Mishlei

+ 242 These are the wise words of Solomon son of David, king of Israel. Mishlei 1:1


+ 197 They teach wisdom and self-control; they will help you understand wise words. Mishlei 1:2


+ 179 They will teach you how to be wise and self-controlled and will teach you to do what is honest and fair and right. Mishlei 1:3


+ 170 They make the uneducated wise and give knowledge and sense to the young. Mishlei 1:4


+ 188 Wise people can also listen and learn; even they can find good advice in these words. Mishlei 1:5


+ 162 Then anyone can understand wise words and stories, the words of the wise and their riddles. Mishlei 1:6


+ 190 Knowledge begins with respect for the Lord, but fools hate wisdom and discipline. Mishlei 1:7


+ 209 My child, listen to your fatherís teaching and do not forget your motherís advice. Mishlei 1:8


+ 187 Their teaching will be like flowers in your hair or a necklace around your neck. Mishlei 1:9


+ 150 My child, if sinners try to lead you into sin, do not follow them. Mishlei 1:10


+ 190 They will say, Come with us. Letís ambush and kill someone; letís attack some innocent people just for fun. Mishlei 1:11


+ 202 Letís swallow them alive, as death does; letís swallow them whole, as the grave does. Mishlei 1:12


+ 181 We will take all kinds of valuable things and fill our houses with stolen goods. Mishlei 1:13


+ 209 Come join us, and we will share with you stolen goods. Mishlei 1:14


+ 183 My child, do not go along with them; do not do what they do. Mishlei 1:15


+ 136 They are eager to do evil and are quick to kill. Mishlei 1:16


+ 158 It is useless to spread out a net right where the birds can see it. Mishlei 1:17


+ 173 But sinners will fall into their own traps; they will only catch themselves! Mishlei 1:18


+ 161 All greedy people end up this way; greed kills selfish people. Mishlei 1:19


+ 169 Wisdom is like a woman shouting in the street; she raises her voice in the city squares. Mishlei 1:20


+ 166 She cries out in the noisy street and shouts at the city gates: Mishlei 1:21


+ 169 You fools, how long will you be foolish? How long will you make fun of wisdom and hate knowledge? Mishlei 1:22


+ 191 If only you had listened when I corrected you, I would have told you whatís in my heart; I would have told you what I am thinking. Mishlei 1:23


+ 170 I called, but you refused to listen; I held out my hand, but you paid no attention. Mishlei 1:24


+ 144 You did not follow my advice and did not listen when I corrected you. Mishlei 1:25


+ 202 So I will laugh when you are in trouble. I will make fun when disaster strikes you, Mishlei 1:26


+ 231 When disaster comes over you like a storm, when trouble strikes you like a whirlwind, when pain and trouble overwhelm you. Mishlei 1:27


+ 192 Then you will call to me, but I will not answer. You will look for me, but you will not find me. Mishlei 1:28


+ 175 It is because you rejected knowledge and did not choose to respect the Lord. Mishlei 1:29


+ 156 You did not accept my advice, and you rejected my correction. Mishlei 1:30


+ 156 So you will get what you deserve; you will get what you planned for others. Mishlei 1:31


+ 179 Fools will die because they refuse to listen; they will be destroyed because they do not care. Mishlei 1:32


+ 166 But those who listen to me will live in safety and be at peace, without fear of injury.Ē Mishlei 1:33


+ 179 My child, listen to what I say and remember what I command you. Mishlei 2:1


+ 192 Listen carefully to wisdom; set your mind on understanding. Mishlei 2:2


+ 153 Cry out for wisdom, and beg for understanding. Mishlei 2:3


+ 162 Search for it like silver, and hunt for it like hidden treasure. Mishlei 2:4


+ 184 Then you will understand respect for the Lord, and you will find that you know God. Mishlei 2:5


+ 189 Only the Lord gives wisdom; he gives knowledge and understanding. Mishlei 2:6


+ 175 He stores up wisdom for those who are honest. Like a shield he protects the innocent. Mishlei 2:7


+ 169 He makes sure that justice is done, and he protects those who are loyal to him. Mishlei 2:8


+ 181 Then you will understand what is honest and fair and what is the good and right thing to do. Mishlei 2:9


+ 192 Wisdom will come into your mind, and knowledge will be pleasing to you. Mishlei 2:10


+ 160 Good sense will protect you; understanding will guard you. Mishlei 2:11


+ 171 It will keep you from the wicked, from those whose words are bad, Mishlei 2:12


+ 177 Who donít do what is right but what is evil. Mishlei 2:13


+ 180 They enjoy doing wrong and are happy to do what is crooked and evil. Mishlei 2:14


+ 202 What they do is wrong, and their ways are dishonest. Mishlei 2:15


+ 199 It will save you from the unfaithful wife who tries to lead you into adultery with pleasing words. Mishlei 2:16


+ 212 She leaves the husband she married when she was young. She ignores the promise she made before God. Mishlei 2:17


+ 163 Her house is on the way to death; those who took that path are now all dead. Mishlei 2:27


+ 171 No one who goes to her comes back or walks the path of life again. Mishlei 2:28


+ 167 But wisdom will help you be good and do what is right. Mishlei 2:20


+ 161 Those who are honest will live in the land, and those who are innocent will remain in it. Mishlei 2:21


+ 145 But the wicked will be removed from the land, and the unfaithful will be thrown out of it. Mishlei 2:22


+ 155 My child, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in mind. Mishlei 3:1


+ 201 Then you will live a long time, and your life will be successful. Mishlei 3:2


+ 188 Donít ever forget kindness and truth. Wear them like a necklace. Write them on your heart as if on a tablet. Mishlei 3:3


+ 178 Then you will be respected and will please both God and people. Mishlei 3:4


+ 173 Trust the Lord with all your heart, and donít depend on your own understanding. Mishlei 3:5


+ 149 Remember the Lord in all you do, and he will give you success. Mishlei 3:6


+ 193 Donít depend on your own wisdom. Respect the Lord and refuse to do wrong. Mishlei 3:7


+ 198 Honor the Lord with your wealth and the firstfruits from all your crops. Mishlei 3:9


+ 186 Then your body will be healthy, and your bones will be strong. Mishlei 3:8


+ 187 Then your barns will be full, and your wine barrels will overflow with new wine. Mishlei 3:10


+ 166 My child, do not reject the Lordís discipline, and donít get angry when he corrects you. Mishlei 3:11


+ 207 The Lord corrects those he loves, just as parents correct the child they delight in. Mishlei 3:12


+ 179 Happy is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gets understanding. Mishlei 3:13


+ 178 Wisdom is worth more than silver; it brings more profit than gold. Mishlei 3:14


+ 199 Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you could want is equal to it. Mishlei 3:15


+ 197 With her right hand wisdom offers you a long life, and with her left hand she gives you riches and honor. Mishlei 3:16


+ 184 Wisdom will make your life pleasant and will bring you peace. Mishlei 3:17


+ 184 As a tree produces fruit, wisdom gives life to those who use it, and everyone who uses it will be happy. Mishlei 3:18


+ 169 The Lord made the earth, using his wisdom. He set the sky in place, using his understanding. Mishlei 3:19


+ 180 With his knowledge, he made springs flow into rivers and the clouds drop rain on the earth. Mishlei 3:20


+ 186 My child, hold on to wisdom and good sense. Donít let them out of your sight. Mishlei 3:21


+ 181 They will give you life and beauty like a necklace around your neck. Mishlei 3:22


+ 175 Then you will go your way in safety, and you will not get hurt. Mishlei 3:23


+ 160 When you lie down, you wonít be afraid; when you lie down, you will sleep in peace. Mishlei 3:24


+ 189 You wonít be afraid of sudden trouble; you wonít fear the ruin that comes to the wicked, Mishlei 3:25


+ 195 Because the Lord will keep you safe. He will keep you from being trapped. Mishlei 3:26


+ 188 Whenever you are able, do good to people who need help. Mishlei 3:27


+ 196 If you have what your neighbor asks for, donít say, ďCome back later. I will give it to you tomorrow.Ē Mishlei 3:28


+ 183 Donít make plans to hurt your neighbor who lives nearby and trusts you. Mishlei 3:29


+ 221 Donít accuse a person for no good reason; donít accuse someone who has not harmed you. Mishlei 3:30


+ 144 Donít be jealous of those who use violence, and donít choose to be like them. Mishlei 3:31


+ 165 The Lord hates those who do wrong, but he is a friend to those who are honest. Mishlei 3:32


+ 184 The Lord will curse the evil personís house, but he will bless the home of those who do right. Mishlei 3:33


+ 173 The Lord laughs at those who laugh at him, but he gives grace to those who are not proud. Mishlei 3:34


+ 173 Wise people will receive honor, but fools will be disgraced. Mishlei 3:35


+ 172 My children, listen to your fatherís teaching; pay attention so you will understand. Mishlei 4:1


+ 167 What I am telling you is good, so do not forget what I teach you. Mishlei 4:2


+ 159 When I was a young boy in my fatherís house and like an only child to my mother, Mishlei 4:3


+ 175 My father taught me and said, ďHold on to my words with all your heart. Keep my commands and you will live. Mishlei 4:4


+ 178 Get wisdom and understanding. Donít forget or ignore my words. Mishlei 4:5


+ 257 Hold on to wisdom, and it will take care of you. Love it, and it will keep you safe. Mishlei 4:6


+ 169 Wisdom is the most important thing; so get wisdom. If it costs everything you have, get understanding. Mishlei 4:7


+ 213 Treasure wisdom, and it will make you great; hold on to it, and it will bring you honor. Mishlei 4:8


+ 150 It will be like flowers in your hair and like a beautiful crown on your head. Mishlei 4:9


+ 171 My child, listen and accept what I say. Then you will have a long life. Mishlei 4:10


+ 196 I am guiding you in the way of wisdom, and I am leading you on the right path. Mishlei 4:11


+ 369 Nothing will hold you back; you will not be overwhelmed. Mishlei 4:12


+ 202 Always remember what you have been taught, and donít let go of it. Keep all that you have learned; it is the most important thing in life. Mishlei 4:13


+ 215 Donít follow the ways of the wicked; donít do what evil people do. Mishlei 4:14


+ 155 Avoid their ways, and donít follow them. Stay away from them and keep on going, Mishlei 4:15


+ 187 Because they cannot sleep until they do evil. They cannot rest until they harm someone. Mishlei 4:16


+ 186 They feast on wickedness and cruelty as if they were eating bread and drinking wine. Mishlei 4:17


+ 192 The way of the good person is like the light of dawn, growing brighter and brighter until full daylight. Mishlei 4:18


+ 172 But the wicked walk around in the dark; they canít even see what makes them stumble. Mishlei 4:19


+ 169 My child, pay attention to my words; listen closely to what I say. Mishlei 4:20


+ 180 Donít ever forget my words; keep them always in mind. Mishlei 4:21


+ 164 They are the key to life for those who find them; they bring health to the whole body. Mishlei 4:22


+ 171 Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life. Mishlei 4:23


+ 189 Donít use your mouth to tell lies; donít ever say things that are not true. Mishlei 4:24


+ 194 Keep your eyes focused on what is right, and look straight ahead to what is good. Mishlei 4:25


+ 175 Be careful what you do, and always do what is right. Mishlei 4:26


+ 183 Donít turn off the road of goodness; keep away from evil paths. Mishlei 4:27


