Mashal in the Hebrew.



1Kings 4:32  And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.

The books of the Kings reveals Solomon's request for wisdom and understanding. Proverbs is a collection of wise sayings, expressed in short maxims, for the moral guidance of Yahweh's people.

This wisdom is essentially concerned with daily affairs and the duties of this life, or 'divine understanding applied to earthly circumstances'.

These proverbs cam be divided into six parts:

Chapters 1-7

Addressed – in each chapter – to 'my son' or 'you children' clearly therefore from a father to his family.

The main theme is the simple difference between right and wrong.

Chapters 8-9

The main theme is the wisdom of goodness.

Chapters 10-19

The main theme is the folly of wrong-doing.

Chapters 20-29

Various warnings and instructions.

Chapter 30

The words of Agur, somewhat of a prophet and he had knowledge of the book of Job.

Chapter 31

The words of King Lemuel, thought to have been a king in Arabia, and descended from Ishmael.

This brief chapter records what his mother taught him. The first nine verses are her councils as to what is fitting for Kings. Then follows a description of 'a virtuous woman'.

Lemuel is also a symbolic name for Solomon, so it may just be Solomon.



The reward of wisdom

Proverbs 1:1  The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

Ecclesiastes 12:9  And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.

 1:2  To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive (understand) the words of understanding (discernment);

 1:3  To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

 1:4  To give subtilty (prudence) to the simple(minded), to the young man knowledge and discretion.

 1:5  A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

 1:6  To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings (riddles).

Psalm 78:2  I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

 1:7  The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Job 28:28  And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of Yahweh, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 111:10  The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: His praise endureth for ever.

Sirach 1:14  To fear Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom: and it was created with the faithful in the womb.

 1:8  My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother:

 1:9  For they shall be an ornament of grace unto your head, and chains (necklace) about your neck.

 1:10  My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not.

 1:11  If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

Jeremiah 5:26  For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

 1:12  Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

Psalm 28:1  A Psalm of David. Unto thee will I cry, O Yahweh my Rock; be not silent to me: lest, if You be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

 1:13  We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

 1:14  Cast in your lot among us; let us all have one purse:

 1:15  My son, walk not you in the way with them; refrain your foot from their path:

Psalm 1:1  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

 1:16  For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

 1:17  Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

 1:18  And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.

 1:19  So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

1Timothy 6:10  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

 1:20  Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

John 7:37  In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink.

 1:21  She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,

 1:22  How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

 1:23  Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

 1:24  Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

Isaiah 66:4  I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before Mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.

Jeremiah 7:13  And now, because ye have done all these works, saith Yahweh, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not;

 1:25  But you have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

Psalm 107:11  Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:

 1:26  I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

Psalm 2:4  He that sitteth in the skies shall laugh: Yahweh shall have them in derision.

 1:27  When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

 1:28  Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

Job 27:9  Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?

 1:29  For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of (hold in awe) Yahweh:

 1:30  They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

Psalm 81:11  But My people would not hearken to My voice; and Israel would none of Me.

 1:31  Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

Job 4:8  Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

Isaiah 3:11  Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

Jeremiah 6:19  Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto My words, nor to My law, but rejected it.

 1:32  For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

 1:33  But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil (harm).

Psalm 25:12  What man is he that feareth Yahweh? him shall He teach in the way that He shall choose.

Psalm 112:7  He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in Yahweh.



The blessing of wisdom

Proverbs 2:1  My son, if you wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with you;

 2:2  So that you incline your ear unto wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;

 2:3  Yea, if you criest after knowledge, and liftest up your voice for understanding;

 2:4  If you seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

 2:5  Then shalt you understand the fear (awe) of Yahweh, and find the knowledge of God.

 2:6  For Yahweh giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

1Kings 3:9  Give therefore Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this Your so great a people?

James 1:5  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

 2:7  He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: He is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

Psalm 84:11  For Yahweh God is a sun and shield: Yahweh will give grace (favor) and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.

 2:8  He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of His saints.

1Samuel 2:9  He will keep the feet of His saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

 2:9  Then shalt you understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

 2:10  When wisdom entereth into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto your soul;

 2:11  Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you:

 2:12  To deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward (perverse) things;

The Septuagint ends as: '...and from the man that speaks nothing faithfully.'

Faith simply means allegiance. We are either loyal or we are not.

 2:13  Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

John 3:19  And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

 2:14  Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness (perversity) of the wicked;

Jeremiah 11:15  What hath My beloved to do in Mine house, seeing she hath wrought lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from thee? when thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest.

 2:15  Whose ways are crooked, and they froward (devious) in their paths:

Psalm 125:5  As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, Yahweh shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

 2:16  To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;

Septuagint: 16  to remove thee far from the straight way, and to estrange thee from a righteous purpose. My son, let not evil counsel overtake thee,

 2:17  Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.

Malachi 2:14  Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because Yahweh hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.

15  And did not He make one? Yet had He the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That He might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

 2:18  For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.

 2:19  None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.

 2:20  That you mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

 2:21  For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

Psalm 37:29  The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.

 2:22  But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Job 18:17  His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.

Psalm 37:28  For Yahweh loveth judgment, and forsaketh not His saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.



Proverbs 3:1  My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:

 3:2  For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to you.

Psalm 119:165  Great peace have they which love Your law: and nothing shall offend them.

 3:3  Let not mercy and truth forsake you: bind them about your neck; write them upon the table of your heart:

 3:4  So shalt you find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man (Adam).

 3:5  Trust in Yahweh with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.

 3:6  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Jeremiah 10:23  O Yahweh, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

 3:7  Be not wise in your own eyes: fear (revere) Yahweh, and depart from evil.

Romans 12:16  Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

 3:8  It shall be health to your navel, and marrow to your bones.

 3:9  Honour Yahweh with your substance, and with the firstfruits of all your increase:

 3:10  So shall your barns be filled with plenty, and your presses shall burst out with new wine.

Deuteronomy 28:8  Yahweh shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and He shall bless thee in the land which Yahweh thy God giveth thee.

 3:11  My son, despise not the chastening of Yahweh; neither be weary of His correction:

Job 5:17  Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty:

Psalm 94:12  Blessed is the man whom You chastenest, O Yahweh, and teachest him out of Your law;

 3:12  For whom Yahweh loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Deuteronomy 8:5  You shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so Yahweh your God chasteneth you.

 3:13  Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

 3:14  For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

Job 28:13  Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.

Psalm 19:10  More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

 3:15  She is more precious than rubies: and all the things you canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

Matthew 13:44  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

 3:16  Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

 3:17  Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

Matthew 11:29  Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

 3:18  She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

Genesis 2:9  And out of the ground made Yahweh God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

 3:19  Yahweh by wisdom hath founded the earth (land); by understanding hath He established the heavens (skies).

Psalm 104:24  O Yahweh, how manifold are Your works! in wisdom hast You made them all: the earth is full of Your riches.

 3:20  By His knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

 3:21  My son, let not them depart from your eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

 3:22  So shall they be life unto your soul, and grace to your neck.

