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Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

Proverbs 17:3 The fining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold but the LORD tries the hearts.

Proverbs 17:4 A wicked doer gives heed to false lips and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

Proverbs 17:5 Whoso mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. And he that is glad at calamities.(*).shall not be unpunished.(original for 'unpunished' means 'not to be passed over', that is, one will reap what he has sown)..(Obadiah 1:13)

Proverbs 17:6 Children's children are the crown of old men and the glory of children are their fathers.

Proverbs 17:7 Excellent speech.(original means 'speech, conversation, that makes a lasting positive effect').becomes not a fool, much less do lying lips a prince.

Proverbs 17:9 He that covers a transgression seeks love.(Romans 12:18), but he that repeats a matter separates very friends..(separation is of the extremely low consciousness selfish ego level; learn what gossip is)

Proverbs 17:10 A reproof enters more into a wise man than a hundred stripes.(lashes with a whip).into a fool.

Proverbs 17:12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man rather than a fool in his folly..(better to meet a bear than a stupid.fool)

Proverbs 17:13 Whoso rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one lets out water. Therefore leave off.(original for 'leave off' also is, 'to leave, forsake, cast off or away, reject, suffer, spread out or abroad, be loosed, cease, abandon, quit, hang loose, cast down, let fall, forgo, draw').contention.(original for 'contention' is 'cause'), before it be meddled with..(Proverbs 26:17)

Proverbs 17:15 He that justifies the wicked and he that condemns.(original for 'condemns' implies 'having had a part in corrupting those who would otherwise have been just).the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD..(warning to corrupt officials)

Proverbs 17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he has no heart to it?

Proverbs 17:18 A man void of understanding strikes hands.(let's make a deal).and becomes surety in the presence of his friend.

Proverbs 17:19 He loves transgression that loves strife. And he that exalts his gate seeks destruction.

Proverbs 17:21 He that begets a fool.(original 'brings forth', that is, by lack of quality example and teaching).does it to his sorrow and the father of a fool has no joy.

Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart does good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones..(Proverbs 15:13)

Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom is before him that has understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.(wants is all for selfish reasons).

Proverbs 17:25 A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her that bare him.

Proverbs 17:27 He that has knowledge spares his words and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Proverbs 18:2 A fool has no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

Proverbs 18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower. The righteous.(who are the righteous?).run into it and are safe.

Proverbs 18:11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city and as an high wall in his own conceit..(makes him feel that he is secure by trusting in his money:.Ezekiel 7:19)

Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty and before honour is humility.(*).

Proverbs 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity but a wounded spirit who can bear?.(original is."spirit man contains illness broken spirit lift up" and to make it flow better 'the spirit in man contains the illness and his own spirit {soul} can lift himself out of it', that is once connected to it, like an electrical plug, the electricity is there but useless until you plug into it)

Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the prudent.(those after understanding) gets knowledge and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Proverbs 18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Proverbs 18:20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue.(*).and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Proverbs 18:22 Whoso finds a wife.(what's the original for 'wife' and 'husband'?).finds a good thing and obtains favour of the LORD.(what's the Lord'?)..(Ecclesiastes 7:26,28)

Proverbs 18:24 A man that has friends must show himself friendly.(?), and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.(*).

Proverbs 19:1 Better is the poor that walks in his integrity, than he that is perverse.(original also is 'twist, pervert, make crooked, prove perverse, declare perverse, to be crooked, to twist, distort, pervert, make crooked, to declare crooked' {as a liar}).in his lips and is a fool..(Matthew Henry's Commentary: a poor man who fears God, is more honorable and happy, than a man without wisdom and grace, however rich or advanced in rank).(more on the poor amongst you:.John 12:8)

Proverbs 19:2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good.(so be learning things).and he that hastes with his feet sins.(being slower gives time for deliberation before action and will keep you out of a lot of trouble that those hasty individuals run headlong into).

Proverbs 19:3 The foolishness of man perverts his way and his heart frets against the LORD.

