31 Days of Proverbs – Day 31 – Be A Virtuous Woman and A Respected Man

Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.     The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God. Proverbs 31 – The Message (MSG) Speak Out for Justice 31 The words of King Lemuel,     the strong advice his mother gave him: 2-3 “Oh, son of mine, what can you be thinking of!     Child whom I […]

31 Days of Proverbs – Day 30 – Don’t Look Down Haughtily At Anyone

There Is A Kind… Whose look is too haughty,    whose eyebrows arch as he looks down on others. Proverbs 30 – The Voice (VOICE) 30 These are the words of Agur, son of Jakeh. An oracle of wisdom. He says, “I am weary, God.    I am weary and spent, O God.”[a]2 Certainly I am a stupid man, as dumb as […]

31 Days of Proverbs – Day 29 – Live Right Under God

The right-living are disgusted by the actions of  the unjust;     likewise, the wicked are disgusted by the ways of the righteous. Proverbs 29 – The Voice (VOICE) 29 The one who remains defiant after repeated reprimands     will suddenly be shattered, and there will be no remedy for him. 2 When just leaders are in power, the citizens celebrate; […]

31 Days of Proverbs – Day 28 – Honest People Are As Bold As Lions

Honest people are relaxed and confident, bold as lions. Proverbs 28 – The Message (MSG) If You Desert God’s Law 28 The wicked are edgy with guilt, ready to run off    even when no one’s after them;Honest people are relaxed and confident,    bold as lions. 2     When the country is in chaos,    everybody has a plan to fix it—But it takes a […]

31 Days of Proverbs – Day 27 – Don’t Hide Your Love

It is better to correct someone openly [publicly] than to have love and not show [hide] it.   Proverbs 27 – Expanded Bible (EXB) 27 Don’t brag about tomorrow; you don’t know what ·may happen then [L the day may bear/ bring forth]. 2 Don’t praise yourself. Let ·someone else [another; a stranger] do it. Let the praise come from […]

31 Days of Proverbs – Day 26 – Kind Words Should Be Sincere

Kind words [ Smooth lips] from a wicked mind [heart] are like a shiny [silver] coating on a clay pot. Proverbs 26 – Expanded Bible (EXB) 26 It shouldn’t snow in summer or rain at harvest.Neither should a foolish person ever be honored. 2 Curses ·will not harm someone who is innocent [that are undeserved never stick];they are like ·darting […]

31 Days of Proverbs – Day 25 – Singing Happy Songs To A Sad Person Is Foolish

Singing happy songs to a sad person is as foolish as taking a coat off on a cold day or mixing soda and vinegar. Proverbs 25 – Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) 25 These are some more wise sayings from Solomon. These proverbs were copied by servants of Hezekiah, the king of Judah. 2 We honor God for the things […]

31 Days of Proverbs – Day 24 – Wisdom is too exalted for a hardened, arrogant fool!

 Wisdom is too exalted for a [hardened, arrogant] fool… Proverbs 24 – Amplified Bible (AMP) Precepts and Warnings 24 Do not be envious of evil men,Nor desire to be with them; 2  For their minds plot violence,And their lips talk of trouble [for the innocent]. 3 Through [skillful and godly] wisdom a house [a life, a home, a […]

31 Days of Proverbs – Day 23 – Live A More Disciplined Life

Live a more disciplined life, and listen carefully to words of knowledge. Proverbs 23 – GOD’S WORD Translation (GW) When you sit down to eat with a ruler,    pay close attention to what is in front of you, 2      and put a knife to your throat if you have a big appetite. 3     Do not crave his delicacies,        because this is […]

31 Days of Proverbs – Day 22 – Direct Your Children In The Right Path

Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. Proverbs 22 –New Living Translation (NLT) 22 Choose a good reputation over great riches;    being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold. 2 The rich and poor have this in common:    The Lord made them both. 3 A prudent person foresees […]

31 Days of Proverbs – Day 21- The Name Mocker Applies To The Proud and Arrogant

The name “mocker” applies to one who is proud and pompous because he is defiantly arrogant. Proverbs 21 – The Voice (VOICE) 21 The king’s heart is like a channel of water directed by the Eternal: He chooses which way He bends it. 2 Everyone may think his own way of living is right, but the […]

31 Days of Proverbs – Day 20 – Avoiding Quarrels Brings A Person Honor

Avoiding quarrels brings a person honor;for any fool can explode in anger. Proverbs 20 – Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) 20 Wine is a mocker, strong liquor a rowdy; anyone led astray by it is unwise. 2 The dread of a king is like when a lion roars; he who makes him angry commits a life-threatening […]

31 Days of Proverbs – Day 19 – Grow A Wise Heart—You’ll Do Yourself A Favor

Grow  A Wise Heart—You’ll Do Yourself A Favor Proverbs 19 – The Message (MSG) 19 Better to be poor and honest    than a rich person no one can trust. 2 Ignorant zeal is worthless;    haste makes waste. 3 People ruin their lives by their own stupidity,    so why does God always get blamed? 4 Wealth attracts friends as honey draws flies,    but poor people […]

31 Days of Proverbs – Day 18 – Before Destruction a Person’s Heart Is Arrogant

Before destruction a person’s heart is arrogant… Proverbs 18 – Names of God Bible (NOG) 18 A loner is out to get what he wants for himself.    He opposes all sound reasoning.2 A fool does not find joy in understanding    but only in expressing his own opinion. 3 When wickedness comes, contempt also comes,    and insult comes along with disgrace.4 The words of […]

31 Days of Proverbs – Day 17 – A Self-confident Fool Has No Delight In Understanding

A [self-confident] fool has no delight in understanding… Proverbs 18 Amplified Bible (AMP) 1 He who willfully separates and estranges himself [from God and man] seeks his own desire and pretext to break out against all wise and sound judgment. 2 A [self-confident] fool has no delight in understanding but only in revealing his personal opinions […]

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