 3:23  Then shalt you walk in your way safely, and your foot shall not stumble.

Psalm 37:24  Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for Yahweh upholdeth him with His hand.

 3:24  When you liest down, you shalt not be afraid: yea, you shalt lie down, and your sleep shall be sweet.

Leviticus 26:6  And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.

 3:25  Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

 3:26  For Yahweh shall be your confidence, and shall keep your foot from being taken.

 3:27  Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.

Romans 13:7  Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

Galatians 6:10  As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

 3:28  Say not unto your neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when you hast it by you.

Leviticus 19:13  Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

 3:29  Devise not evil against your neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by you.

 3:30  Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done you no harm.

Romans 12:18  If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

 3:31  Envy you not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

Psalm 36:1  The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

 3:32  For the froward (devious) is abomination to Yahweh: but His secret (council) is with the righteous.

 3:33  The curse of Yahweh is in the house of the wicked: but He blesseth the habitation of the just.

Zechariah 5:3  Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.

5:4  I will bring it forth, saith Yahweh of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by My name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.

Malachi 2:2  If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto My name, saith  Yahweh of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.

Psalm 1:3  And he (the just) shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

 3:34  Surely He scorneth the scorners: but He giveth grace (favor) unto the lowly.

James 4:6  But He giveth more grace (favor). Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace (favor) unto the humble.

1Peter 5:5  Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace (favor) to the humble.

 3:35  The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.



Proverbs 4:1  Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Psalm 34:11  Come, ye children, hearken unto Me: I will teach you the fear of Yahweh.

 4:2  For I give you good doctrine, forsake you not my law.

 4:3  For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

1Chronicles 29:1  Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for Yahweh God.

 4:4  He taught me also, and said unto me, Let your heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

 4:5  Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

 4:6  Forsake her not, and she shall preserve you: love her, and she shall keep you.

 4:7  Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.

Matthew 13:44  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

Luke 10:42  But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

 4:8  Exalt her, and she shall promote you: she shall bring you to honour, when you dost embrace her.

1Samuel 2:30  Wherefore Yahweh God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before Me for ever: but now Yahweh saith, Be it far from Me; for them that honour Me I will honour, and they that despise Me shall be lightly esteemed.

 4:9  She shall give to your head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to you.

 4:10  Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of your life shall be many.

 4:11  I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.

 4:12  When you goest, your steps shall not be straitened; and when you runnest, you shalt not stumble.

Psalm 18:36  You hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

 4:13  Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is your life.

 4:14  Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

Psalm 1:1  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

 4:15  Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.

 4:16  For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

 4:17  For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

 4:18  But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Matthew 5:14  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

5:45  That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

 4:19  The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

1Samuel 2:9  He will keep the feet of His saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

 4:20  My son, attend to my words; incline your ear unto my sayings.

 4:21  Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart.

 4:22  For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

 4:23  Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

 4:24  Put away from you a froward (deceitful) mouth, and perverse lips put far from you.

 4:25  Let your eyes look right on, and let your eyelids look straight before you.

 4:26  Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.

 4:27  Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove your foot from evil.

Deuteronomy 5:32  Ye shall observe to do therefore as Yahweh your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.



Use discretion regarding the foreign woman. Do not race-mix!

Proverbs 5:1  My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow your ear to my understanding:

 5:2  That you mayest regard discretion, and that your lips may keep knowledge.

Matthew 2:7  Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

 5:3  For the lips of a strange (adulturous racial alien) woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

 5:4  But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.

Ecclesiastes 7:26  And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.

Hebrews 4:12  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

 5:5  Her (the strange woman's) feet go down to death; her steps take hold on (of) hell.

 5:6  Lest you shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that you canst not know them.

Septuagint: 6  For she goes not upon the paths of life; but her ways are slippery, and not easily known.

 5:7  Hear me now therefore, O you children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

 5:8  Remove your way (of life) far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:

 5:9  Lest you give your honour unto others, and your years unto the cruel:

 5:10  Lest strangers (racial aliens) be filled with your wealth; and your labours be in the house of a stranger;

 5:11  And you mourn at the last, when your flesh and your body are consumed,

 5:12  And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

 5:13  And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

 5:14  I was almost in all evil (circumstances) in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

 5:15  Drink waters out of your own cistern, and running waters out of your own well.

Here in 15-17 is the admonition against race-mixing.

The cistern and well are metaphors for your wife. Your own race partner.

 5:16  Let your fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.

Fountains is a metaphor for sexual pleasures. Rivers of waters is are your sexual seed.

 5:17  Let them be only your own (own race, wife, partner), and not strangers' (racial aliens) with you.

 5:18  Let your fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of your youth.

Your relations with your partner are to be private.

Malachi 2:14  Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because Yahweh hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.

 5:19  Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy you at all times; and be you ravished always with her love.

Song of Solomon 2:9  My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.

 5:20  And why wilt you, my son, be ravished with a strange (racial alien) woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger (racial alien)?

 5:21  For the ways of man are before the eyes of Yahweh, and He pondereth all his goings.

2Chronicles 16:9  For the eyes of Yahweh run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

Job 31:4  Doth not He see my ways, and count all my steps?

 5:22  His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

Psalm 9:15  The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

 5:23  He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.



The dangers of idleness

Proverbs 6:1  My son, if you be surety for your friend, if you hast stricken your hand with a stranger,

 6:2  You art snared with the words of your mouth, you art taken with the words of your mouth.

 6:3  Do this now, my son, and deliver yourself, when you art come into the hand (power) of your friend; go, humble yourself, and make sure (win back) your friend.

 6:4  Give not sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids.

Psalm 132:4  I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,

 6:5  Deliver yourself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

 6:6  Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

Job 12:7  But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:

 6:7  Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

 6:8  Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

 6:9  How long wilt you sleep, O sluggard? when wilt you arise out of your sleep?

 6:10  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

 6:11  So shall your poverty come as one that travelleth, and your want as an armed man.

 6:12  A naughty (worthless) person (Adam), a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.

 6:13  He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;

Job 15:12  Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,

 6:14  Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.

Micah 2:1  Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.

 6:15  Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.

Jeremiah 19:11  And shalt say unto them, Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; Even so will I break this people and this city, as one breaketh a potter's vessel, that cannot be made whole again: and they shall bury them in Tophet, till there be no place to bury.

2Chronicles 36:16  But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised His words, and misused His prophets, until the wrath of Yahweh arose against His people, till there was no remedy.

Verse 16 starts a new subject.

 6:16  These six things doth Yahweh hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

 6:17  A proud look (exalted appearance), a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Psalm 101:5  Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

 6:18  An heart (mind) that deviseth wicked imaginations (evil schemes), feet that be swift in running to mischief,

Genesis 6:5  And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Isaiah 59:7  Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.

 6:19  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Psalm 27:12  Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

 6:20  My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not the law of your mother:

Ephesians 6:1  Children, obey your parents in the Prince: for this is right.

 6:21  Bind them continually upon your heart, and tie them about your neck.

 6:22  When you goest, it shall lead you; when you sleepest, it shall keep you; and when you awakest, it shall talk with you.