+ 158 My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen to my words of understanding. Mishlei 5:1


+ 155 Be careful to use good sense, and watch what you say. Mishlei 5:2


+ 176 The words of another manís wife may seem sweet as honey; they may be as smooth as olive oil. Mishlei 5:3


+ 163 But in the end she will bring you sorrow, causing you pain like a two-edged sword. Mishlei 5:4


+ 173 She is on the way to death; her steps are headed straight to the grave. Mishlei 5:5


+ 141 She gives little thought to life. She doesnít even know that her ways are wrong. Mishlei 5:6


+ 186 Now, my sons, listen to me, and donít ignore what I say. Mishlei 5:7


+ 159 Stay away from such a woman. Donít even go near the door of her house, Mishlei 5:8


+ 180 Or you will give your riches to others, and the best years of your life will be given to someone cruel. Mishlei 5:9


+ 175 Strangers will enjoy your wealth, and what you worked so hard for will go to someone else. Mishlei 5:10


+ 166 You will groan at the end of your life when your health is gone. Mishlei 5:11


+ 179 Then you will say, ďI hated being told what to do! I would not listen to correction! Mishlei 5:12


+ 181 I would not listen to my teachers or pay attention to my instructors. Mishlei 5:13


+ 181 I came close to being completely ruined in front of a whole group of people.Ē Mishlei 5:14


+ 169 Be faithful to your own wife, just as you drink water from your own well. Mishlei 5:15


+ 213 Do not pour your water in the streets; do not give your love to just any woman. Mishlei 5:16


+ 177 These things are yours alone and shouldnít be shared with strangers. Mishlei 5:17


+ 188 Be happy with the wife you married when you were young. She gives you joy, as your fountain gives you water. Mishlei 5:18


+ 208 She is as lovely and graceful as a deer. Let her love always make you happy; let her love always hold you captive. Mishlei 5:19


+ 171 My son, donít be held captive by a woman who takes part in adultery. Donít fondle a woman who is not your wife. Mishlei 5:20


+ 176 The Lord sees everything you do, and he watches where you go. Mishlei 5:21


+ 179 An evil man will be caught in his wicked ways; the ropes of his sins will tie him up. Mishlei 5:22


+ 130 He will die because he does not control himself, and he will be held captive by his foolishness. Mishlei 5:23


+ 175 My child, be careful about giving a guarantee for somebody elseís loan, about promising to pay what someone else owes. Mishlei 6:1


+ 167 You might get trapped by what you say; you might be caught by your own words. Mishlei 6:2


+ 180 My child, if you have done this and are under your neighborís control, here is how to get free. Donít be proud. Go to your neighbor and beg to be free from your promise. Mishlei 6:3


+ 167 Donít go to sleep or even rest your eyes, Mishlei 6:4


+ 154 But free yourself like a deer running from a hunter, like a bird flying away from a trapper. Mishlei 6:5


+ 163 Go watch the ants, you lazy person. Watch what they do and be wise. Mishlei 6:6


+ 155 Ants have no commander, no leader or ruler, Mishlei 6:7


+ 187 But they store up food in the summer and gather their supplies at harvest. Mishlei 6:8


+ 209 How long will you lie there, you lazy person? When will you get up from sleeping? Mishlei 6:9


+ 184 You sleep a little; you take a nap. You fold your hands and lie down to rest. Mishlei 6:10


+ 158 So you will be as poor as if you had been robbed; you will have as little as if you had been held up. Mishlei 6:11


+ 185 Some people are wicked and no good. They go around telling lies, Mishlei 6:12


+ 152 Winking with their eyes, tapping with their feet, and making signs with their fingers. Mishlei 6:13


+ 191 They make evil plans in their hearts and are always starting arguments. Mishlei 6:14


+ 202 So trouble will strike them in an instant; suddenly they will be so hurt no one can help them. Mishlei 6:15


+ 169 There are six things the Lord hates. There are seven things he cannot stand: Mishlei 6:16


+ 202 A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that kill innocent people, Mishlei 6:17


+ 173 A mind that thinks up evil plans, feet that are quick to do evil, Mishlei 6:18


+ 149 A witness who lies, and someone who starts arguments among families. Mishlei 6:19


+ 175 My son, keep your fatherís commands, and donít forget your motherís teaching. Mishlei 6:20


+ 182 Keep their words in mind forever as though you had them tied around your neck. Mishlei 6:21


+ 167 They will guide you when you walk. They will guard you when you sleep. They will speak to you when you are awake. Mishlei 6:22


+ 171 These commands are like a lamp; this teaching is like a light. And the correction that comes from them will help you have life. Mishlei 6:23


+ 176 They will keep you from sinful women and from the pleasing words of another manís unfaithful wife. Mishlei 6:24


+ 172 Donít desire her because she is beautiful. Donít let her capture you by the way she looks at you. Mishlei 6:25


+ 183 A prostitute will treat you like a loaf of bread, and a woman who takes part in adultery may cost you your life. Mishlei 6:26


+ 178 You cannot carry hot coals against your chest without burning your clothes, Mishlei 6:27


+ 245 And you cannot walk on hot coals without burning your feet. Mishlei 6:28


+ 166 The same is true if you have sexual relations with another manís wife. Anyone who does so will be punished. Mishlei 6:29


+ 187 People donít hate a thief when he steals because he is hungry. Mishlei 6:30


+ 167 But if he is caught, he must pay back seven times what he stole, and it may cost him everything he owns. Mishlei 6:31


+ 159 A man who takes part in adultery has no sense; he will destroy himself. Mishlei 6:32


+ 181 He will be beaten up and disgraced, and his shame will never go away. Mishlei 6:33


+ 169 Jealousy makes a husband very angry, and he will have no pity when he gets revenge. Mishlei 6:34


+ 170 He will accept no payment for the wrong; he will take no amount of money. Mishlei 6:35


+ 165 My son, remember what I say, and treasure my commands. Mishlei 7:1


+ 155 Obey my commands, and you will live. Guard my teachings as you would your own eyes. Mishlei 7:2


+ 171 Remind yourself of them; write them on your heart as if on a tablet. Mishlei 7:3


+ 219 Treat wisdom as a sister, and make understanding your closest friend. Mishlei 7:4


+ 203 Wisdom and understanding will keep you away from adultery, away from the unfaithful wife and her pleasing words. Mishlei 7:5


+ 181 Once while I was at the window of my house I looked out through the shutters. Mishlei 7:6


+ 215 And saw some foolish, young men. I noticed one of them had no wisdom. Mishlei 7:7


+ 172 He was walking down the street near the corner on the road leading to her house. Mishlei 7:8


+ 168 It was the twilight of the evening; the darkness of the night was just beginning. Mishlei 7:9


+ 186 Then the woman approached him, dressed like a prostitute and planning to trick him. Mishlei 7:10


+ 142 She was loud and stubborn and never stayed at home. Mishlei 7:11


+ 169 She was always out in the streets or in the city squares, waiting around on the corners of the streets. Mishlei 7:12


+ 180 She grabbed him and kissed him. Without shame she said to him, Mishlei 7:13


+ 178 I made my fellowship offering and took some of the meat home. Today I have kept my special promises. Mishlei 7:14


+ 160 So I have come out to meet you; I have been looking for you and have found you. Mishlei 7:15


+ 147 I have covered my bed with colored sheets from Egypt. Mishlei 7:16


+ 165 I have made my bed smell sweet with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Mishlei 7:17


+ 278 Come, letís make love until morning. Letís enjoy each otherís love. Mishlei 7:18


+ 178 My husband is not home; he has gone on a long trip. Mishlei 7:19


+ 188 He took a lot of money with him and wonít be home for weeks. Mishlei 7:20


+ 211 By her clever words she made him give in; by her pleasing words she led him into doing wrong. Mishlei 7:21


+ 148 All at once he followed her, like an ox led to the butcher, like a deer caught in a trap Mishlei 7:22


+ 192 And shot through the liver with an arrow. Like a bird caught in a trap, he didnít know what he did would kill him. Mishlei 7:23


+ 167 Now, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say. Mishlei 7:24


+ 166 Do not let yourself be tricked by such a woman; do not go where she leads you. Mishlei 7:25


+ 161 She has ruined many good men, and many have died because of her. Mishlei 7:26


+ 207 Her house is on the road to death, the road that leads down to the grave. Mishlei 7:27


+ 213 Wisdom calls to you like someone shouting; understanding raises her voice. Mishlei 8:1


+ 166 On the hilltops along the road and at the crossroads, she stands calling. Mishlei 8:2


+ 161 Beside the city gates, at the entrances into the city, she calls out: Mishlei 8:3


+ 150 Listen, everyone, I am calling out to you; I am shouting to all people. Mishlei 8:4


+ 192 You who are uneducated, seek wisdom. You who are foolish, get understanding. Mishlei 8:5


+ 160 Listen, because I have important things to say, and what I tell you is right. Mishlei 8:6


+ 163 What I say is true, I refuse to speak evil. Mishlei 8:7


+ 159 Everything I say is honest; nothing I say is crooked or false. Mishlei 8:8


+ 181 People with good sense know what I say is true; and those with knowledge know my words are right. Mishlei 8:9


+ 165 Choose my teachings instead of silver, and knowledge rather than the finest gold. Mishlei 8:10


+ 156 Wisdom is more precious than rubies. Nothing you could want is equal to it. Mishlei 8:11


+ 197 I am wisdom, and I have good judgment. I also have knowledge and good sense. Mishlei 8:12


+ 223 Fear of the Lord is to hate evil, haughtiness, pride, the way of evil, and a perverse mouth; these I hate. Mishlei 8:13


+ 152 I have good sense and advice, and I have understanding and power. Mishlei 8:14


+ 151 I help kings to govern and rulers to make fair laws. Mishlei 8:15


+ 156 Princes use me to lead, and so do all important people who judge fairly. Mishlei 8:16


+ 189 I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. Mishlei 8:17


+ 164 Riches and honor are mine to give. So are wealth and lasting success. Mishlei 8:18


+ 158 What I give is better than the finest gold, better than the purest silver. Mishlei 8:19


+ 154 I do what is right and follow the path of justice. Mishlei 8:20


+ 182 I give wealth to those who love me, filling their houses with treasures. Mishlei 8:21


+ 170 I, wisdom, was with the Lord when he began his work, long before he made anything else. Mishlei 8:22


+ 155 I was created in the very beginning, even before the world began. Mishlei 8:23


+ 171 I was born before there were oceans, or springs overflowing with water, Mishlei 8:24


+ 145 I was created before the mountains were sunk, before the hills; Mishlei 8:25


+ 185 When He had not yet made the land and the outsides and the beginning of the dust of the earth. Mishlei 8:26


+ 150 When He established the heavens, there I was, when He drew a circle over the face of the deep; Mishlei 8:27


+ 175 When He made the skies above firm, when He strengthened the fountains of the deep; Mishlei 8:28


+ 172 when He gave the sea its boundary, and the water shall not transgress His command, when He established the foundations of the earth. Mishlei 8:29


+ 168 I was a nursling beside Him, and I was His delight every day, playing before Him at all times; Mishlei 8:30


+ 153 Playing in the habitable world of His earth, and having my delights with the children of man. Mishlei 8:31


+ 160 And now, my children, hearken to me, and fortunate are those who observe my ways. Mishlei 8:32


+ 155 Hearken to discipline and become wise, and do not put it to naught. Mishlei 8:33


