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1:1-4 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 subtilty.(JPS.has
it for 'subtilty', 'prudence').to
the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
the givingness to improve others, that is, others who listen and learn.
1:5 A wise man will hear.(he
listens and learns).and
will increase learning
and a man of understanding shall attain
unto wise counsels.
knowledge that he can use to become a better individual:.Proverbs
1:6 To understand a proverb and the interpretation;
the words of the wise and their dark sayings.(riddle,
difficult question, parable,
saying or question, perplexing
saying or question).
1:7 The fear of the LORD
is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise
1:8 My son, hear the instruction of your father and forsake
not the law of you mother.
be like many who don't
listen to learn.
1:10-14 My son, if sinners entice you, consent
you not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us
for the innocent without cause. Let us swallow them up alive as the grave
and whole, as those that go down into the pit. We shall find all precious
substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil.
Cast in your lot among us, let us all have one purse.(we'll
split evenly what we take).
to learn how to keep yourself.out
1: all this chapter and 5:7,11-13,22,23;
One of the ways is to
1:15-18 My son, walk not you in the way with them; refrain
your foot from their path, for their feet run to evil.(they
are getting into big trouble).and
make haste to shed blood. Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight
of any bird.(surely
anyone can see where they are headed in life). And they lay
wait for their own blood.(what
they do they
do to themselves); they lurk.privily
for their own lives.
purpose is always being out to see what they can get for the self.
1:19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which takes
away the life of the owners thereof.
doesn't realize these ways are tricks
of the devil to eventually destroy him; many rich people are fools:.Psalms
49:6,10 "They that trust in their wealth and boast themselves in the
multitude of their riches...the fool and the brutish person perish and
leave their wealth to others.".And
such was ancient king Benhadad.
1:20,21 Wisdom cries without. She utters her voice in the streets.
She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates.
In the city she utters her words, saying,
1:22 How long you simple ones
will you love simplicity? And the scorners.(Proverbs
9:7,8).delight in their
scorning and fools hate knowledge?
simple one does whatever at the present he feels he wants to, with no idea
and/or regard for what his present actions may mean later to him or to
1:23 Turn you at my reproof.(learn).and
I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
is, they'll lead you in understanding the import
of what I'm saying.
1:24-30 But because I have called and you refused I have stretched
out my hand and no man regarded.(they
listen), but you have set at nought
all my counsel.(set
aside all my words of advice
for your life to be better).and
would none of my reproof.(didn't
care at all when I brought it to your attention), I also
will laugh at your calamity
and I will mock
when your fear comes. When your fear comes as desolation and your destruction
comes as a whirlwind,
comes 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.(what's
this?). They wanted none of my counsel.(Jeremiah
despised all my reproof.
1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way and be
filled with their own devices.
1:32 For the turning away.(turning
wisdom, see earlier
verses).of the simple.(those
not thinking in time; reacting only to the moment).shall
slay them and the prosperity of fools.(those
addicted to wealth and power spend their lives missing the spiritual because
their efforts are always toward selfish advantage; but they
die anyway and then what do they have:.Jeremiah
6:15-17).shall destroy them.
2:2 So that you incline your ear unto wisdom and apply your heart to
on the pathway of understanding and you'll arrive at an overstanding.
2:3-5 Yea, if you cry after knowledge.(Matthew
7:7,8).and lift up your
voice for understanding. If
you seek her as silver and search for her as for hid treasures, then
you'll understand the fear.(?)
of the LORD.(what's
the 'Lord'?).and find the
knowledge of God.
2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom.
Out of his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
2:7 He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous.(and
are they?). He is a buckler.(shield).to
them that walk uprightly.
2:8,9 He keeps the paths of judgment and preserves the way of his saints.(Deuteronomy
33:2). Then shall you understand righteousness and judgment
and equity, yea, every good path.
2:10 When wisdom enters into your heart and knowledge is pleasant unto
2:11 Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you.
deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaks
'manipulate to gain selfish advantage', the way the
ego is).things; Who leave
the paths of uprightness.(*).to
walk in the ways of darkness.
2:14 Who rejoice to do evil and delight in the frowardness
of the wicked;
because some selfish advantage is gained by being so.
2:15 Whose ways are crooked and they are froward
in their paths.
2:16 To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the stranger
which flatters with her words;
2:17-20 Which forsakes the guide of her youth and forgets the covenant
of her God. For her house inclines unto death and her paths unto the dead.
None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths
of life. That you may walk in the way of good men and keep the paths of
3:1,2 My son, forget not my law.(what
law today?), but let your heart keep my commandments,
for length of days and long life and peace, shall they add to you.
in Proverbs, the wise Solomon
was able to delineate
the higher consciousness of love from the Mosaic
Law in effect back then, seeing the intent of God behind all the over
do's and don'ts of rules, regulations, etc.
3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you. Bind them about your neck.
Write them upon the table of your heart.
3:4 So shall you find favour
and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
3:5 Trust in the LORD
with all your heart and lean not unto your
often lurch off
to solutions of our own concocting,
the Creator can alter.circumstances
in life right
where we are at, like, what's
not possible for the Creator to do for you? An example of leaning unto
your own understanding would be if you know it's honest to return the wallet
you found with a lot of money in it, but you need the money so badly at
this time and so you think, God probably has worked this all out to help
me out of my present dilemma.