 6:23  For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Septuagint: 23  For the commandment of the law is a lamp and a light; a way of life; reproof also and correction:

Psalm 19:8  The statutes of Yahweh are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of Yahweh is pure, enlightening the eyes.

 6:24  To keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange (racial alien) woman.

 6:25  Lust not after her beauty in your heart; neither let her take you with her eyelids.

 6:26  For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

Genesis 39:14  That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he (Joseph) came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:

 6:27  Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

 6:28  Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?

 6:29  So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

 6:30  Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;

 6:31  But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

 6:32  But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

 6:33  A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.

 6:34  For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

 6:35  He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though you givest many gifts.

This guy won't be bought off, he will come for you if you go into his wife.



Dangers of adultery

Proverbs 7:1  My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with you.

 7:2  Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple (pupil) of your eye.

Leviticus 18:5  Ye shall therefore keep My statutes, and My judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am Yahweh.

 7:3  Bind them upon your fingers, write them upon the table of your heart.

Deuteronomy 6:8  And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.

11:18  Therefore shall ye lay up these My words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

 7:4  Say unto wisdom, You art my sister; and call understanding your kinswoman:

 7:5  That they may keep you from the strange (racially alien) woman, from the stranger (adulterous) which flattereth with her words.

 7:6  For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,

 7:7  And beheld among the simple (minded) ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

 7:8  Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,

 7:9  In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:

Job 24:15  The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.

 7:10  And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

 7:11  (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:

1Timothy 5:13  And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

 7:12  Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)

 7:13  So she caught him (the simple minded youth), and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,

 7:14  I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.

 7:15  Therefore came I forth to meet you, diligently to seek your face, and I have found you.

 7:16  I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

Isaiah 19:9  Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded.

 7:17  I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

 7:18  Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.

 7:19  For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:

 7:20  He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed (full moon).

 7:21  With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

 7:22  He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

 7:23  Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

Ecclesiastes 9:12  For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

 7:24  Hearken unto me now therefore, O you children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

 7:25  Let not your heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.

 7:26  For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.

Nehemiah 13:26  Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin.

 7:27  Her house is the way to hell (land of the dead), going down to the chambers of death.



Chapters 8-9 The wisdom of goodness.

The call of wisdom

Proverbs 8:1  Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

 8:2  She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

 8:3  She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.

 8:4  Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man (Adam).

 8:5  O you simple (minded), understand wisdom: and, you fools, be you of an understanding heart.

 8:6  Hear; for I will speak of excellent (nobel) things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

 8:7  For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

 8:8  All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward (devious) or perverse in them.

 8:9  They are all plain to him that understandeth, and (up)right to them that find knowledge.

 8:10  Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

 8:11  For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

Job 28:15  It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

Psalm 19:10  More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

 8:12  I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

 8:13  The fear of Yahweh is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way (of life), and the froward (perverse) mouth, do I hate.

 8:14  Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

 8:15  By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

 8:16  By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth (land).

 8:17  I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

Psalm 91:14  Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My name.

 8:18  Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.

 8:19  My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.

 8:20  I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

 8:21  That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.  (Sirach 24:1-22)

 8:22  Yahweh possessed (created) me in the beginning of His way, before His works of old.

Sirach 1:4  Wisdom hath been created before all things, and the understanding of prudence from everlasting.

1:9  He created her, and saw her, and numbered her, and poured her out upon all His works.

 8:23  I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth (land) was.

Psalm 2:6  Yet have I set My king upon My holy hill of Zion.

 8:24  When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

 8:25  Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

Job 15:7  Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?

15:8  Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to yourself?

 8:26  While as yet He had not made the earth (land), nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

 8:27  When He prepared (created) the heavens (skies), I was there: when He set a compass (horizon) upon the face of the depth:

 8:28  When He established the clouds above: when He strengthened the fountains of the deep:

 8:29  When He gave to the sea his (it's) decree, that the waters should not pass His commandment: when He appointed the foundations of the earth (land):

 8:30  Then I was by Him (as a craftsman), as one brought up with Him: and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him;

 8:31  Rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth (land); and my delights were with the sons of men (Adam).

Psalm 16:3  But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all My delight.

 8:32  Now therefore hearken unto me, O you children: for blessed are they that keep my ways (the ways of wisdom).

Psalm 119:1  ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of Yahweh.

119:2  Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart.

Luke 11:28  But He said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

 8:33  Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.

 8:34  Blessed is the man (Adam) that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

 8:35  For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of Yahweh.

 8:36  But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.



Wisdom and folly

Proverbs 9:1  Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

 9:2  She hath killed her beasts (for sacrifice); she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.

Matthew 22:4  Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.

 9:3  She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

 9:4  Whoso is simple (naive), let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

Psalm 19:7  The law of Yahweh is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of Yahweh is sure, making wise the simple.

 9:5  Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.

Song of Solomon 5:1  I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.

Isaiah 55:1  Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

 9:6  Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

 9:7  He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

 9:8  Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.

 9:9  Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Matthew 13:12  For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

 9:10  The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Job 28:28  And unto man He said, Behold, the fear of Yahweh, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

 9:11  For by me your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life shall be increased.

 9:12  If you be wise, you shalt be wise for yourself: but if you scornest, you alone shalt bear it.

Job 35:6  If thou sinnest, what doest thou against Him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto Him?

35:7  If thou be righteous, what givest thou Him? or what receiveth He of thine hand?

 9:13  A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

 9:14  For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

 9:15  To call passengers who go right on their ways:

 9:16  Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

 9:17  Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

 9:18  But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell (the land of the dead).



Chapters 10-19 The folly of wrong-doing.

Proverbs 10:1  The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

 10:2  Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

 10:3  Yahweh will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but He casteth away the substance of the wicked.

 10:4  He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

 10:5  He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

 10:6  Blessings are upon the head of the just (righteous): but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

 10:7  The memory of the just (righteous) is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

Psalm 112:6  Surely he (a good man) shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

 10:8  The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

 10:9  He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

Psalm 23:4  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for You art with me; Your rod and Your staff they comfort me.

Isaiah 33:15  He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

33:16  He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

 10:10  He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

Psalm 14:1  The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

 10:11  The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Psalm 37:30  The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

Psalm 107:42  The righteous shall see it (a well life), and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

 10:12  Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

James 5:20  Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

1Peter 4:8  And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

 10:13  In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

 10:14  Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

 10:15  The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

 10:16  The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

 10:17  He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

Septuagint ends: '...but instruction unchastened goes astray.'

 10:18  He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

 10:19  In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

 10:20  The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart (mind) of the wicked is little worth.

 10:21  The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

 10:22  The blessing of Yahweh, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it.

 10:23  It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

 10:24  The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

Job 15:21  A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him (the wicked).

Psalm 145:19  He will fulfil the desire of them (the righteous) that fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them.

Matthew 5:6  Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

 10:25  As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

 10:26  As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

 10:27  The fear of Yahweh prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

 10:28  The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

Job 8:13  So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:

 10:29  The way of Yahweh is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

Psalm 1:6  For Yahweh knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

 10:30  The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth (land).

