The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom:
a good understanding have all they that do His commandments:
His praise endureth for ever.
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Proverbs 11 to 20 = Counsel for All Men
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“False Economy” – a gift is never lost; only what is selfishly kept impoverishes.
*There exists the one that is scattering and yet is being increased;
also the one that is keeping back from what is right, but it results only in want.*
Proverbs : 11:24
“Fools” – you cannot convince a fool of his folly; only a wise man will accept rebuke
for his foolhardiness.
*The way of the foolish one is right in his own eyes, but the one listening to counsel is wise.*
Proverbs : 12:15
“Lying” – righteousness and lying are enemies; to a wicked man they are synonymous.
*A false word is what the righteous hates, but the wicked ones act shamefully and
cause disgrace for themselves.*
Proverbs : 13:5
“False Witness” – one lying tongue can cause one death or a massacre.
*A faithful witness is one that will not lie, but a false witness launches forth mere lies.*
Proverbs : 14:5
“A gentle answer turns away wrath” – two people ought not to get angry at the same time.
*An answer, when mild, turns away rage,
but a word causing pain makes anger to come up.*
Proverbs : 15:1
“Clean Sin” – a man deep in wickedness will invent “pretty names for sin”
*All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
but Jehovah is making an estimate of spirits.*
Proverbs : 16:2
“Ungratefulness” – a man who had received kindness and spurned the gift with
evilness will heap coals of fire upon his own bosom and family.
*As for anyone repaying bad for good, bad will not move away from his house.*
Proverbs : 17:13
“To Win Friends” – a friendly man will have friends; being a relative does not
ensure being a friend.
*There exist companions disposed to break one another to pieces,
but there exists a friend sticking closer than a brother.*
Proverbs : 18:24
“Slothfulness” – a lazy man will endanger his family and have no food for winter.
*Laziness causes a deep sleep to fall, and a slack soul goes hungry.*
Proverbs : 19:15
“Drink Up” – When you decide for strong drink, don;t be surprised when it
decides against you.
*Wine is a ridiculer, intoxicating liquor is boisterous,
and everyone going astray by it is not wise.*
Proverbs : 20:1
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