Proverbs

Proverbs 21 (BBT Translation)

21:1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD like channels of water; he turns it wherever he wants. 21:2 All of a person’s ways seem right in his own opinion, but the LORD evaluates the motives. 21:3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. 21:4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart – the agricultural product of the wicked is sin. 21:5 The plans of the diligent lead only to plenty, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty. 21:6 Making a fortune by a lying tongue is like a vapor driven back and forth; they seek death. 21:7 The violence done by the wicked will drag them away because they refuse to do what is right. 21:8 The way of the guilty person is devious, but as for the pure,

Proverbs 22 (BBT Translation)

22:1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great wealth, good favor more than silver or gold. 22:2 The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the creator of them both. 22:3 A shrewd person sees danger and hides himself, but the naive keep right on going and suffer for it. 22:4 The reward for humility and fearing the LORD is riches and honor and life. 22:5 Thorns and snares are in the path of the perverse, but the one who guards himself keeps far from them. 22:6 Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. 22:7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. 22:8 The one who sows iniquity will reap trouble, and the rod of

Proverbs 23 (BBT Translation)

23:1 When you sit down to eat with a ruler, consider carefully what is before you, 23:2 and put a knife to your throat if you possess a large appetite. 23:3 Do not crave that ruler’s delicacies, for that food is deceptive. 23:4 Do not wear yourself out to become rich; be wise enough to restrain yourself. 23:5 When you gaze upon riches, they are gone, for they surely make wings for themselves, and fly off into the sky like an eagle! 23:6 Do not eat the food of a stingy person, do not crave his delicacies; 23:7 for he is like someone calculating the cost in his mind. “Eat and drink,” he says to you, but his heart is not with you; 23:8 you will vomit up the little bit you have eaten, and will have wasted your pleasant words. 23:9 Do

Proverbs 24 (BBT Translation)

24:1 Do not envy evil people, do not desire to be with them; 24:2 for their hearts contemplate violence, and their lips speak harm. 24:3 By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; 24:4 by knowledge its rooms are filled with all kinds of precious and pleasing treasures. 24:5 A wise warrior is strong, and a man of knowledge makes his strength stronger; 24:6 for with guidance you wage your war, and with numerous advisers there is victory. 24:7 Wisdom is unattainable for a fool; in court he does not open his mouth. 24:8 The one who plans to do evil will be called a scheming person. 24:9 A foolish scheme is sin, and the scorner is an abomination to people. 24:10 If you faint in the day of trouble, your strength is small! 24:11 Deliver those being taken away to

Proverbs 25 (BBT Translation)

Proverbs of Solomon Collected by Hezekiah 25:1 These also are proverbs of Solomon, which the men of King Hezekiah of Judah copied: 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and it is the glory of a king to search out a matter. 25:3 As the heaven is high and the earth is deep so the hearts of kings are unsearchable. 25:4 Remove the dross from the silver, and material for the silversmith will emerge; 25:5 remove the wicked from before the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness. 25:6 Do not honor yourself before the king, and do not stand in the place of great men; 25:7 for it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,” than to put you lower before a prince, whom your eyes have seen. 25:8 Do

Proverbs 26 (BBT Translation)

26:1 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool. 26:2 Like a fluttering bird or like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause does not come to rest. 26:3 A whip for the horse and a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools! 26:4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you yourself also be like him. 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own estimation. 26:6 Like cutting off the feet or drinking violence, so is sending a message by the hand of a fool. 26:7 Like legs that hang limp from the lame, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools. 26:8 Like tying a stone in a sling, so is giving honor

Proverbs 27 (BBT Translation)

27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow; for you do not know what a day may bring forth. 27:2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips. 27:3 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but vexation by a fool is more burdensome than the two of them. 27:4 Wrath is cruel and anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy? 27:5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive. 27:7 The one whose appetite is satisfied loathes honey, but to the hungry mouth every bitter thing is sweet. 27:8 Like a bird that wanders from its nest, so is a person who wanders from his home. 27:9 Ointment and incense make the heart rejoice, likewise the sweetness

Proverbs 28 (BBT Translation)

28:1 The wicked person flees when there is no one pursuing, but the righteous person is as confident as a lion. 28:2 When a country is rebellious it has many princes, but by someone who is discerning and knowledgeable order is maintained. 28:3 A poor person who oppresses the weak is like a driving rain without food. 28:4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law contend with them. 28:5 Evil people do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it all. 28:6 A poor person who walks in his integrity is better than one who is perverse in his ways even though he is rich. 28:7 The one who keeps the law is a discerning child, but a companion of gluttons brings shame to his parents. 28:8 The one

Proverbs 29 (BBT Translation)

29:1 The one who stiffens his neck after numerous rebukes will suddenly be destroyed without remedy. 29:2 When the righteous become numerous, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan. 29:3 The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but whoever associates with prostitutes wastes his wealth. 29:4 A king brings stability to a land by justice, but one who exacts tribute tears it down. 29:5 The one who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his steps. 29:6 In the transgression of an evil person there is a snare, but a righteous person can sing and rejoice. 29:7 The righteous person cares for the legal rights of the poor; the wicked does not understand such knowledge. 29:8 Scornful people inflame a city, but those who are wise turn away wrath. 29:9 If a wise person goes

Proverbs 30 (BBT Translation)

The Words of Agur 30:1 The words of Agur, the son of Jakeh; an oracle: This man says to Ithiel, to Ithiel and to Ukal: 30:2 Surely I am more brutish than any other human being, and I do not have human understanding; 30:3 I have not learned wisdom, nor do I have knowledge of the Holy One. 30:4 Who has ascended into heaven, and then descended? Who has gathered up the winds in his fists? Who has bound up the waters in his cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name? – if you know! 30:5 Every word of God is purified; he is like a shield for those who take refuge in him. 30:6 Do not add to his words, lest he reprove you, and prove