 10:31  The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward (perverse) tongue shall be cut out.

Psalm 37:30  The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

 10:32  The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.



Proverbs 11:1  A false balance is abomination to Yahweh: but a just weight is his delight.

 11:2  When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

 11:3  The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

 11:4  Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

 11:5  The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

 11:6  The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.

 11:7  When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

 11:8  The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

 11:9  An hypocrite (impious) with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

 11:10  When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

 11:11  By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

 11:12  He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

 11:13  A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

Leviticus 19:16  Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am Yahweh.

 11:14  Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

1Kings 12:1  And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.

 11:15  He that is surety (on a debt) for a stranger (racial alien) shall smart (suffer) for it: and he that hateth suretiship (shaking hands in pledge) is sure.

 11:16  A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.

 11:17  The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

Matthew 5:7  Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

 11:18  The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

Hosea 10:12  Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek Yahweh, till He come and rain righteousness upon you.

 11:19  As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

 11:20  They that are of a froward (perverse) heart (mind) are abomination to Yahweh: but such as are upright in their way are His delight.

 11:21  Though hand join in hand (By the hand), the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

The Septuagint has: 21  He that unjustly strikes hands shall not be unpunished:...”

Psalm 112:2  His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

 11:22  As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

 11:23  The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

Romans 2:8  But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

2:9  Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Judaean first, and also of the Greek;

The Judaean represents Israelites of the house of Judah. The Greek represents Israelites of the house of Israel, also known as the dispersed nations of Israel (the uncircumcised).

 11:24  There is that scattereth (shares), and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

Psalm 112:9  He hath dispersed, He hath given to the poor; His righteousness endureth for ever; His horn shall be exalted with honour.

 11:25  The liberal soul (generous person) shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

 11:26  He that withholdeth corn (grain), the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

Amos 8:5  Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?

8:6  That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

Job 29:13  The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

 11:27  He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

 11:28  He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

Job 31:24  If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

Mark 10:24  And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

 11:29  He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Ecclesiastes 5:16  And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for the wind?

 11:30  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

Daniel 12:3  And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

 11:31  Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth (land): much more the wicked and the sinner.

Jeremiah 25:29  For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by My name, and should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the land, saith Yahweh of hosts.



Righteous behavior

Proverbs 12:1  Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

Sirach 21:6  He that hateth to be reproved is in the way of sinners: but he that feareth Yahweh will repent from his heart.

 12:2  A good man obtaineth favour of Yahweh: but a man of wicked devices will He condemn.

 12:3  A man (Adam) shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

 12:4  A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

 12:5  The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

 12:6  The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

 12:7  The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

Psalm 37:36  Yet he (the wicked) passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

 12:8  A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart (twisted of mind) shall be despised.

 12:9  He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

 12:10  A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

Deuteronomy 25:4  Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.

 12:11  He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

 12:12  The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

 12:13  The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

2Peter 2:9  The Prince knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

 12:14  A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's (Adam's) hands shall be rendered unto him.

 12:15  The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

Luke 18:11  The Pharisee (Jew) stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank Thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

18:14  I tell you, this man (the repentant publican) went down to his house justified rather than the other (the Pharisee Jew): for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

 12:16  A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

 12:17  He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

 12:18  There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Psalm 57:4  My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 64:3  Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

 12:19  The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

 12:20  Deceit is in the heart (mind) of them that imagine (plant, plot) evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

 12:21  There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

 12:22  Lying lips are abomination to Yahweh: but they that deal truly are His delight.

 12:23  A prudent man (Adam) concealeth knowledge: but the heart (mind) of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

 12:24  The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute (forced labor).

 12:25  Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

 12:26  The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

 12:27  The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man (Adam) is precious.

 12:28  In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.



Proverbs 13:1  A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

 13:2  A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

 13:3  He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Psalm 39:1  I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

 13:4  The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

 13:5  A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

 13:6  Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

 13:7  There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

 13:8  The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

 13:9  The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

 13:10  Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

 13:11  Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

 13:12  Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

The Septuagint: 12  Better is he that begins to help heartily, than he that promises and leads another to hope: for a good desire is a tree of life.

 13:13  Whoso despiseth the word (of Yahweh) shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

 13:14  The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Septuagint: 14  The law of the wise is fountain of life: but the man void of understanding shall die by a snare.

 13:15  Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

 13:16  Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

 13:17  A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

 13:18  Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

 13:19  The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

 13:20  He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

 13:21  Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

Psalm 32:10  Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in Yahweh, mercy shall compass him about.

 13:22  A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

 13:23  Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

 13:24  He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

 13:25  The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

Psalm 34:10  The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek Yahweh shall not want any good thing.

Psalm 37:3  Trust in Yahweh, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.



Proverbs 14:1  Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

 14:2  He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Yahweh: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

Romans 2:4  Or despisest thou the riches of His goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

 14:3  In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

 14:4  Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

 14:5  A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

Exodus 20:16  Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Exodus 23:1  Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

 14:6  A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

 14:7  Go from the presence of a foolish man, when you perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

 14:8  The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

 14:9  Fools make a mock at sin (the guilt offering): but among the righteous there is favour (acceptance).

 14:10  The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

 14:11  The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

Job 8:15  He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

 14:12  There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Romans 6:21  What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

 14:13  Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

 14:14  The backslider in heart (his mind) shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

 14:15  The simple (minded) believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

 14:16  A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

 14:17  He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

 14:18  The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

 14:19  The evil (shall) bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

 14:20  The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

 14:21  He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

Psalm 41:1  Blessed is he that considereth the poor: Yahweh will deliver him in time of trouble.

Psalm 112:9  He hath dispersed, He hath given to the poor; His righteousness endureth for ever; His horn shall be exalted with honour.

 14:22  Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

 14:23  In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury (poverty).

 14:24  The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

 14:25  A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

 14:26  In the fear of Yahweh is strong confidence: and His children shall have a place of refuge.

 14:27  The fear of Yahweh is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Septuagint: 27  The commandment of Yahweh is a fountain of life; and it causes men to turn aside from the snare of death

 14:28  In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

 14:29  He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

James 1:19  Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

 14:30  A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Psalm 112:10  The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

 14:31  He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth Him hath mercy on the poor.

 14:32  The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

Job 13:15  Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him: but I will maintain mine own ways before Him.

Psalm 23:4  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for You art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.

2Corinthians 1:9  But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:

 14:33  Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

 14:34  Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

 14:35  The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

Matthew 24:45  Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?



Proverbs 15:1  A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

 15:2  The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

 15:3  The eyes of Yahweh are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Job 34:21  For His eyes are upon the ways of man, and He seeth all his goings.

Hebrews 4:13  Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.

 15:4  A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

 15:5  A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

 15:6  In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

 15:7  The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

 15:8  The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Yahweh: but the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Isaiah 1:11  To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto Me? saith Yahweh: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.

 15:9  The way of the wicked is an abomination unto Yahweh: but He loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

 15:10  Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

1Kings 22:8  And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of Yahweh: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

 15:11  Hell and destruction are before Yahweh: how much more then the hearts of the children of men (Adam)?

