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Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
- Proverbs (ch. XXIX, v. 18)
[Proverbs : Visions]
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
- Proverbs (ch. XXV, v. 11)
[Proverbs : Words]
Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.
- Proverbs (ch. XXV, v. 14) [Proverbs]
Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.
- Proverbs (ch. XXV, v. 17)
[Proverbs : Visiting]
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink.
For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.
- Proverbs (ch. XXV, v. 21-22)
[Fire : Proverbs]
As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
- Proverbs (ch. XXV, v. 25) [News : Proverbs]
The heart of kings is unsearchable.
- Proverbs (ch. XXV, v. 3) [Proverbs]
As dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to this folly.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVI, v. 11) [Proverbs]
Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVI, v. 12) [Conceit]
The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVI, v. 16) [Conceit]
As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVI, v. 2) [Fate]
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVI, v. 27) [Results]
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVI, v. 4-5)
[Folly : Proverbs]
Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVII, v. 1) [Day : Proverbs]
Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neithr go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVII, v. 10) [Friendship]
A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVII, v. 15)
[Contention : Proverbs]
Iron sharpen iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVII, v. 17) [Friends]
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVII, v. 2) [Praise]
Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVII, v. 22) [Folly : Fools]
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
For riches are not forever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountain are gathered.
The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVII, v. 23-27)
Open rebuke is better than secret love.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVII, v. 5) [Proverbs]
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVII, v. 6)
[Friends : Proverbs]
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVIII, v. 1)
[Proverbs : Wickedness]
A faithful man shall abound with blessings; but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
- Proverbs (ch. XXVIII, v. 20)
[Proverbs : Wealth]
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
- Proverbs (ch. XXX, v. 12) [Self-conceit]
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