God’s Wisdom in Proverbs: Wealth and Poverty

Proverbs 10:2-5 2 Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death. 3 The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. 4 Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. 5 He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is […]

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God’s Wisdom in Proverbs: Friends and Neighbours

Proverbs 3:27-28 27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. 28 Do not say to your neighbour, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”— when you already have it with you.   Proverbs 17:9 9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but […]

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Proverbs 8:12-16 12 “I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. 13 To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behaviour and perverse speech. 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power. 15 By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just; 16 by me princes govern, and […]

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God’s wisdom in Proverbs: Listening to advice

Proverbs 3:11-12 11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, 12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. Proverbs 9:7-8 7 Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse. 8 Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will […]

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God’s Wisdom in Proverbs: Gossip and Slander

Proverbs 6:16-19 16  There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him:17   haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18  a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, 19  a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in […]

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Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother. Proverbs 17:6 6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 19:26-27 26 Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother is a child who brings […]

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