Job 26:6  Hell is naked before Him, and destruction hath no covering.

 15:12  A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

 15:13  A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

 15:14  The heart (mind) of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

 15:15  All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

 15:16  Better is little with the fear of Yahweh than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Psalm 37:16  A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

1Timothy 6:6  But godliness with contentment is great gain.

 15:17  Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

 15:18  A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

 15:19  The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

 15:20  A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

 15:21  Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

 15:22  Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

 15:23  A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

 15:24  The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell (the land of the dead) beneath.

Philippians 3:20  For our conversation (conduct) is in heaven (righteousness); from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Prince Jesus Christ:

 15:25  Yahweh will destroy the house of the proud: but He will establish the border of the widow.

Psalm 68:5  A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in His holy habitation.

68:6  God setteth the solitary in families: He bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

 15:26  The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to Yahweh: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

 15:27  He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

 15:28  The heart (mind) of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

 15:29  Yahweh is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

 15:30  The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.

 15:31  The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

Those who hear and respond to the correction and chastening of maintenance of the life we are supposed to live are among the wise. Maintenance is also a definition of life.

 15:32  He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

 15:33  The fear of Yahweh is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.



Proverbs 16:1  The preparations of the heart (mind) in man (Adam), and the answer of the tongue, is from Yahweh.

Jeremiah 10:23  O Yahweh, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

Matthew 10:19  But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

 16:2  All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Yahweh weigheth the spirits.

 16:3  Commit your works unto Yahweh, and your thoughts shall be established.

Psalm 37:5  Commit thy way unto Yahweh; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.

 16:4  Yahweh hath made all things for Himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

 16:5  Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to Yahweh: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

 16:6  By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of Yahweh men depart from evil.

Tobit 12:9  For alms doth deliver from death, and shall purge away all sin. Those that exercise alms and righteousness shall be filled with life:

 16:7  When a man's (Adam's) ways please Yahweh, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

 16:8  Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

Psalm 37:16  A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

 16:9  A man's heart deviseth his way: but Yahweh directeth his steps.

Jeremiah 10:23  O Yahweh, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

 16:10  A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.

 16:11  A just weight and balance are Yahweh's: all the weights of the bag are His work.

Leviticus 19:36  Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am Yahweh your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.

 16:12  It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

 16:13  Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

 16:14  The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

 16:15  In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter (spring) rain.

Job 29:23  And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

 16:16  How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

 16:17  The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

 16:18  Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

 16:19  Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

 16:20  He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in Yahweh, happy is he.

Psalm 34:8  O taste and see that Yahweh is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.

 16:21  The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

 16:22  Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

 16:23  The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

 16:24  Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

 16:25  There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

 16:26  He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.

Ecclesiastes 6:7  All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

 16:27  An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

 16:28  A froward (perverse) man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.   (Sirach 28:13-26)

 16:29  A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.

 16:30  He shutteth his eyes to devise froward (perverse) things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.

 16:31  The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

 16:32  He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

 16:33  The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of Yahweh.



Proverbs 17:1  Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

 17:2  A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

The Septuagint: 17:2  A wise servant shall have rule over foolish masters, and shall divide portions among brethren.

 17:3  The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but Yahweh trieth the hearts (inner being).

 17:4  A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

 17:5  Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

 17:6  Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

 17:7  Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince (noble).

 17:8  A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

 17:9  He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

 17:10  A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

 17:11  An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

 17:12  Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

 17:13  Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Psalm 109:4  For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.

5  And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

 17:14  The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water (urinate): therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

 17:15  He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to Yahweh.

Exodus 23:7  Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

Isaiah 5:23  Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

 17:16  Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart (mind) to it?

 17:17  A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.   (Sirach 6:7-10)

 17:18  A man (Adam) void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

 17:19  He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

 17:20  He that hath a froward heart (crooked mind) findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

James 3:8  But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

 17:21  He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.

 17:22  A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

 17:23  A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment (justice).

 17:24  Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth (land).

Ecclesiastes 2:14  The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.

 17:25  A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.

 17:26  Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

 17:27  He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

James 1:19  Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

 17:28  Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Job 13:5  O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

Sirach 20:5  There is one that keepeth silence, and is found wise: and another by much babbling becometh hateful.



Proverbs 18:1  Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

 18:2  A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

 18:3  When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

 18:4  The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

James 3:17  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

 18:5  It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Leviticus 19:15  Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

 18:6  A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

 18:7  A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

 18:8  The words of a talebearer are as wounds (swallowed), and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

 18:9  He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

 18:10  The name of Yahweh is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

 18:11  The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.

 18:12  Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.

 18:13  He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

Sirach 11:8  Answer not before thou hast heard the cause: neither interrupt men in the midst of their talk.

 18:14  The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

 18:15  The heart (mind) of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

 18:16  A man's (Adam's) gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

 18:17  He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

 18:18  The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.

 18:19  A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

 18:20  A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

 18:21  Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Matthew 12:37  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

 18:22  Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of Yahweh.   (Sirach 26:1-4)

 18:23  The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.

James 2:3  And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

 18:24  A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.



Proverbs 19:1  Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

 19:2  Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

 19:3  The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against Yahweh.

Psalm 37:7  Rest in Yahweh, and wait patiently for Him: fret not yourself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

 19:4  Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

 19:5  A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

 19:6  Many will intreat the favour of the prince (noble): and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

 19:7  All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

Psalm 38:11  My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

 19:8  He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

 19:9  A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

 19:10  Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

 19:11  The discretion of a man (Adam) deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

James 1:19  Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

 19:12  The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

 19:13  A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

 19:14  House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from Yahweh.

 19:15  Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

 19:16  He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.

Luke 10:28  And He said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

 19:17  He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto Yahweh; and that which he hath given will He pay him again.

 19:18  Chasten your son while there is hope, and let not your soul spare (bare guilt) for his crying (death).

 19:19  A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if you deliver him, yet you must do it again.

 19:20  Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you mayest be wise in your latter end.

Psalm 37:37  Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

 19:21  There are many devices in a man's heart (mind); nevertheless the counsel of Yahweh, that shall stand.

Hebrews 6:17  Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

 19:22  The desire of a man (Adam) is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

Verse 22 can be translated also as:  “The greed of an Adam is his reproach:...”

 19:23  The fear (reverence, awe) of Yahweh tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

1Timothy 4:8  For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

 19:24  A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom (the serving dish), and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

To lazy to even eat.

 19:25  Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.

Deuteronomy 13:11  And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you.

 19:26  He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.

 19:27  Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

 19:28  An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.

Job 15:16  How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?

 19:29  Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.



Chapters 20-29 Various warnings and instructions

Proverbs 20:1  Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Genesis 9:21  And he (Noah) drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

 20:2  The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

 20:3  It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

 20:4  The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

 20:5  Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

 20:6  Most men (Adam) will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

Matthew 6:2  Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites (Jews) do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Luke 18:8  I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith (allegiance) on the earth?

