Desire without knowledge is not good, and to be overhasty is to sin and miss the mark.
The foolishness of man subverts his way ; then his heart is resentful and frets against the Lord.
Wealth makes many friends, but the poor man is avoided by his neighbor.
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he who breathes out lies shall not escape.
Many will entreat the favor of a liberal man, and every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.
All the brothers of a poor man detest him--how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone.
He who gains Wisdom loves his own life; he who keeps understanding shall prosper and find good.
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he who breathes forth lies shall perish.
Luxury is not fitting for a fool--much less for a slave to rule over princes.
Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense.
The king's wrath is as terrifying as the roaring of a lion, but his favor is as dew upon the grass.
A self-confident and foolish son is the calamity of his father, and the contentions of a wife are like a continual dripping .
House and riches are the inheritance from fathers, but a wise, understanding, and prudent wife is from the Lord.
Slothfulness casts one into a deep sleep, and the idle person shall suffer hunger.
He who keeps the commandment keeps his own life, but he who despises His ways shall die.
He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and that which he has given He will repay to him.
Discipline your son while there is hope, but do not set yourself to his ruin.
A man of great wrath shall suffer the penalty; for if you deliver him , he will cause you to do it again.
Hear counsel, receive instruction, and accept correction, that you may be wise in the time to come.
Many plans are in a man's mind, but it is the Lord's purpose for him that will stand.
That which is desired in a man is loyalty and kindness , but a poor man is better than a liar.
The reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord leads to life, and he who has it rests satisfied; he cannot be visited with evil.
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will increase in knowledge.
He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.
Cease, my son, to hear instruction only to ignore it and stray from the words of knowledge.
A worthless witness scoffs at justice, and the mouth of the wicked swallows iniquity.
Judgments are prepared for scoffers, and stripes for the backs of fools.
Summary: The Book of Proverbs places the responsibility for guiding the home according to the wisdom of God not only on the husband but also on the wife. A good wife makes the home a haven where development & devotion occur.
Summary: The answers to the riddles & problems of life lies with God. Therefore wise counselors know the God of the Bible & know the Bible of God. The Bible’s profound insights should cause us to face & solve problems in the wisest way.
Summary: Walking with God means we must be willing to mix discipline with compassion in the right ratios and in the right situations. There is a time to be firm and buckle down and a time to open your heart.
Summary: #10 in Proverbs & Parables Series. Using the Parable of the Good Samaritan and Proverbs. Looks at attitudes: What’s yours is mine and I’m going to take it. What’s mine is mine and I’m going to keep it. What’s mine is yours and I’m going to share it.
Summary: We live in an age when people are easily provoked toward anger or fear. However, the Bible teaches us: "A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense." Here are ten guidelines to help us avoid over reacting to irritations.