Not so! (Proverbs
30:9 "Lest I be full and deny you and say, Who is the LORD? or lest
I be poor and steal and take the name of my God in
vain."). Nothing ever precludes
consciousness ways of love, of which honesty is one of love's attributes
and by those is how God operates.
3:6 In all your ways.(including
your thinking about what to do).acknowledge
that God is indeed
with you; talk silently to the Creator about all and anything of
importance to you, why?.Matthew
6:33; Luke 11:9).and
he shall direct your paths.(original
3:7 Be not wise in your own eyes. Fear.(?).the
LORD and depart from evil.
3:8 It shall be health to your navel and marrow to your bones.
3:9 Honour the LORD with your substance and with the firstfruits of
all your increase.
would not mean just some small increase in say, wages, where even with
that, one is overall, not really getting ahead. Ask yourself if you can
comfortably be generous. If you can't, consider it later sometime, when
you think you may be able to. God doesn't need your money. God wants one's
heart to be inclined toward Him.
3:10 So shall your barns be filled with plenty and your presses shall
burst out with new wine.
3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD, neither be weary
of his correction.
3:12 For whom the LORD loves he corrects; even as a father the son
in whom he delights.
3:13-18 Happy is the man that finds wisdom and the man that gets understanding.
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver and
the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies and all
the things you can 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 ways are
ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life
to them that lay hold upon her and happy is every one that retains her.
3:19 The LORD by wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding has
he established the heavens.
3:20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up and the clouds drop
down the dew.
3:21-23 My son, let not them.(the
ways of wisdom as described just above in this chapter).depart
from your eyes. Keep sound wisdom and discretion. So shall they be life
unto your soul and grace to your neck. Then shall you walk in your way
safely and your foot shall not stumble.
3:24 When you lie down, you shall not be afraid. Yea, you shall lie
down and your sleep shall be sweet.(Psalms
3:25,26 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither
of the desolation of the wicked, when it comes. For the LORD shall be your
confidence and shall keep your foot from being taken.
3:27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the
power of your hand to do it.
3:28 Say not unto your neighbour, Go, and come again, and tomorrow
I will give, when you have it by you.
3:31 Envy you not the oppressor and choose none of his ways.
3:33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked, but he blesses
the habitation of the just.
3:35 The wise shall inherit glory,
but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
4:1,2 Hear, you children, the instruction of a father and attend to
so as to learn the good things that can help you in life).
For I give you good doctrine.(instruction).
Forsake you not my law.
law he followed are the things which he has learned that worked in his
life and he wants to pass what he has learned on to you.
4:3 For I too was my father's son, as you are mine, tender and beloved
in the sight of my mother.
4:4 He taught me also and said unto me, Let your heart retain my words.(he
also said unto me, as I'm saying unto you), keep my commandments.(the
things he learned which worked well for him).and
4:5,6 Get wisdom, get understanding. Forget it not. neither decline
from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not and she shall preserve you.
Love her and she shall keep you.
is the principal
thing, therefore get wisdom and with all your getting get understanding.
her and she shall promote you. She shall bring you to honour, when you
do embrace her. She shall give to your head an ornament of grace. A crown
of glory shall she deliver to you.
4:10 Hear, O my son and receive my sayings and the years of your life
shall be many.
4:11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom. I have led you in right
4:12 When you go, your steps shall not be straitened.(you
won't be shoved off your path by others urging you to do wrong things).and
when you run.(when
you are under pressure to do things quicker).you
4:13 Take fast hold of instruction. Let her not go. Keep her, for she
is your life.
4:14-17 Enter not into the path of the wicked and go not in the way
of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it and pass away. For
evil ones sleep not, except they have done mischief. Their sleep is taken
away unless they cause some to fall.(Proverbs
4:19;they are so corrupt that their whole purpose is such to cause
another trouble and they don't rest until someone is harmed in some way).
For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
4:18 But the path of the just
is as the shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day.
4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness. They know not at what they
30:10; Jeremiah 16:10-12).
just have no idea what could be wrong in their lives and that is, they
are out of sync
set operating system of the universe God set to be before mankind was
even on the Earth:.2Timothy
1:9. Humans as they are, just don't seem to get it that negatives in
life are to get them to think about what they are thinking, saying and
doing, so they can change to that which works well for them and others.
4:20-22 My son, attend to my words.(why
you are here in the first place). Incline your ear unto my
sayings. Let them not depart from your eyes. Keep them in the midst of
heart. For.they are life.unto
those that find them and health to all their flesh.
4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence
for out of it are the issues of life.
Hebrew it means 'to guard your mind' because you
make your life by thoughts and resultant.attitudes
and words that come from those attitudes, words that either sever
4:24 Put away from yourself a froward
mouth and perverse.(lips
not of love).lips put far from
4:25,26 Let your eyes look right on and let your eyelids look straight
what's good for you and others
and stick to it and you won't be stuck
in the dark side; how
to find it).
the path of your feet and let all your ways be established.
closer to the original."Pondering
the path of your feet.(where
you are going in life and want to go).establishes
in this, get some counsel
along the way:.Proverbs
4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left. Remove your foot from