Saturday, March 31, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1636 Ecclesiastes 4: Verses 1-8 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun; and behold,the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter, wherefore, I praised the dead which are already dead, more than the living which are yet alive. Yea, better is he than both they, which has not yet been, who have not seen the evil work that is done under the sun. Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit. The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh. Better is an handful with quietness than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit. Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun. There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother; yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, for whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.

Friday, March 30, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1635 Ecclesiastes 3: Verses 12-22 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice and to be good in his life. And also, that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labour; it is the gift of God. I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever, nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it. And God doeth it, and men should fear before Him. That which has been is now; and that which is to be, hath already been; and God enquireth that which is past. And moreover, I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there. I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose, and for every work. I said in my heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts. For that which befalleth the sons of men, befalleth beasts even one thing befalleth them; as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they all have one breath. So that a man hath no pre-eminence above a beast; for all is vanity. All go unto one place, all are of the dust; and all turn to dust again. Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward and the spirit of the beast that goeth downwards to the earth? Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his own works, for that is his portion; for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

Thursday, March 29, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1634 Ecclesiastes 3: Verses 1-11 To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven; a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted. A time to kill, and a time to heal. A time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together. A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? I have seen the travail which God hath given to the sons of men, to be exercised in it. He hath made everything beautiful in His time; also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

BRAGADAYJAH 1633 Ecclesiastes 2: 14-26 The wise man’s eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness; and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all. Then said I in my heart, as it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity; for there is no remembrance of the wise more than the fool forever; seeing that which now is in the days to come, shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man as the fool. Therefore, I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me; for all is vanity and vexation of spirit. Yea, I hated all my labour which I have taken under the sun, because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me. And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? Yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shown myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity. Therefore, I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun. For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in iniquity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein, shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil. For what hath man of all his labour and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun? For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This also is vanity. There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God. For who can eat, or who else can hasten hereunto more than I? For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight, wisdom, and knowledge, and joy. But to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1632 Ecclesiastes 2: 1-13 I said in mine heart, go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure; and, behold, this also is vanity. I said of laughter, it is mad; and of mirth, what doeth it? I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life. I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted my vineyards; I made me gardens, and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits; I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees; I got me servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem before me; I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces; I got me men singers and women singers, and the delight of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts. So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem; also my wisdom remained with me. And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour; and this was my portion of all my labour. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do; and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly; for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done. Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

Monday, March 26, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1631 Ecclesiastes 1: Verses 10-18. Is there anything whereof it may be said, see, this is new? It hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after. I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem, and I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven; this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit. That which is crooked cannot be made straight; and that which is wanting cannot be numbered. I communed with mine own heart, saying, lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem; yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge. And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly; I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

Sunday, March 25, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1630. Ecclesiastes. 1-9 Ecclesiastes is a Book of the Bible, the authorship of which is traditionally attributed to King Solomon, written probably in his old age. It is variably regarded as the work of a teacher or preacher and is one of the Wisdom Books of the Bible, primarily because the writings are both philosophical, and also contains pearls of wisdom, and instruction. Indeed, the Book characteristically ascribes to itself, “the Words of the Preacher.” The opening chapter consists of 18 verses the first nine of which states: The words of the Preacher, the son of David, King in Jerusalem. Vanity of vanities, sayeth the Preacher, vanity of vanities, all is vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth forever. The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose. The wind goeth toward the South, and turneth about unto the North; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, hither they return again. All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done; and there is no new thing under the sun.

Saturday, March 24, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1629 Proverbs 31: 22-31 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Friday, March 23, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1628 Proverbs 31: Verses 11-21 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, [sic, a virtuous wife], so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good, and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchant’s ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it; with the fruit of her hands, she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good; her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hand to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Thursday, March 22, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1627 Proverbs Verses: 31: 1-10 The words of king Lemuel, the prophesy that his mother taught him. What, my son? And what the son of my womb? And what, the son of my vows? Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes, strong drink; lest they drink, and forget the law; and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy heart. Let him drink and forget his poverty; and remember his misery no more. Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1626 Proverbs 30:24-33 There be four thing which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise; the ant are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; the conies are but feeble folk, yet make they houses in the rocks; the locusts hath no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; the spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in king’s palaces. There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going; a lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any; a greyhound; and he-goats also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up. If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth. Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the ringing of the nose, bringeth forth blood; so, the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1625 Proverbs 30: Verses 12-23 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up. There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth are as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men. The horseleach has two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things that say not enough. The grave; and the barren womb, the earth that is not filled with water, and the fire that sayeth not, It is enough. The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it. There be three things, which are too wonderful for me, yea four which I know not; the way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of man with a maid. Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth and saith, I have done no wickedness. For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear; for a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat; for an odious woman; when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

Monday, March 19, 2018


wicked. BRAGADAYJAH 1624 Proverbs 30: Verse 1-11 The words of Agur, the son of Jakeh, even the prophesy; the man spoke unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel, and Ucal. Surely, I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man. I neither learnt wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy. Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists. Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell? Every word of God is pure; He is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add not unto his words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die. Remove far from me vanity and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me, lest I be full and deny thee, and say, who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor and steal and take the name of my God in vain. Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty There is a generation that curseth their father and dost not bless their mother.

