Thursday, January 18, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1564 Proverbs 5: Veres 15-23. Immprality Rebuked. Drink waters of thine own cisterns, and running waters out of thine own well. Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad and rivers of waters in the streets. Let them be only thine own, and not strangers with thee. Let thy fountain be blessed; and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times and be thou ravished always with her love. And why wilt, thou my son, be ravished with a strange woman and embrace the bosom of a stranger? For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings. His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1563 Proverbs 5. Verses 1-12 Immorality Rebuked My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear unto my understanding. That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge. For the lips of a strange woman drop as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smother 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. Lest thou should ponder the paths of life, her ways are movable that thou canst not know them. Hear me now, therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house. Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel. Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth, and thy labours be in the house of a stranger. And thou mourn at the last when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, and say, “How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof? And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ears to them that instructed me. I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1562 Proverbs 4. 14-27 Fatherly Advice Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn form it, and pass away. For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness; they know not at what they stumble. My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left; remove thy foot from evil.
Monday, January 15, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1561 Proverbs 4. Verses 1-13 Fatherly Advice. Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. He taught me also, and said unto me, let thine heart retain my words; keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom, get understanding; forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee; love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principle thing; therefore, get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee; she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head a ornament of grace; a crown of glory shall she delver to thee. Hear, O my son and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have lead thee in rights paths. When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runneth, thou shall not stumble. Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go; keep her; for she is thy life.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1560 Proverb 3. Verses 18-35 The Rewards of Wisdom She, [ wisdom] is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her; and happy is everyone that retaineth her. The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By His knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. My son, let not them depart from thine eyes; keep sound wisdom and discretion; so shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. When thou lieth down, thou shalt not be afraid; yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbour, go, and come again, and tomorrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee. Devise not evil against thy neighbor, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. Strive not with a man without cause, if he has done thee no harm. Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. For the froward is abomination to the Lord, but His secret is with the righteous. The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked; but He blesseth the habitation of the just. Surely, He scorneth the scorners; but He giveth grace unto the lowly. The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1559 Proverb 3: Verses 1-17 The Rewards of Wisdom My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments; for length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart; so shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and morrow to thy bones. Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruit of all thine increase; so shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction; for whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better that the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies; and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand, riches and honour. Her way are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Friday, January 12, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1558 Proverb 2. Verses 10 – 22 Wisdom delivers from Evil. When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; discretion shall preserve thee; understanding shall keep thee: to deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; who leave the paths of uprightness; to walk in the ways of darkness; who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths; to deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go unto her turn again, neither take they hold of the paths of life. That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous. For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1557 Proverb 2 Verses 1-9. Wisdom Delivers from Evil. My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; if thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord; and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord giveth wisdom; out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom, for the righteous; He is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of His Saints. Then shall thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1556 Proverb. 20 – 33 Wisdom’s Warning Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the street; she crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gate; in the city she uttereth her words, saying, how long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools take knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; but ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; when your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: for that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord; they would none of my counsel; they despised all my repoof. Therefore, shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devises. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me, shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1555 Proverbs: Verses 7 - 19 Wisdom’s Foundation: The Fear of the Lord. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother; for they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause; let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and hold, as those that go down into the pit; we shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil; casting thy lot among us; let us all have one purse; my son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: for their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. So are the ways of everyone that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
Monday, January 8, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1554 Fatherly Exhortations to the Young. Proverbs 1: Verses 1-6 The Proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; to know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; to give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels; to understand the proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise and their dark sayings.
Sunday, January 7, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1553 Proverbs. All the forgoing were based on the Biblical Books, Genesis to the Psalms. The last issue was captioned BRAGADAYJAH 1552, and it was explained from time to time, that the word BRAGADAYJAH was made up to signify, a “Brag a day about Jah. The number 1553 signifies that number of days during which bragging or talking about God, (Jah), has been going on; praise to His, Holy name, not a single day has been missed so far. Accordingly, it is the intention of this writer to continue ad infinitum, ad will only stop when God Himself calls a halt through direct command or circumstances way outside my control. And as long as I am able to physically, technically or otherwise, I will continue to summarize and blog about the word of God, and delight in what “thus saith the Lord.” For the days to come, therefore, these blogs will be based on what God says in His word in the Book of Proverbs, a collection of pithy sayings in which by comparison or contrast, some important truth is set forth. This collection is made for the most part by King Solomon, who according to what is written in 1 Kings, 4: 32, is said to have written over three thousand, (3000) proverbs. Like other books in the Bible, Proverbs is divided up into chapters and verses; and the following daily extractions will be broken up into short verses for ease of reference. Soli Deo Gloria.
Saturday, January 6, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1552 Psalm 150 The Summation of God’s Praise. Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary: praise Him in the firmament of His power. Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the psaltery and harp. Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with the stringed instruments and organ. Proud Him upon the loud cymbals; praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.
Friday, January 5, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1551 Psalm 149 God praised by the children of Zion. Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and His praise in the congregation of saints. Let Israel rejoice in Him that made him; let the children of Zion be joyful in their king. Let them praise his name in the dance; let them sing praises unto Him with the timbrel and harp. For the Lord taketh pleasure in His people; He will beautify the meek with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud upon their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; to execute vengeance upon the heathen and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgments written; this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Psalm 148 God praised by all Creation Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the heights. Praise ye Him, all His angels; praise ye Him, all His Hosts. Praise ye Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all ye stars of light. Praise Him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens. Let them praise the name of the Lord; for He commandeth, and they were created. He hath also established them forever and ever; He hath made a decree which shall not pass. Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps; fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling His word; mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars; beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl; kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth; both young men, and maidens; old men, and children: Let them praise the name of the Lord; for His name alone is excellent; His glory is above the earth and heaven. He also exalteth the horn of His people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto Him, Praise ye the Lord.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1549 Psalm 147.Verses 11-20 God Praised for re-gathering Israel. The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in His mercy. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. For He hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; He hath blessed thy children within thee. He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. He sendeth forth His commandment upon earth, His word runneth very swiftly. He giveth snow like wool; He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. He casteth forth His ice like morsels; who can stand before His cold? He sendeth out His word, and melteth them; He causeth His wind to blow, and waters flow. He showeth His word unto Jacob, His statutes and His judgments unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation; and as for His judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the Lord.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1547 Psalm 147, Verses 1-10 God praised for re-gathering Israel Praise ye the Lord; for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. The Lord doth build up Jerusalem; He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power; His understanding is infinite. The Lord lifteth up the meek; He casteth the wicked down to the ground. Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God; who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. He giveth to the beast its food, and to the young raven which cry. He delighteth not in the strength of the horse; He taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
Monday, January 1, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1546 Psalm 146 God Praised for His help Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. While I live will I praise the Lord; I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God; which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is; which keepeth truth forever; which executeth judgment for the oppressed; which giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth the prisoners; the Lord openeth the eyes of the blind; the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down; the Lord loveth the righteous; the Lord preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow; but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down. The Lord shall reign forever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the Lord.