Proverbs 19:4 Wealth makes many friends, but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

Proverbs 19:5 A false witness shall not be unpunished and he that speaks lies shall not escape.

Proverbs 19:6 Many will intreat the favour of the prince and every man is a friend to him that gives gifts.

Proverbs 19:7 All the brethren of the poor do hate him. How much more do his friends go far from him? he pursues them with words, yet they are wanting to him.(he tries to get his friends to help, but they only give him empty hope).

Proverbs 19:11 The discretion of a man defers his anger and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Proverbs 19:12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion, but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

Proverbs 19:13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father and the contentions.(strife).of a wife are a continual dropping.

Proverbs 19:14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers and a prudent wife is from the LORD.

Proverbs 19:16 He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul, but he that despises his.(word 'his' not in original).ways shall die..(implies ways established that have been relied upon; don't ignore lessons of the past; learn from immediate negatives, before 'all hell breaks out' on you)

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity.(original also 'gracious, show favor').upon the poor.(original also 'needy, weaker, lean').lends.(original 'join').unto the LORD and that which he has given will he.(the Lord).pay him again..(1Peter 2:9)

Proverbs 19:18 Chasten thy son while there is hope and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man's heart, nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

or, 'the low consciousness of man {Proverbs 14:12} can keep him vacillating between a base life and any desire for spirituality and this because man's spiritual nature is emerging; nevertheless what God has decided after counseling with members of His family will stand

Proverbs 19:22 The desire of a man is his kindness and a poor man is better than a liar..(comprised from Matthew Poole's Commentary: better than a rich man who's a liar who feeds the poor with good words and fair promises {James 2:14-17}, but does not perform what he pretends and is able to do)..(comprised from Barnes Notes: the liar is inferior to the poor man, whose desire is the wish to do good and is taken in the absence of means to carry it into effect, for the act of kindness itself; Matthew Henry's Commentary: It is far better to have a heart to do good and lack ability for it, than to have ability for it and lack a heart to it)

Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the LORD tends to life and he that has it shall abide satisfied. He shall not be visited with evil.

Proverbs 19:26 He that wastes his father and chases away his mother, is a son that causes shame and brings reproach.

Proverbs 19:27 Cease.(?), my son, to hear the instruction that causes to err from the words of knowledge.

Proverbs 20:2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion. Whoso provokes him to anger sins against his own soul..(Proverbs 19:12)

Proverbs 20:3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife but every fool will be meddling.

Proverbs 20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water but a man of understanding will draw it out..(people have answers to help you, but you have to dig deep into them in order to learn lessons)

Proverbs 20:7 The just man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.(by his example).

Proverbs 20:8 A king that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

Proverbs 20:9 Who can say I have made my heart clean and I am now pure from my sin?

Proverbs 20:10 Divers weights and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD..(weigh it out exactly so he or she doesn't get a bit more than what they are paying for; the Creator's way is the way of generosity, not the way of cheapos steeped in the ego level of greed to the point of niggling:.Deuteronomy 24:19; Ruth 2:1-23).(on weights & measures)

Proverbs 20:11 Even a child.(original here is 'weaned', meaning, one just finished with mother's milk).is known by his doings, whether his work be pure and whether it be right..(alert parents can tell very early the pathways their children are leaning toward)

Proverbs 20:16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

Proverbs 20:17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Proverbs 20:19 He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets.(learn about gossip); herefore meddle not with him that flatters with his lips.

Proverbs 20:20 Whoso curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness..(any light, any goodness, he or she may have had, his bad attitude has blinded him or her from it)

Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance.(original 'possessions, property, wealth).may be gotten hastily at the beginning, but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil but wait on the LORD and he shall save thee..(Hebrews 10:30; Matthew 5:39)

Proverbs 20:23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD and a false balance is not good.

Proverbs 20:24 Man's goings.(personal circumstances in each of our lives).are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?.(like,.why is my life taking turns that I don't want it to take)

Proverbs 20:25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy and after vows to make enquiry.

Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
 


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