Sunday, March 18, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1623 Proverbs 29: verses 14-27 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever. The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child left to himself, bringeth his mother to shame. When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth; but the righteous shall see their fall. Correct thy son, and he shall give the rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. A servant will not be corrected by words; for though he understands, he will not answer. Seeth thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him. He that delicately bringeth up his servants from a child, shall have him become his son at the length. And angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression. A man’s pride shall bring him low; but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul; he heareth cursing and betrayeth it not. The fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord, shall be safe. Many seek the ruler’s favour; but every man’s judgment cometh from the Lord. An unjust man is an abomination to the just; and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

Saturday, March 17, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1622 Proverbs 29 Verses 1-13 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance. The king by judgment establisheth the land; but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it. A man that flattereth his neighbour, spreadeth a net for his feet. In the transgression of an evil man, there is a snare; but the righteous doth sing and rejoice. The righteous considereth the cause of the poor; but the wicked regardeth not to know it. Scornful men bring a city into a snare; but wise men turn away wrath. If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest. The bloodthirsty hate the upright; but the just seek his soul. A fool uttereth all is mind; but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. If a ruler hearkens to lies, all his servants are wicked. The poor and the deceitful man meet together; the Lord lighteneth both their eyes.

Friday, March 16, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1621 Proverbs 28:Verses 15-28 As a roaring lion, and the raging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people. The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor; but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days. The man that doeth violence to the blood of any person, shall flea to the pit; let no man stay him. Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved; but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once. He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread; but he that followeth after vain persons, shall have poverty enough. A faithful man shall abound with blessings; but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. To have respect of persons is not good; for a piece of bread that man will transgress. He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him. He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue. Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and sayeth he is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer. He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife; but he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat. He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool; but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse. When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; but when they perish the righteous increase

Thursday, March 15, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1620 Proverbs 28 Verses 1-14 The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion. For the transgression of a land, many are the princes thereof; but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged. A poor man that oppresseth the poor, is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food They that forsake the law praise the wicked; but such as keep the law contend with them. Evil men understand not judgement; but they that seek the Lord understand all things. Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich. Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son; but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father. He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, eve n his prayer shall be abomination. Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit; but the upright shall have good things in possession. The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out. When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory; but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden. He that covereth his sins shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Happy is the man that feareth alway; but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1619 Proverbs 27: Verses 14-27 Warnings and Instructions He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him. A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike. Whosoever hideth her, hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself. Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof; so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man. Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied. As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise. Though you shouldest bray a fool, in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him. Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herd. 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 mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goat’s milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1618 Proverbs 27: Verses 1-13 Warnings and Instructions (Cont.) Boast not thyself of tomorrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth, a stranger, and not thine own lips. A stone is heavy, and the sand is weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both. Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous, but who is able to stand before envy. Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. The full soul loatheth a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul everything is sweet. As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place. Ointment and perfume doth rejoice the heart so is the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel. Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend forsake not neither 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. My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I might answer him that reproacheth me. A prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself. But the simple pass on and are punished. Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

Monday, March 12, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1617 Proverbs 26: 15- 28 Warnings and Instructions The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom, it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth. The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit, than seven men that can render a reason. He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife, belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears. As a mad man who casteth, firebrands, arrows and death, So, is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and say, “Am I not in sport?” Where no wood is, there the fire goes out, as where there is no talebearer the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Burning lips, and a wicked heart, are like a potsherd covered with silver dross. He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him. When he speaketh fair, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation. Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein; and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him. A lying tongue hateth those who are afflicted by it, and a flattering tongue worketh ruin.

Sunday, March 11, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1616 Proverbs 26: 1-14 Warnings and Instructions. As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool. As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back. Answer not a fool according to his folly, less thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool, cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage. The legs of the lame are not equal; so is a parable in the mouth of fools. As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool. As a thorn groweth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools. The great God that formed all things, both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors. As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. Seest thou a man while in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him. The slothful man sayeth, there is a lion in the way; a lion is in the street. As the door turneth upon its hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.

