Proverbs

Proverbs 11 (BBT Translation)

11:1 The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but an accurate weight is his elight. 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. 11:3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the unfaithful destroys them. 11:4 Wealth does not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from mortal danger. 11:5 The righteousness of the blameless will make straight their way, but the wicked person will fall by his own wickedness. 11:6 The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, but the faithless will be captured by their own desires. 11:7 When a wicked person dies, his expectation perishes, and the hope of his strength perishes. 11:8 The righteous person is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked turns up in his stead. 11:9 With his speech the godless person destroys his neighbor, but by

Proverbs 12 (BBT Translation)

12:1 The one who loves discipline loves knowledge, but the one who hates reproof is stupid. 12:2 A good person obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a person with wicked schemes. 12:3 No one can be established through wickedness, but a righteous root cannot be moved. 12:4 A noble wife is the crown of her husband, but the wife who acts shamefully is like rottenness in his bones. 12:5 The plans of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. 12:6 The words of the wicked lie in wait to shed innocent blood, but the words of the upright will deliver them. 12:7 The wicked are overthrown and perish, but the righteous household will stand. 12:8 A person is praised in accordance with his wisdom, but the one who has a twisted mind is

Proverbs 13 (BBT Translation)

13:1 A wise son accepts his father’s discipline, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. 13:2 From the fruit of his speech a person eats good things, but the faithless desire the fruit of violence. 13:3 The one who guards his words guards his life, but whoever is talkative will come to ruin. 13:4 The appetite of the sluggard craves but gets nothing, but the desire of the diligent will be abundantly satisfied. 13:5 The righteous person hates anything false, but the wicked person acts in shameful disgrace. 13:6 Righteousness guards the one who lives with integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. 13:7 There is one who pretends to be rich and yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor and yet possesses great wealth. 13:8 The ransom of a person’s life is his wealth, but the poor person hears

Proverbs 14 (BBT Translation)

14:1 Every wise woman builds her household, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands. 14:2 The one who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, but the one who is perverted in his ways despises him. 14:3 In the speech of a fool is a rod for his back, but the words of the wise protect them. 14:4 Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is clean, but an abundant harvest is produced by strong oxen. 14:5 A truthful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. 14:6 The scorner seeks wisdom but finds none, but understanding is easy for a discerning person. 14:7 Leave the presence of a foolish person, or you will not understand wise counsel. 14:8 The wisdom of the shrewd person is to discern his way, but the

Proverbs 15 (BBT Translation)

15:1 A gentle response turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath. 15:2 The tongue of the wise treats knowledge correctly, but the mouth of the fool spouts out folly. 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on those who are evil and those who are good. 15:4 Speech that heals is like a life-giving tree, but a perverse tongue breaks the spirit. 15:5 A fool rejects his father’s discipline, but whoever heeds reproof shows good sense. 15:6 In the house of the righteous is abundant wealth, but the income of the wicked brings trouble. 15:7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but not so the heart of fools. 15:8 The LORD abhors the sacrifices of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. 15:9 The LORD abhors the way of

Proverbs 16 (BBT Translation)

16:1 The intentions of the heart belong to a man, but the answer of the tongue comes from the LORD. 16:2 All a person’s ways seem right in his own opinion, but the LORD evaluates the motives. 16:3 Commit your works to the LORD, and your plans will be established. 16:4 The LORD works everything for its own ends – even the wicked for the day of disaster. 16:5 The LORD abhors every arrogant person; rest assured that they will not go unpunished. 16:6 Through loyal love and truth iniquity is appeased; through fearing the LORD one avoids evil. 16:7 When a person’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, he even reconciles his enemies to himself. 16:8 Better to have a little with righteousness than to have abundant income without justice. 16:9 A person plans his course, but the LORD directs his

Proverbs 17 (BBT Translation)

17:1 Better is a dry crust of bread where there is quietness than a house full of feasting with strife. 17:2 A servant who acts wisely will rule over an heir who behaves shamefully, and will share the inheritance along with the relatives. 17:3 The crucible is for refining silver and the furnace is for gold, likewise the LORD tests hearts. 17:4 One who acts wickedly pays attention to evil counsel; a liar listens to a malicious tongue. 17:5 The one who mocks the poor insults his Creator; whoever rejoices over disaster will not go unpunished. 17:6 Grandchildren are like a crown to the elderly, and the glory of children is their parents. 17:7 Excessive speech is not becoming for a fool; how much less are lies for a ruler! 17:8 A bribe works like a charm for the one

Proverbs 18 (BBT Translation)

18:1 One who has isolated himself seeks his own desires; he rejects all sound judgment. 18:2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding but only in disclosing what is on his mind. 18:3 When a wicked person arrives, contempt shows up with him, and with shame comes a reproach. 18:4 The words of a person’s mouth are like deep waters, and the fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook. 18:5 It is terrible to show partiality to the wicked, by depriving a righteous man of justice. 18:6 The lips of a fool enter into strife, and his mouth invites a flogging. 18:7 The mouth of a fool is his ruin, and his lips are a snare for his life. 18:8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down into the person’s innermost being. 18:9 The one

Proverbs 19 (BBT Translation)

19:1 Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is perverse in his speech and is a fool. 19:2 It is dangerous to have zeal without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily makes poor choices. 19:3 A person’s folly subverts his way, and his heart rages against the LORD. 19:4 Wealth adds many friends, but a poor person is separated from his friend. 19:5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who spouts out lies will not escape punishment. 19:6 Many people entreat the favor of a generous person, and everyone is the friend of the person who gives gifts. 19:7 All the relatives of a poor person hate him; how much more do his friends avoid him – he pursues them with words, but they do not respond. 19:8 The

Proverbs 20 (BBT Translation)

20:1 Wine is a mocker and strong drink is a brawler; whoever goes astray by them is not wise. 20:2 The king’s terrifying anger is like the roar of a lion; whoever provokes him sins against himself. 20:3 It is an honor for a person to cease from strife, but every fool quarrels. 20:4 The sluggard will not plow during the planting season, so at harvest time he looks for the crop but has nothing. 20:5 Counsel in a person’s heart is like deep water, but an understanding person draws it out. 20:6 Many people profess their loyalty, but a faithful person – who can find? 20:7 The righteous person behaves in integrity; blessed are his children after him. 20:8 A king sitting on the throne to judge separates out all evil with his eyes. 20:9 Who can say, “I have