Luke 18:11  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank Thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

18:14  I tell you, this (the repentant publican) man went down to his house justified rather than the other (Pharisee Jew): for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

 20:7  The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

2Corinthians 1:12  For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

 20:8  A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

 20:9  Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

1Kings 8:46  If they sin against Thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and Thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;

 20:10  Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 25:13  Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small.

 20:11  Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

Matthew 7:16  Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

 20:12  The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Yahweh hath made even both of them.

 20:13  Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you shalt be satisfied with bread.

Romans 12:11  Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Prince;

 20:14  It is naught (Evil, bad!), it is naught (Evil, bad!), saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.

 20:15  There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

 20:16  Take his garment (shaul with the tsiytsith?) that is surety (guarantor) for a stranger (racial alien): and take a pledge of him for (that stood on behalf of) a strange (racially alien) woman.

 20:17  Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

 20:18  Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

 20:19  He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

 20:20  Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

Matthew 15:4  For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

Job 18:5  Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.

18:6  The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.

 20:21  An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

Habakkuk 2:6  Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!

 20:22  Say not you, I will recompense evil; but wait on Yahweh, and He shall save you.

 20:23  Divers weights are an abomination unto Yahweh; and a false balance is not good.

 20:24  Man's goings are of Yahweh; how can a man (Adam) then understand his own way?

 20:25  It is a snare to the man (Adam) who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.

Ecclesiastes 5:4  When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for He hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.

5:5  Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.

 20:26  A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the (chariot) wheel over them.

Psalm 101:8  I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of Yahweh.

 20:27  The spirit of man (Adam) is the candle of Yahweh, searching all the inward parts of the belly (spiritual being).

1Corinthians 2:11  For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

 20:28  Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.

Psalm 101:1  I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto You, O Yahweh, will I sing.

 20:29  The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.

 20:30  The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly (the inner man).



Proverbs 21:1  The king's heart is in the hand of Yahweh, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will.

3Maccabees 5:28  But this was the working of that Almighty God who had made him forget all his purpose.

 21:2  Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but Yahweh pondereth the hearts (and/or minds).

 21:3  To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.

1Samuel 15:22  And Samuel said, Hath Yahweh as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of Yahweh? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

 21:4  An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

 21:5  The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

 21:6  The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

2Peter 2:3  And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

 21:7  The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.

 21:8  The way of man is froward (crooked) and strange (guilty): but as for the pure, his work is right.

 21:9  It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

Sirach 25:16  I had rather dwell with a lion and a dragon, than to keep house with a wicked woman.

 21:10  The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

 21:11  When the scorner is punished, the simple (minded) is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

 21:12  The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.

 21:13  Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

Matthew 7:2  For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

 21:14  A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward (bribe) in the bosom strong wrath.

 21:15  It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

 21:16  The man (Adam) that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

 21:17  He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

 21:18  The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

 21:19  It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

 21:20  There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

Psalm 112:3  Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

 21:21  He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

Matthew 5:6  Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

 21:22  A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

Ecclesiastes 9:14  There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:

 21:23  Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

 21:24  Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.

 21:25  The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

 21:26  He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

 21:27  The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

Jeremiah 6:20  To what purpose cometh there to Me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto Me.

 21:28  A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

 21:29  A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.

 21:30  There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against Yahweh.

Isaiah 8:9  Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.

8:10  Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

 21:31  The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of Yahweh.

Psalm 3:8  Salvation belongeth unto Yahweh: Thy blessing is upon Thy people. Selah.



Proverbs 22:1  A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

 22:2  The rich and poor meet together: Yahweh is the maker of them all.

 22:3  A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

 22:4  By humility and the fear of Yahweh are riches, and honour, and life.

 22:5  Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward (perverse): he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

 22:6  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Sirach 6:18  My son, gather instruction from thy youth up: so shalt thou find wisdom till thine old age.

 22:7  The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

 22:8  He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

 22:9  He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

 22:10  Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

Psalm 101:5  Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

 22:11  He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Psalm 101:6  Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with Me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve Me.

 22:12  The eyes of Yahweh preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.

 22:13  The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

 22:14  The mouth of strange (racially alien) women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of Yahweh shall fall therein.

Ecclesiastes 7:26  And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.

 22:15  Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

 22:16  He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

 22:17  Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart (mind) unto my knowledge.

 22:18  For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; they shall withal be fitted in your lips.

 22:19  That your trust may be in Yahweh, I have made known to you this day, even to you.

 22:20  Have not I written to you excellent things in counsels and knowledge,

The Hebrew reads: 20  Have I not written three things to you in counsels and knowledge,”  

 22:21  That I might make you know the certainty of the words of truth; that you mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto you?

Luke 1:3  It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus (meaning 'lover of Yahweh'),

1:4  That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

1Peter 3:15  But sanctify Yahweh God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

 22:22  Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

 22:23  For Yahweh will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

 22:24  Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shalt not go:

 22:25  Lest you learn his ways, and get a snare to your soul.

 22:26  Be not you one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

 22:27  If you hast nothing to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?

 22:28  Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

Deuteronomy 19:14  Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that Yahweh thy God giveth thee to possess it.

 22:29  Seest you a man diligent (skilled) in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean (insignificant) men.


Proverbs 23:1  When you sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before you:

 23:2  And put a knife to your throat, if you be a man given to appetite.

Hebrew ends as: “...if you have a lord's appetite.”

Septuagint: 2  and apply your hand, knowing that it behoves you to prepare such meats: but if you art very insatiable,

 23:3  Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.

Yahweh's food laws are ALWAYS in effect.

 23:4  Labour not to be rich: cease from your own wisdom.

 23:5  Wilt you set your eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven (the sky).

 23:6  Eat you not the bread of him that hath an evil eye (a miser, stingy person), neither desire you his dainty meats:

Deuteronomy 15:9  Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto Yahweh against thee, and it be sin unto thee.

 23:7  For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to you; but his heart is not with you.

Psalm 12:2  They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

 23:8  The morsel which you hast eaten shalt you vomit up, and lose your sweet words.

 23:9  Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

 23:10  Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

 23:11  For their (kinsman) redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with you.

 23:12  Apply your heart unto instruction, and your ears to the words of knowledge.

 23:13  Withhold not correction from the child: for if you beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

 23:14  You shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell (the grave, land of the dead).

 23:15  My son, if your heart (mind) be wise, my heart (mind) shall rejoice, even mine.

 23:16  Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when your lips speak right things.

 23:17  Let not your heart envy sinners: but be you in the fear of Yahweh all the day long.

 23:18  For surely there is an end; and your expectation shall not be cut off.

Psalm 37:7  Rest in Yahweh, and wait patiently for Him: fret not yourself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

 23:19  Hear you, my son, and be wise, and guide your heart (mind) in the way.

 23:20  Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

Isaiah 5:22  Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

 23:21  For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

 23:22  Hearken unto your father that begat you, and despise not your mother when she is old.

Ephesians 6:1  Children, obey your parents in the Prince: for this is right.

6:2  Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

 23:23  Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

 23:24  The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

 23:25  Your father and your mother shall be glad, and she that bare you shall rejoice.