Saturday, March 10, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1615 Proverbs 25: Verses 15-28 A Proverb of Solomon. By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone. Hath thou found honey? Eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomiteth. Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbor's house; lest he be weary of thee and so hate thee. A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and sword, and a sharp arrow. Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble, is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint. As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitrate, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart. 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. As the North wind driveth away rain; so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue. It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman, and in a wide house. As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring. It is not good to eat much honey; so, for men to search for their own glory is not glory. He that hath no rule over his own spirit, is like a city that is broken down and without walls.

Friday, March 9, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1614 Proverbs 25: Verses 1-28 Proverbs of Solomon. These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah, King of Judah copied out. It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable. Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer. Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness. Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men: For better it is that it be said unto thee, come up hither; than that thou shouldeth be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen. Go not forth hastily to strive, let thou know not what to do, in the end thereof, when thy neighbor has put thee to shame. Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another. Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thy infamy turn not away. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. As an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him; for he refresheth the soul of his masters. Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

Thursday, March 8, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1612 Proverbs 24: Verses 24-34 Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted He that sayeth unto the wicked, thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him; but to them that rebuke him, shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them. Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer. Prepare thy works without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house. Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips. Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me; I will render to the man according to his works. I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; and, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stonewall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well; I looked upon it, and received instruction. 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.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1612 Proverbs 24: 13-23. Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted. My son, eat thou honey because it is good; and the honeycomb which is sweet to the taste. So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto the soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off. Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place. For a just man falleth seven times and riseth up again, but the wicked shall fall into mischief. Rejoice not when thy enemy falleth; and let not thy heart be glad when he stumbleth: lest the Lord see it and it displease Him, and He turneth away his wrath from him. Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked. For there shall be no reward to the evil man, the candle of the wicked shall be put out. My son, fear thou the Lord and the king, and meddle not with them that are given to change. For their calamity shall rise suddenly, and who knoweth the ruin of them both? These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1611 Proverbs 24:1-12 Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted. Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them; for their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief. Through wisdom is a house builded, and by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength. For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war; and in multitude of counsellors there is safety. Wisdom is too high for a fool; he openeth not his mouth in the gates. He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person. The thought of foolishness is sin; and the scorner is an abomination to men. If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; if thou sayeth behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? And he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? And shall not he render to every man according to his works?

Monday, March 5, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1610 Proverbs 23: Verses 24-35 Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice; and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him. Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bear thee, shall rejoice. My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways. For a whore is deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. She also lieth in wait, as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men. 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. Thine eyes shall behold strange women and thine heart shall utter perverse things. Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast. They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not; when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

Sunday, March 4, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1609. Proverbs 23: 12-22. Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted. Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shall deliver his soul from hell. My son. If thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. Yea, my reins shall rejoice when my lips speak right things. Let not thine heart envy sinners, but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. For surely, there is an end, and thine expectation shall not be cut off. Hear thou my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. Be not among wine-bibbers, among riotous eaters of flesh: for the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. Hearken unto thy father that begat thee; and despise not thy mother when she is old. Buy the truth and sell it not, neither wisdom, and instruction and understanding.

Saturday, March 3, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1608 Proverbs 23: Verses 1-11 Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted. When thou sittest to eat, with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee; and put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties; for they are deceitful meat. Labour not to be rich; cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. 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, sayeth he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. The morsel which thou hath eaten shalt thou vomit up and lose thy sweet words. Speak not in the ears of a fool; for he will despise the wisdom of thy words. Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless; for their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.

Friday, March 2, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1607 Proverbs 22 Verses 15-29 Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted. Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want. Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge. For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. That thy trust may be in the Lord, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee. Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee? Rob not the poor, because he is poor; neither oppress the afflicted in the gate; for the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Make no friendship with an any man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go; lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debt. If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee? Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set. Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Thursday, March 1, 2018


BRAGADAYJAH 1606 Proverbs 22: Verses 1-14 Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted. A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. The rich and poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all. A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on and are punished. By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life. Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward; he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them. Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it. The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity; and the rod of his anger shall fail. He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed for he giveth of his bread to the poor. Cast out the scorner, and contentions shall go out, yea, strife and reproach shall cease. He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend, The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor. The slothful man sayeth, there is a lion without, I shall be slain in the street. The mouth of strange women is a deep pit; he that is abhorred of the Lord shall fall therein.


BRAGADAYJAH 1606 Proverbs 22: Verses 1-14 Righteousness and Wickedness Contrasted. A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. The rich and poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all. A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on and are punished. By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life. Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward; he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them. Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it. The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity; and the rod of his anger shall fail. He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed for he giveth of his bread to the poor. Cast out the scorner, and contentions shall go out, yea, strife and reproach shall cease. He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend, The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor. The slothful man sayeth, there is a lion without, I shall be slain in the street. The mouth of strange women is a deep pit; he that is abhorred of the Lord shall fall therein.