+ 173 Fortunate is the man who listens to me to watch by my doors day by day, to watch the doorposts of my entrances. Mishlei 8:34


+ 146 For he who has found me has found life, and he has obtained favor from the Lord. Mishlei 8:35


+ 161 But he who sins against me robs his soul; all who hate me, love death. Mishlei 8:36


+ 152 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. Mishlei 9:1


+ 178 She has prepared her meat; she has mingled her wine; she has even set her table. Mishlei 9:2


+ 153 She has sent her maidens, she calls on the wings of the heights of the city, Mishlei 9:3


+ 169 Whoever is simple, let him turn in here. To the one devoid of sense, she says to him, Mishlei 9:4


+ 161 Come, partake of my bread and drink of the wine I have mingled. Mishlei 9:5


+ 164 Leave, you simpletons, and live, and step in the way of understanding. Mishlei 9:6


+ 180 He who chastens a scorner takes disgrace for himself, and he who reproves a wicked man, that is his blemish. Mishlei 9:7


+ 163 Reprove not a scorner lest he hate you; reprove a wise man and he will love you. Mishlei 9:8


+ 170 Give a wise man, and he will become yet wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. Mishlei 9:9


+ 163 The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, and the knowledge of the holy ones is understanding. Mishlei 9:10


+ 177 For with me shall your days increase, and they will add to you years of life. Mishlei 9:11


+ 159 If you have become wise, you have become wise for yourself, and if you scorn, you will bear it alone. Mishlei 9:12


+ 160 The woman of folly is turbulent; she is simple and knows nothing. Mishlei 9:13


+ 171 She sits at the entrance of her house on a chair on the heights of the city, Mishlei 9:14


+ 181 To call the passersby, who are going straight on their ways, Mishlei 9:15


+ 158 "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here, and whoever is devoid of sense," and she says to him, Mishlei 9:16


+ 177 "Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant." Mishlei 9:17


+ 174 But he does not know that shades are there; her guests are in the depths of the grave. Mishlei 9:18


+ 171 Proverbs of Solomon: A wise son makes his father happy, but a foolish son is the grief of his mother. Mishlei 10:1


+ 176 A wink may get you into trouble, and foolish talk will lead to your ruin. Mishlei 10:10


+ 182 The words of a good person give life, like a fountain of water, but the words of the wicked contain nothing but violence. Mishlei 10:11


+ 163 Hatred stirs up trouble, but love forgives all wrongs. Mishlei 10:12


+ 170 Wise people speak with understanding, but people without wisdom should be punished. Mishlei 10:13


+ 158 The wise do not tell everything they know, but the foolish talk too much and are ruined. Mishlei 10:14


+ 178 Having lots of money protects the rich, but having no money destroys the poor. Mishlei 10:15


+ 170 Good people are rewarded with life, but evil people are paid with punishment. Mishlei 10:16


+ 176 Whoever accepts correction is on the way to life, but whoever ignores correction will lead others away from life. Mishlei 10:17


+ 138 Whoever hides hate is a liar. Whoever tells lies is a fool. Mishlei 10:18


+ 153 If you talk a lot, you are sure to sin; if you are wise, you will keep quiet. Mishlei 10:19


+ 155 The words of a good person are like pure silver, but an evil personís thoughts are worth very little. Mishlei 10:20


+ 161 Good peopleís words will help many others, but fools will die because they donít have wisdom. Mishlei 10:21


+ 178 The Lordís blessing brings wealth, and no sorrow comes with it. Mishlei 10:22


+ 174 A foolish person enjoys doing wrong, but a person with understanding enjoys doing what is wise. Mishlei 10:23


+ 156 Evil people will get what they fear most, but good people will get what they want most. Mishlei 10:24


+ 157 A storm will blow the evil person away, but a good person will always be safe. Mishlei 10:25


+ 152 A lazy person affects the one he works for like vinegar on the teeth or smoke in the eyes. Mishlei 10:26


+ 174 Whoever respects the Lord will have a long life, but the life of an evil person will be cut short. Mishlei 10:27


+ 213 A good person can look forward to happiness, but an evil person can expect nothing. Mishlei 10:28


+ 154 The Lord will protect good people but will ruin those who do evil. Mishlei 10:29


+ 160 Good people will always be safe, but evil people will not remain in the land. Mishlei 10:30


+ 174 A good person says wise things, but a liarís tongue will be stopped. Mishlei 10:31


+ 165 Good people know the right thing to say, but evil people only tell lies. Mishlei 10:32


+ 148 The Lord hates dishonest scales, but he is pleased with honest weights. Mishlei 11:1


+ 170 Pride leads only to shame; it is wise to be humble. Mishlei 11:2


+ 223 Good people will be guided by honesty; dishonesty will destroy those who are not trustworthy. Mishlei 11:3


+ 171 Riches will not help when itís time to die, but right living will save you from death. Mishlei 11:4


+ 175 The goodness of the innocent makes life easier, but the wicked will be destroyed by their wickedness. Mishlei 11:5


+ 165 Doing right brings freedom to honest people, but those who are not trustworthy will be caught by their own desires. Mishlei 11:6


+ 177 When the wicked die, hope dies with them; their hope in riches will come to nothing. Mishlei 11:7


+ 181 The good person is saved from trouble; it comes to the wicked instead. Mishlei 11:8


+ 165 With words an evil person can destroy a neighbor, but a good person will escape by being resourceful. Mishlei 11:9


+ 163 When good people succeed, the city is happy. When evil people die, there are shouts of joy. Mishlei 11:10


+ 169 Good people bless and build up their city, but the wicked can destroy it with their words. Mishlei 11:11


+ 194 People without good sense find fault with their neighbors, but those with understanding keep quiet. Mishlei 11:12


+ 183 Gossips can not keep secrets, but a trustworthy person can. Mishlei 11:13


+ 175 Without leadership a nation falls, but lots of good advice will save it. Mishlei 11:14


+ 164 Whoever guarantees to pay somebody elseís loan will suffer. It is safer to avoid such promises. Mishlei 11:15


+ 155 A kind woman gets respect, but cruel men get only wealth. Mishlei 11:16


+ 158 Kind people do themselves a favor, but cruel people bring trouble on themselves. Mishlei 11:17


+ 178 An evil person really earns nothing, but a good person will surely be rewarded. Mishlei 11:18


+ 157 Those who are truly good will live, but those who chase after evil will die. Mishlei 11:19


+ 215 The Lord hates those with evil hearts but is pleased with those who are innocent. Mishlei 10:20


+ 166 Evil people will certainly be punished, but those who do right will be set free. Mishlei 11:21


+ 153 A beautiful woman without good sense is like a gold ring in a pigís snout. Mishlei 11:22


+ 194 Those who do right only wish for good, but the wicked can expect to be defeated by Godís anger. Mishlei 11:23


+ 185 Some people give much but get back even more. Others do not give what they should and end up poor. Mishlei 11:24


+ 174 Whoever gives to others will get richer; those who help others will themselves be helped. Mishlei 11:25


+ 158 People curse those who keep all the grain, but they bless the one who is willing to sell it. Mishlei 11:26


+ 172 Whoever looks for good will find kindness, but whoever looks for evil will find trouble. Mishlei 11:27


+ 171 Those who trust in riches will be ruined, but a good person will be healthy like a green leaf. Mishlei 11:28


+ 166 Whoever brings trouble to his family will be left with nothing but the wind. A fool will be a servant to the wise. Mishlei 11:29


+ 176 A good person gives life to others; the wise person teaches others how to live. Mishlei 11:30


+ 179 Good people will be rewarded on earth, and the wicked and the sinners will be punished. Mishlei 11:31


+ 189 Anyone who loves learning accepts correction, but a person who hates being corrected is stupid. Mishlei 12:1


+ 176 The Lord is pleased with a good person, but he will punish anyone who plans evil. Mishlei 12:2


+ 170 Doing evil brings no safety at all, but a good person has safety and security. Mishlei 12:3


+ 185 A good wife is like a crown for her husband, but a disgraceful wife is like a disease in his bones. Mishlei 12:4


+ 172 The plans that good people make are fair, but the advice of the wicked will trick you. Mishlei 12:5


+ 171 The wicked talk about killing people, but the words of good people will save them. Mishlei 12:6


+ 217 Wicked people die and they are no more, but a good personís family continues. Mishlei 12:7


+ 162 The wisdom of the wise wins praise, but there is no respect for the stupid. Mishlei 12:8


+ 199 A person who is not important but has a servant is better off than someone who acts important but has no food. Mishlei 12:9


+ 138 Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. Mishlei 12:10


+ 200 Those who work their land will have plenty of food, but the one who chases empty dreams is not wise. Mishlei 12:11


+ 167 The wicked want what other evil people have stolen, but good people want to give what they have to others. Mishlei 12:12


+ 137 Evil people are trapped by their evil talk, but good people stay out of trouble. Mishlei 12:13


+ 176 People will be rewarded for what they say, and they will also be rewarded for what they do. Mishlei 12:14


+ 174 Fools think they are doing right, but the wise listen to advice. Mishlei 12:15


+ 151 Fools quickly show that they are upset, but the wise ignore insults. Mishlei 12:16


+ 208 An honest witness tells the truth, but a dishonest witness tells lies. Mishlei 12:17


+ 163 Careless words stab like a sword, but wise words bring healing. Mishlei 12:18


+ 174 Truth will continue forever, but lies are only for a moment. Mishlei 12:19


+ 164 Those who plan evil are full of lies, but those who plan peace are happy. Mishlei 12:20


+ 177 No harm comes to a good person, but an evil personís life is full of trouble. Mishlei 12:21


+ 182 The Lord hates those who tell lies but is pleased with those who keep their promises. Mishlei 12:22


+ 189 Wise people keep what they know to themselves, but fools canít keep from showing how foolish they are. Mishlei 12:23


+ 154 Hard workers will become leaders, but those who are lazy will be slaves. Mishlei 12:24


+ 167 Worry is a heavy load, but a kind word cheers you up. Mishlei 12:25


+ 183 Good people take advice from their friends, but an evil person is easily led to do wrong. Mishlei 12:26


+ 155 The lazy catch no food to cook, but a hard worker will have great wealth. Mishlei 12:27


+ 178 Doing what is right is the way to life, but there is another way that leads to death. Mishlei 12:28


+ 187 Wise children take their parentsí advice, but whoever makes fun of wisdom wonít listen to correction. Mishlei 13:1


+ 178 People will be rewarded for what they say, but those who can not be trusted want only violence. Mishlei 13:2


+ 189 Those who are careful about what they say protect their lives, but whoever speaks without thinking will be ruined. Mishlei 13:3


+ 149 The lazy will not get what they want, but those who work hard will. Mishlei 13:4


+ 177 Good people hate what is false, but the wicked do shameful and disgraceful things. Mishlei 13:5


+ 188 Doing what is right protects the honest person, but doing evil ruins the sinner. Mishlei 13:6


+ 175 Some people pretend to be rich but really have nothing. Others pretend to be poor but really are wealthy. Mishlei 13:7


+ 154 The rich may have to pay a ransom for their lives, but the poor will face no such danger. Mishlei 13:8


+ 184 Good people can look forward to a bright future, but the future of the wicked is like a flame going out. Mishlei 13:9


+ 173 Pride only leads to arguments, but those who take advice are wise. Mishlei 13:10


+ 158 Money that comes easily disappears quickly, but money that is gathered little by little will grow. Mishlei 13:11


