Friday, February 23, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1600 Proverbs 20: Verses 1-10. Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted. Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. The fear of a king, is as the roaring of a lion; whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife; but every fool will be meddling. The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore, shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. Counsel in the heart of man, is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. Most men will proclaim everyone his own goodness; but what a faithful man who can find? The just man walketh in his integrity; his children are blessed after him. A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes. Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am sure from my sin? Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the Lord.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
`BRAGADAYJAH 1599 Proverbs 19: 15-29 Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted. Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. He that keepeth the commandments keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die. He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment; for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again. Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. There are many devices in a man’s heart; never-the-less the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand. The desire of a man is his kindness; and the poor man is better than a liar. The fear of the Lord tendeth to life; and he that hath it, shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware; and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge. He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach. Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge. An ungodly witness scorneth judgment; and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity. Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1598 Proverbs 19: Verses 1-14 Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is s fool. Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth. The foolishness of man perverteth his way; and his heart fretteth against the Lord. Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor. A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape. Many will entreat the favor of the prince; and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts. All the brethren of the poor, do hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him? He pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him. He that getteth wisdom, loveth his own soul; he that keepeth understanding shall find good. A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish. Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes. The discretion of a man, deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favor is as dew upon the grass. A foolish son is the calamity of his father; and the contentions of a wife, are a continual dropping. House and riches are the inheritance of father; and the prudent wife is from the Lord.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1597 Proverbs 18: 13-24 Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted. He that answereth a matter, before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise, seeketh knowledge. A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. He that is first in his own cause, seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him. The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty. A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord. The poor useth entreaties; but the rich answereth roughly. A man that hath friends must show himself friendly; and there is a friend that sticketh close than a brother.
Monday, February 19, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1596 Proverbs 18: Verses. 1 12 Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom. A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runneth into it, and is is safe. The rich man’s wealth is his his strong city, and as a high wall in his own conceit. Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour, is humility.
Sunday, February 18, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1595 Proverbs 17: 15-28 Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted. He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord. Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it? A friend loveth at all times, and the brother is born for adversity. A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend. He loveth transgression that loveth strife; and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction. He that hath a froward heart findeth no good; and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow; and the father of a fool hath no joy. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bone. A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth. A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bear him. Also, to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity. He that hath knowledge spareth his words; and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Even a fool when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1594 Proverbs 17: 1-14 Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than a house full of sacrifices with strife. A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren. The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but the Lord tryeth the heart. A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue. Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his maker; and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their father’s. Excellent speech becometh not a fool; much less do lying lips a prince. A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that that it; whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth. He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter, separateth very friends. A reproof entereth more into a wise man than a hundred stripes into a fool. An evil man seeketh only rebellion; therefore, a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. Let a bear robbed of her whelp meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly. Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water; therefore, leave off contention, before it be meddled with.