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The Practicality of Proverbs — Part Two

The following are lesser known Proverbs (NIV) — at least, to me. No need for commentary. They speak for themselves.

“Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” (28:13)

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.” (17:17)

“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!” (6:6)

“Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.” (11:12)

“Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.” (15:16)

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” (13:20)

“An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end.” (20:21)

“Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the life of those who get it.” (1:19)

“A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.” (11:13)

“Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.” (15:17)

“The wise fear the Lord and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.” (14:16)

“Like a muddied spring or a polluted well are the righteous who give way to the wicked.” (25:26)

“Better to be lowly in spirit with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.” (16:19)

“Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.” (21:23)”

“Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.” (12:16)

“An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.” (24:26)

“Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” (12:25)

“It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.” (14:21)’

“Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.” (15:21)

“The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.” (15:28)

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” (14:23)

“Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.” (4:24)

“Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than to pretend to be somebody and have no food.” (12:9)

“Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.” (27:6)

Now read all the Proverbs. Give yourself a complete dose of wisdom.

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