+ 188 It is sad not to get what you hoped for. But wishes that come true are like eating fruit from the tree of life. Mishlei 13:12


+ 199 Those who reject what they are taught will pay for it, but those who obey what they are told will be rewarded. Mishlei 13:13


+ 195 The teaching of a wise person gives life. It is like a fountain that can save people from death. Mishlei 13:14


+ 174 People with good understanding will be well liked, but the lives of those who are not trustworthy are hard. Mishlei 13:15


+ 175 Every wise person acts with good sense, but fools show how foolish they are. Mishlei 13:16


+ 143 A wicked messenger brings nothing but trouble, but a trustworthy one makes everything right. Mishlei 13:17


+ 182 A person who refuses correction will end up poor and disgraced, but the one who accepts correction will be honored. Mishlei 13:18


+ 136 It is so good when wishes come true, but fools hate to stop doing evil. Mishlei 13:19


+ 214 Spend time with the wise and you will become wise, but the friends of fools will suffer. Mishlei 13:20


+ 164 Trouble always comes to sinners, but good people enjoy success. Mishlei 13:21


+ 168 Good people leave their wealth to their grandchildren, but a sinnerís wealth is stored up for good people. Mishlei 13:22


+ 152 A poor personís field might produce plenty of food, but others often steal it away. Mishlei 13:23


+ 189 If you do not punish your children, you donít love them, but if you love your children, you will correct them. Mishlei 13:24


+ 169 Good people have enough to eat, but the wicked will go hungry. Mishlei 13:25


+ 150 A wise woman strengthens her family, but a foolish woman destroys hers by what she does. Mishlei 14:1


+ 171 People who live good lives respect the Lord, but those who live evil lives donít. Mishlei 14:2


+ 166 Fools will be punished for their proud words, but the words of the wise will protect them. Mishlei 14:3


+ 184 When there are no oxen, no food is in the barn. But with a strong ox, much grain can be grown. Mishlei 14:4


+ 217 A truthful witness does not lie, but a false witness tells nothing but lies. Mishlei 14:5


+ 182 Those who make fun of wisdom look for it and do not find it, but knowledge comes easily to those with understanding. Mishlei 14:6


+ 163 A wise person will understand what to do, but a foolish person is dishonest. Mishlei 14:8


+ 164 Fools donít care if they sin, but honest people work at being right. Mishlei 14:9


+ 150 No one else can know your sadness, and strangers cannot share your joy. Mishlei 14:10


+ 189 The wicked personís house will be destroyed, but a good personís tent will still be standing. Mishlei 14:11


+ 162 Some people think they are doing right, but in the end it leads to death. Mishlei 14:12


+ 154 Someone who is laughing may be sad inside, and joy may end in sadness. Mishlei 14:13


+ 174 Evil people will be paid back for their evil ways, and good people will be rewarded for their good ones. Mishlei 14:14


+ 176 Fools will believe anything, but the wise think about what they do. Mishlei 14:15


+ 162 Wise people are careful and stay out of trouble, but fools are careless and quick to act. Mishlei 14:16


+ 166 Someone with a quick temper does foolish things, but someone with understanding remains calm. Mishlei 14:17


+ 193 Fools are rewarded with nothing but more foolishness, but the wise are rewarded with knowledge. Mishlei 14:18


+ 187 Evil people will bow down to those who are good; the wicked will bow down at the door of those who do right. Mishlei 14:19


+ 154 The poor are rejected, even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends. Mishlei 14:20


+ 157 It is a sin to hate your neighbor, but being kind to the needy brings happiness. Mishlei 14:21


+ 194 Those who make evil plans will be ruined, but those who plan to do good will be loved and trusted. Mishlei 14:22


+ 178 Those who work hard make a profit, but those who only talk will be poor. Mishlei 14:23


+ 166 Wise people are rewarded with wealth, but fools only get more foolishness. Mishlei 14:24


+ 125 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is a traitor. Mishlei 14:25


+ 160 Those who respect the Lord will have security, and their children will be protected. Mishlei 14:26


+ 175 Respect for the Lord gives life. It is like a fountain that can save people from death. Mishlei 14:27


+ 187 A king is honored when he has many people to rule, but a prince is ruined if he has none. Mishlei 14:28


+ 225 Patient people have great understanding, but people with quick tempers show their foolishness. Mishlei 14:29


+ 180 Peace of mind means a healthy body, but jealousy will rot your bones. Mishlei 14:30


+ 175 Whoever mistreats the poor insults their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. Mishlei 14:31


+ 177 The wicked are ruined by their own evil, but those who do right are protected even in death. Mishlei 14:32


+ 179 Wisdom lives in those with understanding, and even fools recognize it. Mishlei 14:33


+ 181 Doing what is right makes a nation great, but sin will bring disgrace to any people. Mishlei 14:34


+ 130 A king is pleased with a wise servant, but he will become angry with one who causes him shame. Mishlei 14:35


+ 167 A gentle answer will calm a personís anger, but an unkind answer will cause more anger. Mishlei 15:1


+ 176 Wise people use knowledge when they speak, but fools pour out foolishness. Mishlei 15:2


+ 171 The Lordís eyes see everything; he watches both evil and good people. Mishlei 15:3


+ 171 As a tree gives fruit, healing words give life, but dishonest words crush the spirit. Mishlei 15:4


+ 174 Fools reject their parentsí correction, but anyone who accepts correction is wise. Mishlei 15:5


+ 165 Much wealth is in the houses of good people, but evil people get nothing but trouble. Mishlei 15:6


+ 157 Wise people use their words to spread knowledge, but there is no knowledge in the thoughts of fools. Mishlei 15:7


+ 157 The Lord hates the sacrifice that the wicked offer, but he likes the prayers of honest people. Mishlei 15:8


+ 187 The Lord hates what evil people do, but he loves those who do what is right. Mishlei 15:9


+ 197 The person who quits doing what is right will be punished, and the one who hates to be corrected will die. Mishlei 15:10


+ 184 The Lord knows what is happening in the world of the dead, so he surely knows the thoughts of the living. Mishlei 15:11


+ 148 Those who make fun of wisdom donít like to be corrected; they will not ask the wise for advice. Mishlei 15:12


+ 183 Happiness makes a person smile, but sadness can break a personís spirit. Mishlei 15:13


+ 163 People with understanding want more knowledge, but fools just want more foolishness. Mishlei 15:14


+ 176 Every day is hard for those who suffer, but a happy heart is like a continual feast. Mishlei 15:15


+ 184 It is better to be poor and respect the Lord than to be wealthy and have much trouble. Mishlei 15:16


+ 175 It is better to eat vegetables with those who love you than to eat meat with those who hate you. Mishlei 15:17


+ 163 People with quick tempers cause trouble, but those who control their tempers stop a quarrel. Mishlei 15:18


+ 178 A lazy personís life is like a patch of thorns, but an honest personís life is like a smooth highway. Mishlei 15:19


+ 138 Wise children make their father happy, but foolish children disrespect their mother. Mishlei 15:20


+ 175 A person without wisdom enjoys being foolish, but someone with understanding does what is right. Mishlei 15:21


+ 167 Plans fail without good advice, but they succeed with the advice of many others. Mishlei 15:22


+ 164 People enjoy giving good advice. Saying the right word at the right time is so pleasing. Mishlei 15:23


+ 164 Wise peopleís lives get better and better. They avoid whatever would cause their death. Mishlei 15:24


+ 176 The Lord will tear down the proud personís house, but he will protect the widowís property. Mishlei 15:25


+ 154 The Lord hates evil thoughts but is pleased with kind words. Mishlei 15:26


+ 191 Greedy people bring trouble to their families, but the person who can not be paid to do wrong will live. Mishlei 15:27


+ 184 Good people think before they answer, but the wicked simply pour out evil. Mishlei 15:28


+ 156 The Lord does not listen to the wicked, but he hears the prayers of those who do right. Mishlei 15:29


+ 149 Good news makes you feel better. Your happiness will show in your eyes. Mishlei 15:30


+ 163 If you listen to correction to improve your life, you will live among the wise. Mishlei 15:31


+ 181 Those who refuse correction hate themselves, but those who accept correction gain understanding. Mishlei 15:32


+ 167 Respect for the Lord will teach you wisdom. If you want to be honored, you must be humble. Mishlei 15:33


+ 174 People may make plans in their minds, but only the Lord can make them come true. Mishlei 16:1


+ 177 You may believe you are doing right, but the Lord will judge your reasons. Mishlei 16:2


+ 189 Depend on the Lord in whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Mishlei 16:3


+ 189 The Lord makes everything go as he pleases. He has even prepared a day of disaster for evil people. Mishlei 16:4


+ 175 The Lord hates those who are proud. They will surely be punished. Mishlei 16:5


+ 193 Love and truth bring forgiveness of sin. By respecting the Lord you will avoid evil. Mishlei 16:6


+ 178 When people live so that they please the Lord, even their enemies will make peace with them. Mishlei 16:7


+ 167 It is better to be poor and right than to be wealthy and dishonest. Mishlei 16:8


+ 171 People may make plans in their minds, but the Lord decides what they will do. Mishlei 16:9


+ 166 The words of a king are like a message from God, so his decisions should be fair. Mishlei 16:10


+ 183 The Lord wants honest balances and scales; all the weights are his work. Mishlei 16:11


+ 174 Kings hate those who do wrong, because governments only continue if they are fair. Mishlei 16:12


+ 167 Kings like honest people; they value someone who speaks the truth. Mishlei 16:13


+ 188 An angry king can put someone to death, so a wise person will try to make him happy. Mishlei 16:14


+ 160 A smiling king can give people life; his kindness is like a spring shower. Mishlei 16:15


+ 162 It is better to get wisdom than gold, and to choose understanding rather than silver! Mishlei 16:16


+ 195 Good people stay away from evil. By watching what they do, they protect their lives. Mishlei 16:17


+ 166 Pride leads to destruction; a proud attitude brings ruin. Mishlei 16:18


+ 175 It is better to be humble and be with those who suffer than to share stolen property with the proud. Mishlei 16:19


+ 165 Whoever listens to what is taught will succeed, and whoever trusts the Lord will be happy. Mishlei 16:20


+ 173 The wise are known for their understanding. Their pleasant words make them better teachers. Mishlei 16:21


+ 187 Understanding is like a fountain which gives life to those who use it, but foolishness brings punishment to fools. Mishlei 16:22


+ 163 Wise peopleís minds tell them what to say, and that helps them be better teachers. Mishlei 16:23


+ 155 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, making people happy and healthy. Mishlei 16:24


+ 164 Some people think they are doing right, but in the end it leads to death. Mishlei 16:25


+ 161 The workersí hunger helps them, because their desire to eat makes them work. Mishlei 16:26


+ 157 Useless people make evil plans, and their words are like a burning fire. Mishlei 16:27


+ 198 A useless person causes trouble, and a gossip ruins friendships. Mishlei 16:28


+ 172 Cruel people trick their neighbors and lead them to do wrong. Mishlei 16:29


+ 169 Someone who winks is planning evil, and the one who grins is planning something wrong. Mishlei 16:30


+ 186 Gray hair is like a crown of honor; it is earned by living a good life. Mishlei 16:31


+ 169 Patience is better than strength. Controlling your temper is better than capturing a city. Mishlei 16:32


+ 185 People throw lots to make a decision, but the answer comes from the Lord. Mishlei 16:33