 23:26  My son, give me your heart (mind), and let your eyes observe my ways.

 23:27  For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange (racially alien) woman is a narrow pit.

 23:28  She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.

 23:29  Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

Isaiah 5:11  Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

5:22  Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

Genesis 49:12  His eyes shall be red with wine, and His teeth white with milk.

 23:30  They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.

Ephesians 5:18  And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Psalm 75:8  For in the hand of Yahweh there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and He poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

 23:31  Look not you upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright (flows smoothly).

 23:32  At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

 23:33  Thine eyes shall behold strange (racially alien) women, and your heart (mind) shall utter perverse things.

 23:34  Yea, you shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.

 23:35  They have stricken me, shalt you say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.



Proverbs 24:1  Be not you envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

 24:2  For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.

 24:3  Through wisdom is an house (houshold, family) builded; and by understanding it is established:

 24:4  And by knowledge shall the chambers (children) be filled with all precious (knowledge) and pleasant riches.

 24:5  A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

 24:6  For by wise counsel you shalt make your war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Luke 14:31  Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?

 24:7  Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

Psalm 10:5  His (the sinners) ways are always grievous; Thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

 24:8  He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.

Romans 1:30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

 24:9  The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men (Adam).

 24:10  If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

 24:11  If you forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;

Psalm 82:4  Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

 24:12  If you sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not He (Yahweh) that pondereth the heart consider it? and He that keepeth your soul, doth not He know it? and shall not He render to every man according to his works?

Psalm 62:12  Also unto Thee, O Yahweh, belongeth mercy: for Thou renderest to every man according to his work.

 24:13  My son, eat you honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to your taste:

Song of Solomon 5:1  I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.

 24:14  So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto your soul: when you hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and your expectation shall not be cut off.

Psalm 19:10  More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

 24:15  Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:

 24:16  For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Psalm 34:19  Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but Yahweh delivereth him out of them all.

 24:17  Rejoice not when your (hated) enemy falleth, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbleth:

Job 31:29  If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:

Obadiah 1:12  But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.

 24:18  Lest Yahweh see it, and it displease Him, and He turn away His wrath from him.

 24:19  Fret not yourself because of evil men, neither be you envious at the wicked;

Psalm 37:1  Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

 24:20  For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

 24:21  My son, fear you Yahweh and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change (referring to rebels):

Romans 13:7  Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

1Peter 2:17  Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

 24:22  For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?

 24:23  These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

Leviticus 19:15  Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

Deuteronomy 16:19  Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

 24:24  He that saith unto the wicked, You art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:

Isaiah 5:23  Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

 24:25  But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.

 24:26  Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.

 24:27  Prepare your work without, and make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterwards build your house.

1Kings 5:17  And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.

 24:28  Be not a witness against your neighbour without cause; and deceive not with your lips.

 24:29  Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.

Matthew 5:39  But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

 24:30  I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man (Adam) void of understanding;

 24:31  And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.

Genesis 3:18  Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

 24:32  Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.

 24:33  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

 24:34  So shall your poverty come as one that travelleth; and your want as an armed man.



Proverbs 25:1  These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.

1Kings 4:32  And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.

 25:2  It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

Romans 11:33  O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!

Job 29:16  I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.

 25:3  The heaven (sky) for height, and the earth (ground) for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

 25:4  Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.

2Timothy 2:21  If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

 25:5  Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

 25:6  Put not forth yourself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:

 25:7  For better it is that it be said unto you, Come up hither; than that you shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince (noble) whom your eyes have seen.

Luke 14:10  But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.

 25:8  Go not forth hastily to strive, lest you know not what to do in the end thereof, when your neighbour hath put you to shame.

Matthew 5:25  Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

 25:9  Debate your cause with your neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:

 25:10  Lest he that heareth it put you to shame, and your infamy turn not away.

 25:11  A word fitly spoken (spoken at the right time) is like apples of gold in pictures (an image, settings) of silver.

 25:12  As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient (hearing) ear.

 25:13  As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful (trustworthy) messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.

 25:14  Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

 25:15  By long forbearing (patience) is a prince (ruler) persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

 25:16  Hast you found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for you, lest you be filled therewith, and vomit it.

 25:17  Withdraw your foot from your neighbour's house; lest he be weary of you, and so hate you.

 25:18  A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul (club), and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Psalm 57:4  My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

 25:19  Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

 25:20  As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.

Daniel 6:18  Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him.

 25:21  If your (hated) enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

Matthew 5:44  But I say unto you, Love your enemies (of kin), bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

 25:22  For you shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and Yahweh shall reward you.

 25:23  The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

Job 37:22  Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.

Psalm 101:5  Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

 25:24  It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

 25:25  As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

 25:26  A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

 25:27  It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

 25:28  He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.



Proverbs 26:1  As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.

1Samuel 12:17  Is it not wheat harvest to day? I will call unto Yahweh, and He shall send thunder and rain; that ye may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which ye have done in the sight of Yahweh, in asking you a king.

 26:2  As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

Deuteronomy 23:5  Nevertheless Yahweh thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but Yahweh thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because Yahweh thy God loved thee.

 26:3  A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

Psalm 32:9  Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

 26:4  Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like unto him.

 26:5  Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

Matthew 16:1  The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired Him that He would shew them a sign from heaven.

16:2  He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.

16:3  And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

16:4  A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And He left them, and departed.

 26:6  He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.

 26:7  The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

 26:8  As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

 26:9  As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

 26:10  The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.

 26:11  As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

2Peter 2:22  But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

Exodus 8:15  But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as Yahweh had said.

 26:12  Seest you a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

 26:13  The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

 26:14  As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.

 26:15  The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom (serving dish); it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.

 26:16  The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

 26:17  He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

 26:18  As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

 26:19  So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?

 26:20  Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

 26:21  As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

 26:22  The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

 26:23  Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

 26:24  He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;

 26:25  When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

Psalm 28:3  Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

 26:26  Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.

 26:27  Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.

Psalm 7:15  He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

 26:28  A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.



Proverbs 27:1  Boast not yourself of to morrow; for you knowest not what a day may bring forth.   (James 4:13-16)

 27:2  Let another man (foreigner) praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger (racial alien), and not your own lips.

 27:3  A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

 27:4  Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

 27:5  Open rebuke is better than secret love.

 27:6  Faithful (Well meant) are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

 27:7  The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

 27:8  As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

 27:9  Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

 27:10  Your own friend, and your father's friend, forsake not; neither go into your brother's house in the day of your calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

 27:11  My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.

Psalm 127:5  Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

 27:12  A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple (minded) pass on, and are punished.

 27:13  Take his garment that is surety for a stranger (foreigner), and take a pledge of him for a strange (racially alien) woman.

 27:14  He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

Scriptures: 14 He who greets his friend loudly early in the morning, shall have it reckoned to him as a curse.

 27:15  A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

 27:16  Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.

 27:17  Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

 27:18  Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.

 27:19  As in water face answereth to face (a reflection), so the heart of man (Adam) to man (Adam).

 27:20  Hell (The land of the dead) and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man (Adam) are never satisfied.

