One Year Chronological Bible Sampler - Flipbook - Page 15
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Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind
and will make your heart glad.
When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild.
But whoever obeys the law is joyful.
Words alone will not discipline a servant;
the words may be understood, but they are not heeded.
There is more hope for a fool
than for someone who speaks without thinking.
A servant pampered from childhood
will become a rebel.
An angry person starts fights;
a hot-tempered person commits all kinds of sin.
Pride ends in humiliation,
while humility brings honor.
If you assist a thief, you only hurt yourself.
You are sworn to tell the truth, but you dare not testify.
Fearing people is a dangerous trap,
but trusting the LORD means safety.
Many seek the ruler’s favor,
but justice comes from the LORD.
The righteous despise the unjust;
the wicked despise the godly.
The Sayings of Agur / Proverbs 30:1-33
The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh contain this message.*
I am weary, O God;
I am weary and worn out, O God.*
I am too stupid to be human,
and I lack common sense.
I have not mastered human wisdom,
nor do I know the Holy One.
Who but God goes up to heaven and comes back down?
Who holds the wind in his fists?
Who wraps up the oceans in his cloak?
Who has created the whole wide world?
What is his name—and his son’s name?
Tell me if you know!
30:1a Or son of Jakeh from Massa; or son of Jakeh, an oracle.
this to Ithiel, / to Ithiel and to Ucal.
30:1b The Hebrew can also be translated The man declares