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Proverbs
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[ Also see Catchphrases Laws of Life and Nature Old Sayings Proverbial Phrases Proverbs (General) ]

If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. XVII, v. 20)

For many are called, but few are chosen.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. XXII, v. 14)

For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. XXIV, v. 28)

All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. XXVI, v. 52)

Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. I, v. 17)

For whom the Lord liveth he correcteth.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. III, v. 12)

The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. IV, v. 18)

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. IV, v. 7)

For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
  To call passengers who go right on their ways:
    Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
      Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. IX, v. 14-17)

For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
  But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
    Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. V, v. 3-5)

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. VI, v. 27)

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. VI, v. 6)

How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
    So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth,
      and thy want as an armed man.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. VI, v. 9-11)

Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.
  For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. VII, v. 18-19)

He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
  Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. VII, v. 22)

The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. X, v. 15)

He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XI, v. 15)

As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XI, v. 22)

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XII, v. 10)

Lying lips are abomination to the Lord.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XII, v. 22)

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XII, v. 4)

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XIII, v. 12)

Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XIII, v. 15)

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XIII, v. 19)

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XIII, v. 24)

Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XIV, v. 13)

In all labour there is profit.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XIV, v. 23)

Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XIV, v. 34)

Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XIX, v. 1)

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XV, v. 1)

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XV, v. 13)

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XV, v. 17)

A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XV, v. 23)

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XVI, v. 18)

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XVI, v. 32)

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XVII, v. 17)

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XVII, v. 22)

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love: but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XVII, v. 9)

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XVIII, v. 14)

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XVIII, v. 24)

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XX, v. 1)

Even a child is known by his doings.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XX, v. 11)

The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XX, v. 12)

It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XX, v. 14)

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XX, v. 3)

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XXI, v. 9)

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XXII, v. 1)

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XXII, v. 6)

Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
  They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
    Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth its colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
      At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XXIII, v. 29-32)

Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
  For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XXIII, v. 6-7)


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