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Quotations from the Book of Proverbs




   By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and 
     life.    Prov. 22:4

   Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; he who keeps his 
     soul shall be far from them.     Prov. 22:5

   He who loves pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king 
     shall be his friend.     Prov. 22:11

   Do not speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom 
     of your words.    Prov. 23:9

   Do not be jealous of evil men, nor desire to be with them.  For 
     their heart studies ruin, and their lips talk of mischief.   
     Prov. 24:1,2

   Do not let your heart envy sinners; but be in the fear of the Lord 
     all day long.  For surely there is an end; and your hope shall 
     not be cut off.    Prov. 23:17,18

   In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof is 
     no death.     Prov. 12:28

   Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom; but a man of 
     understanding walketh uprightly.     Prov. 15:21

   They would have none of my counsel; they despised all my reproof.
     Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be 
     filled with their own devices.     Prov. 1:29,30

   A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, 
     and is confident.     Prov. 14:16

   For the Lord giveth wisdom, and out of his mouth cometh knowledge 
     and understanding.     Prov. 2:6

   He that walks with wise men shall be wise; but a companion of 
     fools shall be destroyed.     Prov. 13:20

   The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the 
     snares of death.     Prov. 14:27

   Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; and he 
     that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.     
     Prov. 17:28

   Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not;  Forsake her not, 
     and she shall preserve thee.  Wisdom is the main thing; 
     therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get 
     understanding.  Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall 
     bring thee to honor when thou dost embrace her.     Prov.4:5-8

  Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her for she is 
    thy life.  Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in 
    the way of evil men.     Prov. 4:13,14


   Jan 1994


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