One Year Chronological Bible Sampler - Flipbook - Page 11
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Their hearts are full of many evils.*
While their hatred may be concealed by trickery,
their wrongdoing will be exposed in public.
If you set a trap for others,
you will get caught in it yourself.
If you roll a boulder down on others,
it will crush you instead.
A lying tongue hates its victims,
and flattering words cause ruin.
Don’t brag about tomorrow,
since you don’t know what the day will bring.
Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth—
a stranger, not your own lips.
A stone is heavy and sand is weighty,
but the resentment caused by a fool is even heavier.
Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood,
but jealousy is even more dangerous.
An open rebuke
is better than hidden love!
Wounds from a sincere friend
are better than many kisses from an enemy.
A person who is full refuses honey,
but even bitter food tastes sweet to the hungry.
A person who strays from home
is like a bird that strays from its nest.
The heartfelt counsel of a friend
is as sweet as perfume and incense.
Never abandon a friend—
either yours or your father’s.
When disaster strikes, you won’t have to ask your brother for assistance.
It’s better to go to a neighbor than to a brother who lives far away.
Be wise, my child,* and make my heart glad.
Then I will be able to answer my critics.
A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions.
The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.
Get security from someone who guarantees a stranger’s debt.
Get a deposit if he does it for foreigners.*
A loud and cheerful greeting early in the morning
will be taken as a curse!
26:25 Hebrew seven evils. 27:11 Hebrew my son.
reads for a promiscuous woman.
27:13 As in Greek and Latin versions (see also 20:16); Hebrew