Habakkuk 2:5  Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:

 27:21  As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

 27:22  Though you shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

Jeremiah 5:3  O Yahweh, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

 27:23  Be you diligent to know the state of your flocks, and look well to your herds.

 27:24  For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?

 27:25  The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.

Psalm 104:14  He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

 27:26  The lambs are for your clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.

 27:27  And you shalt have goats' milk enough for your food, for the food of your household, and for the maintenance for your maidens.



Proverbs 28:1  The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

 28:2  For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.

 28:3  A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.

Matthew 18:28  But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.

 28:4  They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

Romans 1:32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

1Kings 18:18  And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of Yahweh, and thou hast followed Baalim.

 28:5  Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek Yahweh understand all things.

Psalm 92:6  A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

John 7:17  If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of Myself.

 28:6  Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

 28:7  Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.

 28:8  He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

 28:9  He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

Psalm 66:18  If I regard iniquity in my heart, Yahweh will not hear me:

 28:10  Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright (blameless) shall have good things in possession.

Matthew 6:33  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

 28:11  The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

 28:12  When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man (Adam) is hidden (searched for).

 28:13  He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

 28:14  Happy is the man (Adam) that feareth (is in dread, fears sin) alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

Psalm 16:8  I have set Yahweh always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Romans 2:5  But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

 28:15  As a roaring lion, and a ranging (charging) bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

 28:16  The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

 28:17  A man (Adam) that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay (support) him.

The Hebrew reads: “An Adam oppressed by blood-guilt flees into a pit;...”

Genesis 9:6  Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made He man.

 28:18  Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

 28:19  He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

 28:20  A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

1Timothy 6:9  But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

 28:21  To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

Ezekiel 13:19  And will ye pollute Me among My people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to My people that hear your lies?

 28:22  He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

 28:23  He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

 28:24  Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

 28:25  He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in Yahweh shall be made fat.

 28:26  He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

 28:27  He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

Deuteronomy 15:7  If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which Yahweh thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:

 28:28  When the wicked rise, men (Adamites) hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Job 24:4  They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the land hide themselves together.



Proverbs 29:1  He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed (broken – spiritually or physically), and that without remedy.

2Chronicles 36:13  And he (Zedekiah) also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from turning unto Yahweh God of Israel.

 29:2  When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

 29:3  Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

 29:4  The king by judgment (justice) establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts (bribes) overthroweth it.

 29:5  A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.

 29:6  In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

 29:7  The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

Job 29:16  I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.

Psalm 41:1  Blessed is he that considereth the poor: Yahweh will deliver him in time of trouble.

 29:8  Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

 29:9  If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

Matthew 11:17  And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.

 29:10  The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

1John 3:12  Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

 29:11  A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

 29:12  If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

 29:13  The poor and the deceitful man meet together: Yahweh lighteneth both their eyes.

Matthew 5:45  That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

 29:14  The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

 29:15  The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

 29:16  When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

Psalm 37:36  Yet he (the wicked) passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

 29:17  Correct your son, and he shall give you rest; yea, he shall give delight unto your soul.

 29:18  Where there is no vision (divine prophecy), the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

 29:19  A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.  (Sirach 33:26-31)

 29:20  Seest you a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

 29:21  He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.

Or '…come to grief in the end.' The last part has two different versions. Dual meanings in the Hebrew.

 29:22  An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

 29:23  A man's (Adam's) pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

 29:24  Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth (reports) it not.

Leviticus 5:1  And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity.

 29:25  The fear of man (Adam) bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in Yahweh shall be safe.

 29:26  Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from Yahweh.

 29:27  An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.



The words of Agur

Proverbs 30:1  The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,

 30:2  Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man (Adam).

 30:3  I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy (Set Apart One).

 30:4  Who hath ascended up into heaven (the sky), or descended? Who hath gathered the wind in His fists? Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth (land)? what is His name, and what is His son's name, if you canst tell?

John 3:13  And no man hath ascended up to the sky, but He that came down from the sky, even the Son of man which is in the sky.

Job 38:4  (Yahweh speaking) Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

1Thessalonians 4:16  For the Prince Himself shall descend from the sky with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Job 26:8  He bindeth up the waters in His thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.

 30:5  Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust (seek refuge) in Him.

Psalm 12:6  The words of Yahweh are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

 30:6  Add you not unto His words, lest He reprove you, and you be found a liar.

 30:7  Two things have I required of you; deny me them not before I die:

 30:8  Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:

 30:9  Lest I be full, and deny You, and say, Who is Yahweh? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Deuteronomy 8:12  Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;

 30:10  Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse you, and you be found guilty.

 30:11  There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

 30:12  There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their (moral) filthiness.

Luke 18:11  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

18:14  I tell you, this man (the repentant publican) went down to his house justified rather than the other (the Pharisee): for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

 30:13  There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids (metaphor for arrogance) are lifted up.

 30:14  There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth (land), and the needy from among men (Adamkind).

Job 29:17  And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.

Psalm 52:2  Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

 30:15  The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

 30:16  The grave; and the barren womb; the earth (land) that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.  

 30:17  The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

 30:18  There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:

 30:19  The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.  (Wisdom of Solomon 5:10-12)

 30:20  Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth (eat or lie sexually), and wipeth her mouth (metaphor for vagina), and saith, I have done no wickedness.

 30:21  For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:

 30:22  For a servant when he reigneth (made king); and a fool when he is filled with meat;

 30:23  For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

 30:24  There be four things which are little upon the earth (land), but they are exceeding wise:

 30:25  The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;

 30:26  The conies (rock badger or type of rabbit) are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;

Psalm 104:18  The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.

 30:27  The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;

 30:28  The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.

 30:29  There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going:

 30:30  A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;

 30:31  A greyhound (or strutting rooster); an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.

 30:32  If you hast done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you hast thought evil, lay your hand upon your mouth.

 30:33  Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.



The words of King Lemuel

Lemuel is a symbolic name for king Solomon.

BDB Definition: Lemuel = 'belonging to El',  (belonging) to God

Proverbs 31:1  The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

 31:2  What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

 31:3  Give not your strength unto women, nor your ways to that which destroyeth kings.

 31:4  It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:

Ecclesiastes 10:17  Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

 31:5  Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

 31:6  Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

Psalm 104:15  And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.

 31:7  Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

 31:8  Open your mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

Job 29:15  I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.

29:16  I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.

 31:9  Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

 31:10  Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

 31:11  The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

 31:12  She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

 31:13  She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

 31:14  She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

 31:15  She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

Romans 12:11  Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Prince;

 31:16  She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

 31:17  She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

 31:18  She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

 31:19  She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

 31:20  She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

Ephesians 4:28  Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

Hebrews 13:16  But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

 31:21  She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet (sign of royalty and prosperity).

 31:22  She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

 31:23  Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

 31:24  She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant (kena' aniy- canaanite).

 31:25  Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

 31:26  She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

 31:27  She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

 31:28  Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

 31:29  Many daughters have done virtuously, but you excellest them all.

 31:30  Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth Yahweh, she shall be praised.

 31:31  Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.