+ 157 It is better to eat a dry crust of bread in peace than to have a feast where there is quarreling. Mishlei 17:1


+ 197 A wise servant will rule over the masterís disgraceful child and will even inherit a share of what the master leaves his children. Mishlei 17:2


+ 163 A hot furnace tests silver and gold, but the Lord tests hearts. Mishlei 17:3


+ 153 Evil people listen to evil words. Liars pay attention to cruel words. Mishlei 17:4


+ 158 Whoever mistreats the poor insults their Maker; whoever enjoys someoneís trouble will be punished. Mishlei 17:5


+ 163 Old people are proud of their grandchildren, and children are proud of their parents. Mishlei 17:6


+ 153 Fools should not be proud, and rulers should not be liars. Mishlei 17:7


+ 165 Some people think they can pay others to do anything they ask. They think it will work every time. Mishlei 17:8


+ 179 Whoever forgives someoneís sin makes a friend, but gossiping about the sin breaks up friendships. Mishlei 17:9


+ 182 A wise person will learn more from a warning than a fool will learn from a hundred lashings. Mishlei 17:10


+ 170 Disobedient people look only for trouble, so a cruel messenger will be sent against them. Mishlei 17:11


+ 173 It is better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than to meet a fool doing foolish things. Mishlei 17:12


+ 169 Whoever gives evil in return for good will always have trouble at home. Mishlei 17:13


+ 181 Starting a quarrel is like a leak in a dam, so stop it before a fight breaks out. Mishlei 17:14


+ 173 The Lord hates both of these things: freeing the guilty and punishing the innocent. Mishlei 17:15


+ 148 It wonít do a fool any good to try to buy wisdom, because he doesnít have the ability to be wise. Mishlei 17:16


+ 212 A friend loves you all the time, and a brother helps in time of trouble. Mishlei 17:17


+ 166 It is not wise to promise to pay what your neighbor owes. Mishlei 17:18


+ 177 Whoever loves to argue loves to sin. Whoever brags a lot is asking for trouble. Mishlei 17:19


+ 186 A person with an evil heart will find no success, and the person whose words are evil will get into trouble. Mishlei 17:20


+ 167 It is sad to have a foolish child; there is no joy in being the parent of a fool. Mishlei 17:21


+ 141 A happy heart is like good medicine, but a broken spirit drains your strength. Mishlei 17:22


+ 152 When the wicked accept money to do wrong there can be no justice. Mishlei 17:23


+ 176 The person with understanding is always looking for wisdom, but the mind of a fool wanders everywhere. Mishlei 17:24


+ 149 Foolish children make their father sad and cause their mother great sorrow. Mishlei 17:25


+ 164 It is not good to punish the innocent or to beat leaders for being honest. Mishlei 17:26


+ 174 The wise say very little, and those with understanding stay calm. Mishlei 17:27


+ 147 Even fools seem to be wise if they keep quiet; if they donít speak, they appear to understand. Mishlei 17:28


+ 140 Unfriendly people are selfish and hate all good sense. Mishlei 18:1


+ 175 Fools do not want to understand anything. They only want to tell others what they think. Mishlei 18:2


+ 181 Do something evil, and people wonít like you. Do something shameful, and they will make fun of you. Mishlei 18:3


+ 156 Spoken words can be like deep water, but wisdom is like a flowing stream. Mishlei 18:4


+ 169 It is not good to honor the wicked or to be unfair to the innocent. Mishlei 18:5


+ 178 The words of fools start quarrels. They make people want to beat them. Mishlei 18:6


+ 161 The words of fools will ruin them; their own words will trap them. Mishlei 18:7


+ 154 The words of a gossip are like tasty bits of food. People like to gobble them up. Mishlei 18:8


+ 171 A person who does not work hard is just like someone who destroys things. Mishlei 18:9


+ 188 The Lord is like a strong tower; those who do right can run to him for safety. Mishlei 18:10


+ 171 Rich people trust their wealth to protect them. They think it is like the high walls of a city. Mishlei 18:11


+ 175 Proud people will be ruined, but the humble will be honored. Mishlei 18:12


+ 154 Anyone who answers without listening is foolish and confused. Mishlei 18:13


+ 178 The will to live can get you through sickness, but no one can live with a broken spirit. Mishlei 18:14


+ 178 The mind of a person with understanding gets knowledge; the wise person listens to learn more. Mishlei 18:15


+ 162 Taking gifts to important people will help get you in to see them. Mishlei 18:16


+ 204 The person who tells one side of a story seems right, until someone else comes and asks questions. Mishlei 18:17


+ 149 Throwing lots can settle arguments and keep the two sides from fighting. Mishlei 18:18


+ 202 A brother who has been insulted is harder to win back than a walled city, and arguments separate people like the barred gates of a palace. Mishlei 18:19


+ 155 People will be rewarded for what they say; they will be rewarded by how they speak. Mishlei 18:20


+ 174 What you say can mean life or death. Those who speak with care will be rewarded. Mishlei 18:21


+ 168 When a man finds a wife, he finds something good. It shows that the Lord is pleased with him. Mishlei 18:22


+ 168 The poor beg for mercy, but the rich give rude answers. Mishlei 18:23


+ 199 Some friends may ruin you, but a real friend will be more loyal than a brother. Mishlei 18:24


+ 186 It is better to be poor and honest than to be foolish and tell lies. Mishlei 19:1


+ 171 Enthusiasm without knowledge is not good. If you act too quickly, you might make a mistake. Mishlei 19:2


+ 184 Peopleís own foolishness ruins their lives, but in their minds they blame the Lord. Mishlei 19:3


+ 221 Wealthy people are always finding more friends, but the poor lose all theirs. Mishlei 19:4


+ 178 A witness who lies will not go free; liars will never escape. Mishlei 19:5


+ 178 Many people want to please a leader, and everyone is friends with those who give gifts. Mishlei 19:6


+ 174 Poor peopleís relatives avoid them; even their friends stay far away. They run after them, begging, but they are gone. Mishlei 19:7


+ 185 Those who get wisdom do themselves a favor, and those who love learning will succeed. Mishlei 19:8


+ 167 A witness who lies will not go free, liars will die. Mishlei 19:9


+ 139 A fool should not live in luxury. A slave should not rule over princes. Mishlei 19:10


+ 181 The wise are patient; they will be honored if they ignore insults. Mishlei 19:11


+ 177 An angry king is like a roaring lion, but his kindness is like the dew on the grass. Mishlei 19:12


+ 148 A foolish child brings disaster to a father, and a quarreling wife is like dripping water. Mishlei 19:13


+ 192 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a wise wife is a gift from the Lord. Mishlei 19:14


+ 144 Lazy people sleep a lot, and idle people will go hungry. Mishlei 19:15


+ 207 Those who obey the commands protect themselves, but those who are careless will die. Mishlei 19:16


+ 186 Being kind to the poor is like lending to the Lord; he will reward you for what you have done. Mishlei 19:17


+ 156 Correct your children while there is still hope; do not let them destroy themselves. Mishlei 19:18


+ 180 People with quick tempers will have to pay for it. If you help them out once, you will have to do it again. Mishlei 19:19


+ 206 Listen to advice and accept correction, and in the end you will be wise. Mishlei 19:20


+ 190 People can make all kinds of plans, but only the Lordís plan will happen. Mishlei 19:21


+ 199 People want others to be loyal, so it is better to be poor than to be a liar. Mishlei 19:22


+ 156 Those who respect the Lord will live and be satisfied, unbothered by trouble. Mishlei 19:23


+ 170 Though the lazy person puts his hand in the dish, he wonít lift the food to his mouth. Mishlei 19:24


+ 202 Whip those who make fun of wisdom, and perhaps foolish people will gain some wisdom. Correct those with understanding, and they will gain knowledge. Mishlei 19:25


+ 165 A child who robs his father and sends away his mother brings shame and disgrace on himself. Mishlei 19:26


+ 194 Donít stop listening to correction, my child, or you will forget what you have already learned. Mishlei 19:27


+ 189 An evil witness makes fun of fairness, and wicked people love what is evil. Mishlei 19:28


+ 170 People who make fun of wisdom will be punished, and the backs of foolish people will be beaten. Mishlei 19:29


+ 185 Wine and beer make people loud and uncontrolled; it is not wise to get drunk on them. Mishlei 20:1


+ 169 An angry king is like a roaring lion. Making him angry may cost you your life. Mishlei 20:2


+ 167 Foolish people are always fighting, but avoiding quarrels will bring you honor. Mishlei 20:3


+ 151 Lazy farmers donít plow when they should; they expect a harvest, but there is none. Mishlei 20:4


+ 214 Peopleís thoughts can be like a deep well, but someone with understanding can find the wisdom there. Mishlei 20:5


+ 165 Many people claim to be loyal, but it is hard to find a trustworthy person. Mishlei 20:6


+ 167 The good people who live honest lives will be a blessing to their children. Mishlei 20:7


+ 176 When a king sits on his throne to judge, he knows evil when he sees it. Mishlei 20:8


+ 170 No one can say, ďI am innocent; I have never done anything wrong.Ē Mishlei 20:9


+ 177 The Lord hates both these things: dishonest weights and dishonest measures. Mishlei 20:10


+ 166 Even children are known by their behavior; their actions show if they are innocent and good. Mishlei 20:11


+ 179 The Lord has made both these things: ears to hear and eyes to see. Mishlei 20:12


+ 180 If you love to sleep, you will be poor. If you stay awake, you will have plenty of food. Mishlei 20:13


+ 195 Buyers say, ďThis is bad. Itís no good.Ē Then they go away and brag about what they bought. Mishlei 20:14


+ 196 There is gold and plenty of rubies, but only a few people speak with knowledge. Mishlei 20:15


+ 180 Take the coat of someone who promises to pay a strangerís debts, and keep it until he pays what the stranger owes. Mishlei 20:16


+ 153 Stolen food may taste sweet at first, but later it will feel like a mouth full of gravel. Mishlei 20:17


+ 172 Get advice if you want your plans to work. If you go to war, get the advice of others. Mishlei 20:18


+ 171 Gossips canít keep secrets, so avoid people who talk too much. Mishlei 20:19


+ 167 Those who curse their father or mother will be like a light going out in darkness. Mishlei 20:20


+ 194 Wealth inherited quickly in the beginning will do you no good in the end. Mishlei 20:21


+ 181 Donít say, ďIíll pay you back for the wrong you did.Ē Wait for the Lord, and he will make things right. Mishlei 20:22


+ 179 The Lord hates dishonest weights, and dishonest scales do not please him. Mishlei 20:23


+ 206 The Lord decides what a person will do; no one understands what his life is all about. Mishlei 20:24


+ 162 Itís dangerous to promise something to God too quickly. After youíve thought about it, it may be too late. Mishlei 20:25


+ 175 A wise king sorts out the evil people, and he punishes them as they deserve. Mishlei 20:26


+ 165 The Lord looks deep inside people and searches through their thoughts. Mishlei 20:27


+ 159 Loyalty and truth keep a king in power; he continues to rule if he is loyal. Mishlei 20:28


+ 189 The young glory in their strength, and the old are honored for their gray hair. Mishlei 20:29


+ 192 Hard punishment will get rid of evil, and whippings can change an evil heart. Mishlei 20:30


+ 160 The Lord can control a kingís mind as he controls a river; he can direct it as he pleases. Mishlei 21:1


