder the path of life, her ways are movable, thou cannot know them.

7. Hear me now therefore, O ye children and depart not from the words of my mouth.

Chapter 6


6. Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways and be wise;

7. Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

8. Provided her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

9. How long will thou sleep, O sluggard? When will thou arise out of thy sleep?

10. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

11. So shall thy poverty come as one that travailleth, and thy want as an armed man.

Chapter 7 

1. My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

2. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

3. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.

4. Say unto wisdom, thou art my sister and call understanding thy kinswoman:

5. That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger with flattereth with her words.

6. For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,

7. And I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man devoid of understanding,
8. Passing through the street near her corner; he went the way to her house,

9. In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:

10. And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of a harlot and subtil of heart.

The Book of Proverbs of Solomon the Son of David King of IsraEL; Excerpt from Chapter One

 The Book of Proverbs 

Chapter 1

1. The Boof of proverbs of Solomon the Son of David, King of IsraEL; 

2. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgement, and equity; 

4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

5. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding  shall attain unto wise counsel:

6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

7. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

* These verses introduce knowledge and wisdom of kings, rulers, men of great authority and responsibility! These verses should be studied.