Proverbs 31 (Bible Marathon Day 338)

VIII. Sayings of King Lemuel[a] Chapter 31 1 The words of Lemuel, king of Massa,[b] the instruction his mother taught him: 2 What are you doing, my son![c]     what are you doing, son of my womb;     what are you doing, son of my vows! 3 Do not give your vigor to women,     or your strength[d] to those who… Continue reading Proverbs 31 (Bible Marathon Day 338)

Proverbs 30 (Bible Marathon Day 338)

VII. Sayings of Agur and Others Chapter 30 1 [a]The words of Agur, son of Jakeh the Massaite: The pronouncement of mortal man: “I am weary, O God;     I am weary, O God, and I am exhausted. 2 I am more brute than human being,     without even human intelligence; 3 [b]Neither have I learned wisdom,     nor have I… Continue reading Proverbs 30 (Bible Marathon Day 338)

Proverbs 29 (Bible Marathon Day 337)

Chapter 29 1 Those stiff-necked in the face of reproof     in an instant will be shattered beyond cure.[a] 2 When the just flourish, the people rejoice;     but when the wicked rule, the people groan.[b] 3 Whoever loves wisdom gives joy to his father,     but whoever consorts with harlots squanders his wealth. 4 By justice a king builds up the… Continue reading Proverbs 29 (Bible Marathon Day 337)

Proverbs 28 (Bible Marathon Day 337)

Chapter 28 1 The wicked flee though none pursue;     but the just, like a lion, are confident. 2 If a land is rebellious, its princes will be many;     but with an intelligent and wise ruler there is stability.[a] 3 One who is poor and extorts from the lowly     is a devastating rain that leaves no food.[b] 4 Those who… Continue reading Proverbs 28 (Bible Marathon Day 337)

Proverbs 27 (Bible Marathon Day 337)

Chapter 27 1 Do not boast about tomorrow,     for you do not know what any day may bring forth. 2 Let another praise you, not your own mouth;     a stranger, not your own lips. 3 Stone is heavy, and sand a burden,     but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both. 4 Anger is cruel, and wrath overwhelming,     but before… Continue reading Proverbs 27 (Bible Marathon Day 337)

Proverbs 26 (Bible Marathon Day 336)

Chapter 26[a] 1 Like snow in summer, like rain in harvest,     honor for a fool is out of place.[b] 2 Like the sparrow in its flitting, like the swallow in its flight,     a curse uncalled-for never lands.[c] 3 The whip for the horse, the bridle for the ass,     and the rod for the back of fools. 4 [d]Do not… Continue reading Proverbs 26 (Bible Marathon Day 336)

Proverbs 25 (Bible Marathon Day 336)

VI. Second Solomonic Collection, Collected Under King Hezekiah[a] Chapter 25 1 These also are proverbs of Solomon. The servants of Hezekiah,[b] king of Judah, transmitted them. 2 [c]It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,     and the glory of kings to fathom a matter.[d] 3 Like the heavens in height, and the earth in depth,     the… Continue reading Proverbs 25 (Bible Marathon Day 336)