+ 180 You may believe you are doing right, but the Lord judges your reasons. Mishlei 21:2


+ 165 Doing what is right and fair is more important to the Lord than sacrifices. Mishlei 21:3


+ 160 Proud looks, proud thoughts, and evil actions are sin. Mishlei 21:4


+ 167 The plans of hard-working people earn a profit, but those who act too quickly become poor. Mishlei 21:5


+ 186 Wealth that comes from telling lies vanishes like a mist and leads to death. Mishlei 21:6


+ 175 Guilty people live dishonest lives, but honest people do right. Mishlei 21:8


+ 186 It is better to live in a corner on the roof n than inside the house with a quarreling wife. Mishlei 21:9


+ 154 Evil people only want to harm others. Their neighbors get no mercy from them. Mishlei 21:10


+ 175 If you punish those who make fun of wisdom, a foolish person may gain some wisdom. But if you teach the wise, they will get knowledge. Mishlei 21:11


+ 185 God, who is always right, watches the house of the wicked and brings ruin on every evil person. Mishlei 21:12


+ 177 Whoever ignores the poor when they cry for help will also cry for help and not be answered. Mishlei 21:13


+ 175 A secret gift will calm an angry person; a present given in secrecy will quiet great anger. Mishlei 21:14


+ 159 When justice is done, good people are happy, but evil people are ruined. Mishlei 21:15


+ 146 Whoever does not use good sense will end up among the dead. Mishlei 21:16


+ 194 Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and perfume will never be rich. Mishlei 21:17


+ 173 Wicked people will suffer instead of good people, and those who cannot be trusted will suffer instead of those who do right. Mishlei 21:18


+ 169 It is better to live alone in the desert than with a quarreling and complaining wife. Mishlei 21:19


+ 185 Wise peopleís houses are full of the best foods and olive oil, but fools waste everything they have. Mishlei 21:20


+ 184 Whoever tries to live right and be loyal finds life, success, and honor. Mishlei 21:21


+ 171 A wise person can defeat a city full of warriors and tear down the defenses they trust in. Mishlei 21:22


+ 159 Those who are careful about what they say keep themselves out of trouble. Mishlei 21:23


+ 184 People who act with stubborn pride are called ďproud,Ē ďbragger,Ē and ďmocker.Ē Mishlei 21:24


+ 154 Lazy peopleís desire for sleep will kill them, because they refuse to work. Mishlei 21:25


+ 203 All day long they wish for more, but good people give without holding back. Mishlei 21:26


+ 199 The Lord hates sacrifices brought by evil people, particularly when they offer them for the wrong reasons. Mishlei 21:27


+ 151 A lying witness will be forgotten, but a truthful witness will speak on. Mishlei 21:28


+ 183 Wicked people are stubborn, but good people think carefully about what they do. Mishlei 21:29


+ 155 There is no wisdom, understanding, or advice that can succeed against the Lord. Mishlei 21:30


+ 192 You can get the horses ready for battle, but it is the Lord who gives the victory. Mishlei 21:31


+ 187 Being respected is more important than having great riches. To be well thought of is better than silver or gold. Mishlei 22:1


+ 163 The rich and the poor are alike in that the Lord made them all. Mishlei 22:2


+ 184 The wise see danger ahead and avoid it, but fools keep going and get into trouble. Mishlei 22:3


+ 222 Respecting the Lord and not being proud will bring you wealth, honor, and life. Mishlei 22:4


+ 186 Evil peopleís lives are like paths covered with thorns and traps. People who guard themselves donít have such problems. Mishlei 22:5


+ 169 Train children to live the right way, and when they are old, they will not stray from it. Mishlei 22:6


+ 183 The rich rule over the poor, and borrowers are servants to lenders. Mishlei 22:7


+ 154 Those who plan evil will receive trouble. Their cruel anger will come to an end. Mishlei 22:8


+ 182 Generous people will be blessed, because they share their food with the poor. Mishlei 22:9


+ 197 Get rid of the one who makes fun of wisdom. Then fighting, quarrels, and insults will stop. Mishlei 22:10


+ 185 Whoever loves pure thoughts and kind words will have even the king as a friend. Mishlei 22:11


+ 150 The Lord guards knowledge, but he destroys false words. Mishlei 22:12


+ 162 The lazy person says, ďThereís a lion outside! I might get killed out in the street!Ē Mishlei 22:13


+ 170 The words of an unfaithful wife are like a deep trap. Those who make the Lord angry will get caught by them. Mishlei 22:14


+ 190 Every child is full of foolishness, but punishment can get rid of it. Mishlei 22:15


+ 198 Whoever gets rich by mistreating the poor, and gives presents to the wealthy, will become poor. Mishlei 22:16


+ 190 Listen carefully to what wise people say; pay attention to what I am teaching you. Mishlei 22:17


+ 183 It will be good to keep these things in mind so that you are ready to repeat them. Mishlei 22:18


+ 160 I am teaching them to you now so that you will put your trust in the Lord. Mishlei 22:19


+ 169 I have written thirty sayings for you, which give knowledge and good advice. Mishlei 22:20


+ 179 I am teaching you true and reliable words so that you can give true answers to anyone who asks. Mishlei 22:21


+ 180 Do not abuse poor people because they are poor, and do not take away the rights of the needy in court. Mishlei 22:22


+ 176 The Lord will defend them in court and will take the life of those who take away their rights. Mishlei 22:23


+ 186 Donít make friends with quick-tempered people or spend time with those who have bad tempers. Mishlei 22:24


+ 155 If you do, you will be like them. Then you will be in real danger. Mishlei 22:25


+ 182 Donít promise to pay what someone else owes, and donít guarantee anyoneís loan. Mishlei 22:26


+ 183 If you cannot pay the loan, your own bed may be taken right out from under you. Mishlei 22:27


+ 181 Donít move an old stone that marks a border, because those stones were set up by your ancestors. Mishlei 22:28


+ 148 Do you see people skilled in their work? They will work for kings, not for ordinary people. Mishlei 22:29


+ 197 If you sit down to eat with a ruler, notice the food that is in front of you. Mishlei 23:1


+ 160 Control yourself if you have a big appetite. Mishlei 23:2


+ 193 Donít be greedy for his fine foods, because that food might be a trick. Mishlei 23:3


+ 166 Donít wear yourself out trying to get rich; be wise enough to control yourself. Mishlei 23:4


+ 172 Wealth can vanish in the wink of an eye. It can seem to grow wings and fly away like an eagle. Mishlei 23:5


+ 172 Donít eat the food of selfish people; donít be greedy for their fine foods. Mishlei 23:6


+ 180 Selfish people are always worrying about how much the food costs. They tell you, ďEat and drink,Ē but they donít really mean it. Mishlei 23:7


+ 153 You will throw up the little you have eaten, and you will have wasted your kind words. Mishlei 23:8


+ 160 Do not speak to fools; they will only ignore your wise words. Mishlei 23:9


+ 177 Donít move an old stone that marks a border, and donít take fields that belong to orphans. Mishlei 23:10


+ 154 God, their defender, is strong; he will take their side against you. Mishlei 23:11


+ 166 Remember what you are taught, and listen carefully to words of knowledge. Mishlei 23:12


+ 161 Donít fail to punish children. If you spank them, they wonít die. Mishlei 23:13


+ 166 If you spank them, you will save them from death. Mishlei 23:14


+ 174 My child, if you are wise, then I will be happy. Mishlei 23:15


+ 160 I will be so pleased if you speak what is right. Mishlei 23:16


+ 157 Donít envy sinners, but always respect the Lord. Mishlei 23:17


+ 179 Then you will have hope for the future, and your wishes will come true. Mishlei 23:18


+ 165 Listen, my child, and be wise. Keep your mind on what is right. Mishlei 23:19


+ 125 Donít drink too much wine or eat too much food. Mishlei 23:20


+ 173 Those who drink and eat too much become poor. They sleep too much and end up wearing rags. Mishlei 23:21


+ 170 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not forget your mother when she is old. Mishlei 23:22


+ 189 Learn the truth and never reject it. Get wisdom, self-control, and understanding. Mishlei 23:23


+ 170 The father of a good child is very happy; parents who have wise children are glad because of them. Mishlei 23:24


+ 156 Make your father and mother happy; give your mother a reason to be glad. Mishlei 23:25


+ 175 My son, pay attention to me, and watch closely what I do. Mishlei 23:26


+ 176 A prostitute is as dangerous as a deep pit, and an unfaithful wife is like a narrow well. Mishlei 23:27


+ 203 They ambush you like robbers and cause many men to be unfaithful to their wives. Mishlei 23:28


+ 143 Who has trouble? Who has pain?
Who fights? Who complains?
Who has unnecessary bruises?
Who has bloodshot eyes?
Mishlei 23:29


+ 171 It is people who drink too much wine, who try out all different kinds of strong drinks. Mishlei 23:30


+ 176 Donít stare at the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly. Mishlei 23:31


+ 150 Later it bites like a snake with poison in its fangs. Mishlei 23:32


+ 162 Your eyes will see strange sights, and your mind will be confused. Mishlei 23:33


+ 183 You will feel dizzy as if youíre in a storm on the ocean, as if youíre on top of a shipís sails. Mishlei 23:34


+ 173 You will think, They hit me, but Iím not hurt. They beat me up, but I donít remember it. I wish I could wake up. Then I would get another drink.
Mishlei 23:35


+ 161 Donít envy evil people or try to be friends with them. Mishlei 24:1


+ 196 Their minds are always planning violence, and they always talk about making trouble. Mishlei 24:2


+ 167 It takes wisdom to have a good family, and it takes understanding to make it strong. Mishlei 24:3


+ 168 It takes knowledge to fill a home with rare and beautiful treasures. Mishlei 24:4


+ 168 Wise people have great power, and those with knowledge have great strength. Mishlei 24:5


+ 156 So you need advice when you go to war. If you have lots of good advice, you will win. Mishlei 24:6


+ 164 Foolish people cannot understand wisdom. They have nothing to say in a discussion. Mishlei 24:7


+ 152 Whoever makes evil plans will be known as a troublemaker. Mishlei 24:8


+ 167 Making foolish plans is sinful, and making fun of wisdom is hateful. Mishlei 24:9


+ 178 If you give up when trouble comes, it shows that you are weak. Mishlei 24:10


+ 158 Save those who are being led to their death; rescue those who are about to be killed. Mishlei 24:11


+ 181 If you say, ďWe donít know anything about this,Ē God, who knows whatís in your mind, will notice. Mishlei 24:12


+ 153 Save those who are being led to their death; rescue those who are about to be killed. Mishlei 24:11


+ 203 If you say, ďWe donít know anything about this,Ē God, who knows whatís in your mind, will notice. He is watching you, and he will know. He will reward each person for what he has done. Mishlei 24:12


+ 191 My child, eat honey because it is good. Honey from the honeycomb tastes sweet. Mishlei 24:13


+ 182 In the same way, wisdom is pleasing to you. If you find it, you have hope for the future, and your wishes will come true. Mishlei 24:14


+ 166 Donít be wicked and attack a good familyís house; donít rob the place where they live. Mishlei 24:15


+ 183 Even though good people may be bothered by trouble seven times, they are never defeated, but the wicked are overwhelmed by trouble. Mishlei 24:16


+ 195 Donít be happy when your enemy is defeated; donít be glad when he is overwhelmed. Mishlei 24:17


