Book of Proverbs: The How To Guide To Life’s Decisions Series Vol. III

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1. Proverbs 15:9-12

From The How To Guide To Life’s Decisions Series

Proverbs 15:9-12

9 Adonai detests the way of the wicked but loves anyone who pursues righteousness.
10 Discipline is severe for one who leaves the way, and whoever can’t stand correction will die.
11 Sh’ol and Abaddon lie open to Adonai; so how much more people’s hearts!
12 A scorner does not like being corrected; he won’t go to the wise [for advice].

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2. Proverbs 15:13-16

From The How To Guide To Life’s Decisions Series

Proverbs 15:13-16

13 A glad heart makes a face happy, but heartache breaks the spirit.
14 The mind of a person with discernment seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
15 For the poor, every day is hard; but the good-hearted have a perpetual feast.
16 Better little with the fear of Adonai than great wealth coupled with worry.

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3. Proverbs 15:17-19

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Proverbs 15:17-19

17 Better a vegetable dinner with love than a stall-fattened ox with hate.
18 Hot-tempered people stir up strife, but patient people quiet quarrels.
19 The lazy person’s way seems overgrown by thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway.

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4. Proverbs 15:20-24

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Proverbs 15:20-24

20 A wise son is a joy to his father, and only a fool despises his mother.
21 Folly appeals to one who lacks sense, but a person of discernment goes straight ahead.
22 Without deliberation, plans go wrong; but with many advisers, they succeed.
23 People take pleasure in anything they say; but a word at the right time, how good it is!
24 For the prudent, the path of life goes upward; thus he avoids Sh’ol below.

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5. Proverbs 15:25-29

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Proverbs 15:25-29

25 Adonai will pull down the houses of the proud, but preserves intact the widow’s boundaries.
26 Adonai detests plans to do evil, but kind words are pure.
27 The greedy for gain brings trouble to his home, but he who hates bribes will live.
28 The mind of the righteous thinks before speaking, but the mouth of the wicked spews out evil stuff.
29 Adonai is far from the wicked, but he listens to the prayer of the righteous.

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6. Proverbs 15:30-16:1

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Proverbs 15:30-16:1

30 A cheerful glance brings joy to the heart, and good news invigorates the bones.
31 He who heeds life-giving correction will be at home in the company of the wise.
32 He who spurns discipline detests himself, but he who listens to correction grows in understanding.
33 The discipline of wisdom is fear of Adonai, so before being honored, a person must be humble.
16:1 A person is responsible to prepare his heart, but how the tongue speaks is from Adonai.

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7. Proverbs 16:2-6

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Proverbs 16:2-6

2 All a man’s ways are pure in his own view, but Adonai weighs the spirit.
3 If you entrust all you do to Adonai, your plans will achieve success.
4 Adonai made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of disaster.
5 Adonai detests all those with proud hearts; be assured that they will not go unpunished.
6 Grace and truth atone for iniquity, and people turn from evil through fear of Adonai.

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8. Proverbs 16:7-9

From The How To Guide To Life’s Decisions Series

Proverbs 16:7-9

7 When a man’s ways please Adonai, he makes even the man’s enemies be at peace with him.
8 Better a little with righteousness than a huge income with injustice.
9 A person may plan his path, but Adonai directs his steps.

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9. Proverbs 16:10-14

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Proverbs 16:10-14

10 Divine inspiration is on the lips of the king, so his mouth must be faithful when he judges.
11 The balance and scales of justice have their origin in Adonai; all the weights in the bag are his doing.
12 It is an abomination for a king to do evil, for the throne is made secure by righteousness.
13 The king should delight in righteous lips, and he should love someone who speaks what is right.
14 The king’s anger is a herald of death, and one who is wise will appease it.

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10. Proverbs 16:15-20

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Proverbs 16:15-20

15 When the king’s face brightens, it means life; his favor is like the clouds that bring spring rain.
16 How much better than gold it is to gain wisdom! Yes, rather than money, choose to gain understanding.
17 Avoiding evil is the highway of the upright; he who watches his step preserves his life.
18 Pride goes before destruction, and arrogance before failure.
19 Better to be humble among the poor than share the spoil with the proud.
20 He who has skill in a matter will succeed; he who trusts in Adonai will be happy.

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11. Proverbs 16:21-24

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Proverbs 16:21-24

24 A wise-hearted person is said to have discernment, and sweetness of speech adds to learning.
22 Common sense is a fountain of life to one who has it, whereas fools are punished by their own folly.
23 The wise man’s heart teaches his mouth, and to his lips it adds learning.
24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the taste and healing for the body.

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12. Proverbs 16:25-29

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Proverbs 16:25-29

25 There can be a way which seems right to a person, but at its end are the ways of death.
26 A working man’s appetite acts on his behalf, because his hunger presses him on.
27 A worthless person digs up evil [gossip] — it is like scorching fire on his lips.
28 A deceitful person stirs up strife, and a slanderer can separate even close friends.
29 A violent man lures his neighbor astray and leads him into evil ways.

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13. Proverbs 16:30-32

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Proverbs 16:30-32

30 One who winks knowingly is planning deceit; one who pinches his lips together has already done wrong.
31 White hair is a crown of honor obtained by righteous living.
32 He who controls his temper is better than a war hero, he who rules his spirit better than he who captures a city.

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14. Proverbs 16:33-1

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Proverbs 16:33-4

33 One can cast lots into one’s lap, but the decision comes from Adonai.
17:1 Better a dry piece of bread with calm than a house full of food but also full of strife.
2 An intelligent slave will rule a shameful son and share the inheritance with the brothers.
3 The crucible [tests] silver, and the furnace [tests] gold, but the one who tests hearts is Adonai.
4 An evildoer heeds wicked lips; a liar listens to destructive talk.

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15. Proverbs 17:5-9

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Proverbs 17:5-9

5 He who mocks the poor insults his maker; he who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.
6 Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, while the glory of children is their ancestors.
7 Fine speech is unbecoming to a boor, and even less lying lips to a leader.
8 A bribe works like a charm, in the view of him who gives it — wherever it turns, it succeeds.
9 He who conceals an offense promotes love, but he who harps on it can separate even close friends.

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16. Proverbs 17:10-13

From The How To Guide To Life’s Decisions Series

Proverbs 17:10-13

10 A rebuke makes more impression on a person of understanding than a hundred blows on a fool.
11 An evil person seeks only rebellion, but a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
12 Rather meet a bear robbed of its cubs than encounter a fool in his folly.
13 Evil will not depart from the house of him who returns evil for good.

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17. Proverbs 17:14-19

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Proverbs 17:14-19

14 Starting a fight is like letting water through [a dike] — better stop the quarrel before it gets worse.
15 He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous — both alike are an abomination to Adonai.
16 Why would a fool wish to pay for wisdom when he has no desire to learn?
17 A friend shows his friendship at all times — it is for adversity that [such] a brother is born.
18 He who gives his hand to guarantee a loan for his neighbor lacks good sense.
19 Those who love quarreling love giving offense; those who make their gates tall are courting disaster.

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18. What Does Good & Evil Mean?

From The How To Guide To Life’s Decisions Series

What Does Good & Evil Mean?

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