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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Wise Women Foolish Mouths and a Fountain of Life - 31 Days of Wisdom - Proverbs 14


The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears her down.\



A fool's mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.


Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty,

(NOTE FROM ME: I WONDER IF THIS IS A FORESHADOWING OF THE CHRIST CHILD BEING PLACED IN A MANGER)

but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.

Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.

Even in laughter the heart may ache, and rejoicing may end in grief.

The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.

A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.

It is a sin to despise one's neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.

The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.




Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

A heart of peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.

Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.

Righteous exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.

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