+ 165 The Lord will notice and be displeased. He may not be angry with them anymore. Mishlei 24:18


+ 172 Donít envy evil people, and donít be jealous of the wicked. Mishlei 24:19


+ 191 An evil person has nothing to hope for; the wicked will die like a flame that is put out. Mishlei 24:20


+ 203 My child, respect the Lord and the king. Donít join those people who refuse to obey them. Mishlei 24:21


+ 172 The Lord and the king will quickly destroy such people. Those two can cause great disaster! Mishlei 24:22


+ 193 These are also sayings of the wise: It is not good to take sides when you are the judge. Mishlei 24:23


+ 184 Donít tell the wicked that they are innocent; people will curse you, and nations will hate you. Mishlei 24:24


+ 190 But things will go well if you punish the guilty, and you will receive rich blessings. Mishlei 24:25


+ 158 An honest answer is as pleasing as a kiss on the lips. Mishlei 24:26


+ 175 First, finish your outside work and prepare your fields. After that, you can build your house. Mishlei 24:27


+ 181 Donít testify against your neighbor for no good reason. Donít say things that are false. Mishlei 24:28


+ 153 Do not say, I will get even; I will do to him what he did to me. Mishlei 24:29


+ 170 I passed by a lazy personís field and by the vineyard of someone with no sense. Mishlei 24:30


+ 172 Thorns had grown up everywhere. The ground was covered with weeds, and the stone walls had fallen down. Mishlei 24:31


+ 195 I thought about what I had seen; I learned this lesson from what I saw. Mishlei 24:32


+ 163 You sleep a little; you take a nap. You fold your hands and lie down to rest. Mishlei 24:33


+ 163 Soon you will be as poor as if you had been robbed; you will have as little as if you had been held up. Mishlei 24:34


+ 190 These are more wise sayings of Solomon, copied by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah. Mishlei 25:1


+ 156 God is honored for what he keeps secret. Kings are honored for what they can discover. Mishlei 25:2


+ 161 No one can measure the height of the skies or the depth of the earth. So also no one can understand the mind of a king. Mishlei 25:3


+ 155 Remove the scum from the silver, so the silver can be used by the silversmith. Mishlei 25:4


+ 205 Remove wicked people from the kingís presence; then his government will be honest and last a long time. Mishlei 25:5


+ 169 Donít brag to the king and act as if you are great. Mishlei 25:6


+ 187 It is better for him to give you a higher position than to bring you down in front of the prince. Because of something you have seen, Mishlei 25:7


+ 147 Do not quickly take someone to court. What will you do later when your neighbor proves you wrong? Mishlei 25:8


+ 183 If you have an argument with your neighbor, donít tell other people what was said. Mishlei 25:9


+ 160 Whoever hears it might shame you, and you might not ever be respected again. Mishlei 25:10


+ 172 The right word spoken at the right time is as beautiful as gold apples in a silver bowl. Mishlei 25:11


+ 157 Trustworthy messengers refresh those who send them, like the coolness of snow in the summertime. Mishlei 25:13


+ 185 People who brag about gifts they never give are like clouds and wind that give no rain. Mishlei 25:14


+ 168 With patience you can convince a ruler, and a gentle word can get through to the hard-headed. Mishlei 25:15


+ 150 If you find honey, donít eat too much, or it will make you throw up. Mishlei 25:16


+ 158 Donít go to your neighborís house too often; too much of you will make him hate you. Mishlei 25:17


+ 189 When you lie about your neighbors, it hurts them as much as a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow. Mishlei 25:18


+ 188 Trusting unfaithful people when you are in trouble is like eating with a broken tooth or walking with a crippled foot. Mishlei 25:19


+ 179 Singing songs to someone who is sad is like taking away his coat on a cold day or pouring vinegar on soda. Mishlei 25:20


+ 184 If your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him a drink. Mishlei 25:21


+ 155 Doing this will be like pouring burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you. Mishlei 25:22


+ 208 As the north wind brings rain, telling gossip brings angry looks. Mishlei 25:23


+ 214 It is better to live in a corner on the roof than inside the house with a quarreling wife. Mishlei 25:24


+ 181 Good news from a faraway place is like a cool drink when you are tired. Mishlei 25:25


+ 165 A good person who gives in to evil is like a muddy spring or a dirty well. Mishlei 25:26


+ 162 Good news from a faraway place is like a cool drink when you are tired. Mishlei 25:25


+ 182 A good person who gives in to evil is like a muddy spring or a dirty well. Mishlei 25:26


+ 163 It is not good to eat too much honey, nor does it bring you honor to brag about yourself. Mishlei 25:27


+ 143 Those who do not control themselves are like a city whose walls are broken down. Mishlei 25:28


+ 181 It shouldnít snow in summer or rain at harvest. Neither should a foolish person ever be honored. Mishlei 26:1


+ 183 Curses will not harm someone who is innocent; they are like sparrows or swallows that fly around and never land. Mishlei 26:2


+ 154 Whips are for horses, and harnesses are for donkeys, so paddles are good for fools. Mishlei 26:3


+ 158 Donít answer fools when they speak foolishly, or you will be just like them. Mishlei 26:4


+ 162 Answer fools when they speak foolishly, or they will think they are really wise. Mishlei 26:5


+ 194 Sending a message by a foolish person is like cutting off your feet or drinking poison. Mishlei 26:6


+ 157 A wise saying spoken by a fool is as useless as the legs of a crippled person. Mishlei 26:7


+ 175 Giving honor to a foolish person is like tying a stone in a slingshot. Mishlei 26:8


+ 158 A wise saying spoken by a fool is like a thorn stuck in the hand of a drunk. Mishlei 26:9


+ 147 Hiring a foolish person or anyone just passing by is like an archer shooting at just anything. Mishlei 26:10


+ 152 A fool who repeats his foolishness is like a dog that goes back to what it has thrown up. Mishlei 26:11


+ 170 There is more hope for a foolish person than for those who think they are wise. Mishlei 26:12


+ 156 The lazy person says, ďThereís a lion in the road! Thereís a lion in the streets!Ē Mishlei 26:13


+ 188 Like a door turning back and forth on its hinges, the lazy person turns over and over in bed. Mishlei 26:14


+ 165 Lazy people may put their hands in the dish, but they are too tired to lift the food to their mouths. Mishlei 26:15


+ 179 The lazy person thinks he is wiser than seven people who give sensible answers. Mishlei 26:16


+ 152 Interfering in someone elseís quarrel as you pass by is like grabbing a dog by the ears. Mishlei 26:17


+ 175 Like a madman shooting deadly, burning arrows Mishlei 26:18


+ 180 Is the one who tricks a neighbor and then says, I was just joking. Mishlei 26:19


+ 163 Without wood, a fire will go out, and without gossip, quarreling will stop. Mishlei 26:20


+ 156 Just as charcoal and wood keep a fire going, a quarrelsome person keeps an argument going. Mishlei 26:21


+ 133 The words of a gossip are like tasty bits of food; people like to gobble them up. Mishlei 26:22


+ 160 Kind words from a wicked mind are like a shiny coating on a clay pot. Mishlei 26:23


+ 170 Those who hate you may try to fool you with their words, but in their minds they are planning evil. Mishlei 26:24


+ 174 Peopleís words may be kind, but donít believe them, because their minds are full of evil thoughts. Mishlei 26:25


+ 151 Lies can hide hate, but the evil will be plain to everyone. Mishlei 26:26


+ 166 Whoever digs a pit for others will fall into it. Whoever tries to roll a boulder down on others will be crushed by it. Mishlei 26:27


+ 182 Liars hate the people they hurt, and false praise can ruin others. Mishlei 26:28


+ 162 Donít brag about tomorrow; you donít know what may happen then. Mishlei 27:1


+ 176 Donít praise yourself. Let someone else do it. Let the praise come from a stranger and not from your own mouth. Mishlei 27:2


+ 190 Stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but a complaining fool is worse than either. Mishlei 27:3


+ 179 Anger is cruel and destroys like a flood, but no one can put up with jealousy! Mishlei 27:4


+ 197 It is better to correct someone openly than to have love and not show it. Mishlei 27:5


+ 173 The slap of a friend can be trusted to help you, but the kisses of an enemy are nothing but lies. Mishlei 27:6


+ 148 When you are full, not even honey tastes good, but when you are hungry, even something bitter tastes sweet. Mishlei 27:7


+ 168 A person who leaves his home is like a bird that leaves its nest. Mishlei 27:8


+ 141 The sweet smell of perfume and oils is pleasant, and so is good advice from a friend. Mishlei 27:9


+ 175 Donít forget your friend or your parentís friend. Donít always go to your family for help when trouble comes. A neighbor close by is better than a family far away. Mishlei 27:10


+ 155 Be wise, my child, and make me happy. Then I can respond to any insult. Mishlei 27:11


+ 164 The wise see danger ahead and avoid it, but fools keep going and get into trouble. Mishlei 27:12


+ 188 Take the coat of someone who promises to pay a strangerís loan, and keep it until he pays what the stranger owes. Mishlei 27:13


+ 166 If you loudly greet your neighbor early in the morning, he will think of it as a curse. Mishlei 27:14


+ 170 A quarreling wife is as bothersome as a continual dripping on a rainy day. Mishlei 27:15


+ 178 Stopping her is like stopping the wind or trying to grab oil in your hand. Mishlei 27:16


+ 182 As iron sharpens iron, so people can improve each other. Mishlei 27:17


+ 174 Whoever tends a fig tree gets to eat its fruit, and whoever takes care of his master will receive honor. Mishlei 27:18


+ 185 As water reflects your face, so your mind shows what kind of person you are. Mishlei 27:19


+ 166 People will never stop dying and being destroyed, and they will never stop wanting more than they have. Mishlei 27:20


+ 200 A hot furnace tests silver and gold, and people are tested by the praise they receive. Mishlei 27:21


+ 197 Even if you ground up a foolish person like grain in a bowl, you couldnít remove the foolishness. Mishlei 27:22


+ 149 Be sure you know how your sheep are doing, and pay attention to the condition of your cattle. Mishlei 27:23


+ 152 Riches will not go on forever, nor do governments go on forever. Mishlei 27:24


+ 167 Bring in the hay, and let the new grass appear. Gather the grass from the hills. Mishlei 27:25


+ 193 Make clothes from the lambsí wool, and sell some goats to buy a field. Mishlei 27:26


+ 187 There will be plenty of goatís milk to feed you and your family and to make your servant girls healthy. Mishlei 27:27


+ 181 Evil people run even though no one is chasing them, but good people are as brave as a lion. Mishlei 28:1


+ 188 When a country is lawless, it has one ruler after another; but when it is led by a leader with understanding and knowledge, it continues strong. Mishlei 28:2


+ 169 Rulers who mistreat the poor are like a hard rain that destroys the crops. Mishlei 28:3


+ 164 Those who disobey what they have been taught praise the wicked, but those who obey what they have been taught are against them. Mishlei 28:4


+ 151 Evil people do not understand justice, but those who follow the Lord understand it completely. Mishlei 28:5


+ 167 It is better to be poor and innocent than to be rich and wicked. Mishlei 28:6


+ 166 Children who obey what they have been taught are wise, but friends of troublemakers disgrace their parents. Mishlei 28:7


+ 197 Some people get rich by overcharging others, but their wealth will be given to those who are kind to the poor. Mishlei 28:8


+ 170 If you refuse to obey what you have been taught, your prayers will not be heard. Mishlei 28:9


