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Listen to this, all you people! Pay attention, all you who live in the world, both average people and those of means, the rich and the poor together. My mouth will speak wisely, and I will understand what I think about.read more.
I will focus my attention on a proverb; I will use the harp to expound my riddle.
The proverbs of David's son Solomon, king of Israel. These proverbs are for gaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; for acquiring the discipline that produces wise behavior, righteousness, justice, and upright living;read more.
for giving prudence to the naive, and knowledge and discretion to the young. Let the wise listen and increase their learning; let the person of understanding receive guidance in understanding proverbs, clever sayings, words of the wise, and their riddles.
God gave Solomon wisdom and great discernment. His insights were as numerous as sand on the seashore. Solomon was wiser than any of the eastern leaders and wiser than anyone in Egypt. He was wiser than anyone of his day wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, and wiser than Mahol's sons Calcol and Darda.read more.
His reputation was known throughout the surrounding nations. Solomon wrote 3,000 proverbs and 1,005 songs. He described trees everything from cedars that grow in Lebanon to hyssop that grows on a garden wall. He described animals, birds, reptiles, and fish. People came from everywhere to hear Solomon's advice. Every king on the earth heard of his wisdom.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grieves his mother.
Don't exhaust yourself acquiring wealth; be smart enough to stop.
Whoever trusts in himself is foolish, but whoever lives wisely will be kept safe.
The rod and rebuke bestow wisdom, but an undisciplined child brings shame to his mother.
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is obtained by following a righteous path.
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; a righteous person rushes to it and is lifted up above the danger.
The blessing of the LORD establishes wealth, and difficulty does not accompany it.
A good reputation is more desirable than great wealth, and favorable acceptance more than silver and gold. The rich and the poor have this in common the LORD created both of them.
Don't exhaust yourself acquiring wealth; be smart enough to stop. When you fix your gaze on it, it's gone, for it sprouts wings for itself and flies to the sky like an eagle.
Some speak rashly like the cutting of a sword, but what the wise say promotes healing. A truthful saying is trusted forever, but the liar only for a moment.
The power of the tongue is life and death those who love to talk will eat what it produces.
My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, "Come with us! Let's lie in wait for blood; let's ambush some innocent person for no reason at all. Let's swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole like those who go down into the Pit.read more.
We'll find all kinds of valuable wealth, and we'll fill our houses with spoil. Throw your lot in with us, and all of us will have one purse." My son, do not go along with them, and keep your feet away from their paths! For they run toward evil; these enticers shed blood without hesitation. Look, it is useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds, but these people lie in wait for their own blood. They ambush only themselves. Such is the way of all those who seek illicit gain it takes away the lives of those who possess it.
My son, don't forget my instruction, and keep my commandments carefully in mind. For they will add length to your days, years to your life, and abundant peace to you. Do not let gracious love and truth leave you. Bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart,read more.
and find favor and a good reputation with God and men. Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not depend on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own opinion. Fear the LORD and turn away from evil. This will bring healing to your body, and refreshment to your bones. Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first of all your produce, so your barns will be filled with abundance, and your vats will burst open with new wine.
My son, pay attention to my wisdom, and listen closely to my insight, so you may carefully practice discretion and your lips preserve knowledge. For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil.read more.
But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, and as sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps lead to Sheol. You aren't thinking about where her life is headed; her steps wander, but you do not realize it. Now, children, listen to me. Don't turn away from what I am saying. Keep far away from her, and don't go near the entrance to her house, so that you don't give your honor to others, and waste your best years; so that strangers don't enrich themselves at your expense, and your work won't end up the possession of foreigners. You will cry out in anguish when your end comes, when your flesh and body are consumed, and you will say, "How I hated instruction, and my heart rejected correction! I did not obey my teachers and did not listen to my instructors. Now I am at the point of utter disaster in the assembly and in the congregation." Drink water from your own cistern, and fresh water from your own well. Should your springs flow outside, or streams of water in the street? They should be for you alone and not for strangers who are with you. Let your fountain be blessed and enjoy the wife of your youth. Like a loving deer, a beautiful doe, let her breasts satisfy you all the time. Be constantly intoxicated by her love. Why should you be intoxicated by an adulteress, my son, and embrace the bosom of a foreign woman? Indeed, what a man does is always in the LORD's presence, and he weighs all his paths. The wicked person's iniquities will capture him, and he will be held with the cords of his sin. He will die for lack of discipline, and he goes astray because of his great folly.
My son, guard what I say and treasure my commands. Keep my commands and you'll live. Guard my teaching as you do your eyesight. Strap them to your fingers and engrave them on the tablet of your heart.read more.
Say to wisdom, "You're my sister!" and call understanding your close relative, so they can keep you from an adulterous woman, from the immoral woman with her seductive words.
The leech has two daughters: "Give" and "Give". Three things will never be satisfied; four will never say "Enough" - The afterlife, the barren womb, earth that still demands water, and fire they never say, "Enough".
Who can find a capable wife? Her value far exceeds the finest jewels. Her husband has full confidence in her; as a result, he lacks nothing of value. She will bring good to him never evil every day of her life.read more.
She seeks out wool and flax, working with eager hands. She is like a seagoing ship that brings her food from far away. She rises while it is still night, preparing meals for her family and providing for her women servants. She evaluates a field and purchases it; from the proceeds she plants a vineyard. She clothes herself with fortitude, and fortifies her arms with strength. She is confident that her profits are sufficient. Her lamp does not go out at night. She works with her own hands on her clothes her hands work the sewing spindle. She reaches out to the poor, opening her hands to those in need. She is unafraid of winter's effect on her household, because all of them are warmly clothed. She creates her own bedding, using fine linen and violet cloth. Her husband is well known; he sits among the leaders of the land. She designs and sells linen garments, supplying accessories to clothiers. Strength and dignity are her garments; she smiles about the future. She speaks wisely, teaching with gracious love. She looks discretely to the affairs of her household, and she is never lazy. Her children stand up and encourage her, as does her husband, who praises her: "Many women have done wonderful things," he says, "but you surpass all of them!" Charm is deceitful and beauty fades; but a woman who fears the LORD will be praised. Reward her for her work let her actions result in public praise.
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The proverbs of David's son Solomon, king of Israel. These proverbs are for gaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; for acquiring the discipline that produces wise behavior, righteousness, justice, and upright living; read more.
for giving prudence to the naive, and knowledge and discretion to the young.