Proverbs 23 King James Version (KJV). and did not one fashion us in the womb? 22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. 28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. 10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. And a man who affects a style of living above his means, goes the way to ruin. The role of wisdom in creation is the subject of 8:22-31 (see notes there), where wisdom as an attribute of God is personified. 6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. No change of outward circumstances should abate our affection for our friends or relatives. 3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. God is called the Maker of the poor (14:31; 17:5; 22:2). 2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death. What influence should the gifts of God have on our hearts! 14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. #2|. 11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. Read verse in King James Version Resist its earliest display; and leave it off, if it were possible, before you begin. 33 Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife. 1 These words recommend family love and peace, as needful for the comfort of human life. 33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known. #23|. 24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth. The wise servant is more deserving, and more likely to appear one of the family, than a profligate son. than a house full of feasting, with strife. 19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. Man's neglect of God's favour and his own interest is very absurd. Version. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} He is careful when he does speak, to speak to the purpose. 18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend. 18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright. Flatterers, especially false teachers, are welcome to those that live in sin. 16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it? #6|. There is nothing got by ill designs. 14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. #14|. 3 The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked. Proverbs 31:16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD. The way to preserve peace is to make the best of every thing; not to notice what has been said or done against ourselves. Read verse in King James Version 15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord. 23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. #17|. Proverbs 31 Bible ... KJV / Proverbs / Proverbs 31; ... 17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. KJV: King James Version . #25|. The Book of Proverbs read by Alexander Scourby. 16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it? 7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince. and what, ... 17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. 23 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: 2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Proverbs 31:17 KJV: She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. 3 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat. 21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good — She finds great comfort and good success in her labours. 31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor. 19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction. Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Proverbs 31:31 KJV. #2|. 13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. PROVERBS 31:17. She girdeth her loins with strength — She uses great diligence and expedition in her employment; for which end, men in those times used to gird up their long and loose garments about their loins. This speaks very plainly what many wise and good men feel very strongly, how grievous it is to have a foolish, wicked child. 8|. 27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. 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