+ 218 Those who lead good people to do wrong will be ruined by their own evil, but the innocent will be rewarded with good things. Mishlei 28:10


+ 142 Rich people may think they are wise, but the poor with understanding will prove them wrong. Mishlei 28:11


+ 167 When good people triumph, there is great happiness, but when the wicked get control, everybody hides. Mishlei 28:12


+ 156 If you hide your sins, you will not succeed. If you confess and reject them, you will receive mercy. Mishlei 28:13


+ 182 Those who are always respectful will be happy, but those who are stubborn will get into trouble. Mishlei 28:14


+ 174 A wicked ruler is as dangerous to poor people as a roaring lion or a charging bear. Mishlei 28:15


+ 161 A ruler without wisdom will be cruel, but the one who refuses to take dishonest money will rule a long time. Mishlei 28:16


+ 167 Donít help those who are guilty of murder; let them run until they die. Mishlei 28:17


+ 176 Innocent people will be kept safe, but those who are dishonest will suddenly be ruined. Mishlei 28:18


+ 179 Those who work their land will have plenty of food, but the ones who chase empty dreams instead will end up poor. Mishlei 28:19


+ 211 A truthful person will have many blessings, but those eager to get rich will be punished. Mishlei 28:20


+ 157 It is not good for a judge to take sides, but some will sin for only a piece of bread. Mishlei 28:21


+ 194 Selfish people are in a hurry to get rich and do not realize they soon will be poor. Mishlei 28:22


+ 169 Those who correct others will later be liked more than those who give false praise. Mishlei 28:23


+ 169 Whoever robs father or mother and says, ďItís not wrong,Ē is just like someone who destroys things. Mishlei 28:24


+ 158 A greedy person causes trouble, but the one who trusts the Lord will succeed. Mishlei 28:25


+ 154 Those who trust in themselves are foolish, but those who live wisely will be kept safe. Mishlei 28:26


+ 169 Whoever gives to the poor will have everything he needs, but the one who ignores the poor will receive many curses. Mishlei 28:27


+ 158 When the wicked get control, everybody hides, but when they die, good people do well. Mishlei 28:28


+ 186 Whoever is stubborn after being corrected many times will suddenly be hurt beyond cure. Mishlei 29:1


+ 158 When good people do well, everyone is happy, but when evil people rule, everyone groans. Mishlei 29:2


+ 181 Those who love wisdom make their parents happy, but friends of prostitutes waste their money. Mishlei 29:3


+ 154 If a king is fair, he makes his country strong, but if he takes gifts dishonestly, he tears his country down. Mishlei 29:4


+ 159 Those who give false praise to their neighbors are setting a trap for them. Mishlei 29:5


+ 161 Evil people are trapped by their own sin, but good people can sing and be happy. Mishlei 29:6


+ 151 Good people care about justice for the poor, but the wicked are not concerned. Mishlei 29:7


+ 157 People who make fun of wisdom cause trouble in a city, but wise people calm anger down. Mishlei 29:8


+ 164 When a wise person takes a foolish person to court, the fool only shouts or laughs, and there is no peace. Mishlei 29:9


+ 171 Murderers hate an honest person and try to kill those who do right. Mishlei 29:10


+ 163 Foolish people lose their tempers, but wise people control theirs. Mishlei 29:11


+ 152 If a ruler pays attention to lies, all his officers will become wicked. Mishlei 29:12


+ 185 The poor person and the cruel person are alike in that the Lord gave eyes to both of them. Mishlei 29:13


+ 179 If a king judges poor people fairly, his government will continue forever. Mishlei 29:14


+ 175 Correction and punishment make children wise, but those left alone will disgrace their mother. Mishlei 29:15


+ 190 When there are many wicked people, there is much sin, but those who do right will see them destroyed. Mishlei 29:16


+ 176 Correct your children, and you will be proud; they will give you satisfaction. Mishlei 29:17


+ 186 Where there is no word from God, people are uncontrolled, but those who obey what they have been taught are happy. Mishlei 29:18


+ 169 Words alone cannot correct a servant, because even if they understand, they wonít respond. Mishlei 29:19


+ 173 Do you see people who speak too quickly? There is more hope for a foolish person than for them. Mishlei 29:20


+ 172 If you spoil your servants when they are young, they will bring you grief later on. Mishlei 29:21


+ 143 An angry person causes trouble; a person with a quick temper sins a lot. Mishlei 29:22


+ 144 Pride will ruin people, but those who are humble will be honored. Mishlei 29:23


+ 160 Partners of thieves are their own worst enemies. If they have to testify in court, they are afraid to say anything. Mishlei 29:24


+ 175 Being afraid of people can get you into trouble, but if you trust the Lord, you will be safe. Mishlei 29:25


+ 137 Many people want to speak to a ruler, but justice comes only from the Lord. Mishlei 29:26


+ 183 Good people hate those who are dishonest, and the wicked hate those who are honest. Mishlei 29:27


+ 156 These are the words of Agur son of Jakeh. This is his message to Ithiel and Ucal: Mishlei 30:1


+ 160 I am the most stupid person there is, and I have no understanding. Mishlei 30:2


+ 167 I have not learned to be wise, and I donít know much about God, the Holy One. Mishlei 30:3


+ 194 Who has gone up to heaven and come back down?
Who can hold the wind in his hand?
Who can gather up the waters in his coat?
Who has set in place the ends of the earth?
What is his name or his sonís name?
Tell me, if you know!
Mishlei 30:4


+ 180 Every word of God is true. He guards those who come to him for safety. Mishlei 30:5


+ 166 Do not add to his words, or he will correct you and prove you are a liar. Mishlei 30:6


+ 157 I ask two things from you, Lord. Donít refuse me before I die. Mishlei 30:7


+ 169 Keep me from lying and being dishonest. And donít make me either rich or poor; just give me enough food for each day. Mishlei 30:8


+ 172 If I have too much, I might reject you and say, ĎI donít know the Lord.í
If I am poor, I might steal and disgrace the name of my God.
Mishlei 30:9


+ 192 Do not say bad things about servants to their masters, or they will curse you, and you will suffer for it. Mishlei 30:10


+ 185 Some people curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers. Mishlei 30:11


+ 162 Some people think they are pure, but they are not really free from evil. Mishlei 30:12


+ 156 Some people have such a proud look! They look down on others. Mishlei 30:13


+ 165 Some people have teeth like swords; their jaws seem full of knives. They want to remove the poor from the earth and the needy from the land. Mishlei 30:14


+ 162 ďGreed has two daughters named ĎGiveí and ĎGive.í
There are three things that are never satisfied,
really four that never say, ĎIíve had enough!í:
Mishlei 30:15


+ 168 the cemetery, the childless mother, the land that never gets enough rain, and fire that never says, ĎIíve had enough!í Mishlei 30:16


+ 171 If you make fun of your father and refuse to obey your mother, the birds of the valley will peck out your eyes, and the vultures will eat them. Mishlei 30:17


+ 165 There are three things that are too hard for me, really four I donít understand: Mishlei 30:18


+ 207 The way an eagle flies in the sky, the way a snake slides over a rock, the way a ship sails on the sea, and the way a man and a woman fall in love. Mishlei 30:19


+ 157 ďThis is the way of a woman who takes part in adultery: She acts as if she had eaten and washed her face; she says, ĎI havenít done anything wrong.í Mishlei 30:20


+ 156 There are three things that make the earth tremble, really four it cannot stand: Mishlei 30:21


+ 168 ņ servant who becomes a king, a foolish person who has plenty to eat, Mishlei 30:22


+ 166 A hated woman who gets married, and a maid who replaces her mistress. Mishlei 30:23


+ 170 There are four things on earth that are small, but they are very wise: Mishlei 30:24


+ 138 Ants are not very strong, but they store up food in the summer. Mishlei 30:25


+ 143 Rock badgers are not very powerful, but they can live among the rocks. Mishlei 30:26


+ 153 Locusts have no king, but they all go forward in formation. Mishlei 30:27


+ 151 Lizards can be caught in the hand, but they are found even in kingsí palaces. Mishlei 30:28


+ 171 There are three things that strut proudly, really four that walk as if they were important: Mishlei 30:29


+ 190 A lion, the proudest animal, which is strong and runs from nothing, Mishlei 30:30


+ 166 A rooster, a male goat, and a king when his army is around him. Mishlei 30:31


+ 181 If you have been foolish and proud, or if you have planned evil, shut your mouth. Mishlei 30:32


+ 159 Just as stirring milk makes butter, and twisting noses makes them bleed, so stirring up anger causes trouble. Mishlei 30:33


+ 190 These are the words of King Lemuel, the message his mother taught him: Mishlei 31:1


+ 191 My son, I gave birth to you. You are the son I prayed for. Mishlei 30:2


+ 149 Donít waste your strength on women or your time on those who ruin kings. Mishlei 30:3


+ 167 Kings should not drink wine, Lemuel, and rulers should not desire beer. Mishlei 30:4


+ 150 If they drink, they might forget the law and keep the needy from getting their rights. Mishlei 31:5


+ 172 Give beer to people who are dying and wine to those who are sad. Mishlei 31:6


+ 164 Let them drink and forget their need and remember their misery no more. Mishlei 31:7


+ 170 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; defend the rights of all those who have nothing. Mishlei 31:8


+ 174 Speak up and judge fairly, and defend the rights of the poor and needy. Mishlei 31:9


+ 176 It is hard to find a good wife, because she is worth more than rubies. Mishlei 31:10


+ 207 Her husband trusts her completely. With her, he has everything he needs. Mishlei 31:11


+ 196 She does him good and not harm for as long as she lives. Mishlei 31:12


+ 172 She looks for wool and flax and likes to work with her hands. Mishlei 31:13


+ 175 She is like a traderís ship, bringing food from far away. Mishlei 31:14


+ 197 She gets up while it is still dark and prepares food for her family and feeds her servant girls. Mishlei 31:15


+ 161 She inspects a field and buys it. With money she earned, she plants a vineyard. Mishlei 31:16


+ 151 She does her work with energy, and her arms are strong. Mishlei 31:17


+ 187 She knows that what she makes is good. Her lamp burns late into the night. Mishlei 31:18


+ 167 She makes thread with her hands and weaves her own cloth. Mishlei 31:19


+ 184 She welcomes the poor and helps the needy. Mishlei 31:20


+ 168 She does not worry about her family when it snows, because they all have fine clothes to keep them warm. Mishlei 31:21


+ 162 She makes coverings for herself; her clothes are made of linen and other expensive material. Mishlei 31:22


+ 169 Her husband is known at the city meetings, where he makes decisions as one of the leaders of the land. Mishlei 31:23


+ 187 She makes linen clothes and sells them and provides belts to the merchants. Mishlei 31:24


+ 177 She is strong and is respected by the people. She looks forward to the future with joy. Mishlei 31:25


+ 155 She speaks wise words and teaches others to be kind. Mishlei 31:26


+ 180 She watches over her family and never wastes her time. Mishlei 31:27


+ 158 Her children speak well of her. Her husband also praises her, Mishlei 31:28


+ 169 Saying, ďThere are many fine women, but you are better than all of them.Ē Mishlei 31:29


+ 186 Charm can fool you, and beauty can trick you, but a woman who respects the Lord should be praised. Mishlei 31:30


+ 202 Give her the reward she has earned; she should be praised in public for what she has done. Mishlei 31:31