Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000625
00:15 Hello and Welcome to His Words Are Life.
00:18 I am Kelly Mower and today we'll be reading
00:20 together in the book of proverbs but first
00:23 let's pray. Dear heavenly Father, please be
00:27 with each of us now. Wherever we are
00:30 tune off the noise and the distraction of
00:34 our lives that would cause us to miss the full
00:38 blessing that you have for us in these words.
00:40 Please send your Holy Spirit, to give us deeper
00:43 understanding so we may serve you better.
00:46 We love you so much and thank you
00:48 for loving us. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
00:53 Reading from the book of proverbs beginning
00:55 the chapter 24 verse 1 and this
00:58 is the King James Version.
01:01 Be not thou envious against evil men,
01:05 neither desire to be with them.
01:07 For their heart studieth destruction,
01:09 and their lips talk of mischief.
01:11 Through wisdom is an house builded;
01:14 and by understanding it is established:
01:17 And by knowledge shall the chambers
01:20 be filled with all precious
01:21 and pleasant riches.
01:23 A wise man is strong; yea,
01:26 a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
01:29 For by wise counsel thou shalt make
01:32 thy war: and in multitude of
01:34 counsellors there is safety.
01:37 Wisdom is too high for a fool:
01:39 he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
01:42 He that deviseth to do evil shall
01:45 be called a mischievous person.
01:47 The thought of foolishness is sin:
01:49 and the scorner is an abomination to men.
01:54 If thou faint in the day of adversity,
01:56 thy strength is small.
01:58 If thou forbear to deliver them that are
02:01 drawn unto death, and those
02:03 that are ready to be slain;
02:04 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not;
02:07 doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it?
02:12 and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not
02:15 he know it? and shall not he render
02:17 to every man according to his works?
02:20 My son, eat thou honey, because it
02:23 is good; and the honeycomb,
02:25 which is sweet to thy taste:
02:28 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto
02:30 thy soul: when thou hast found it,
02:33 then there shall be a reward,
02:34 and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
02:38 Lay not wait, O wicked man,
02:40 against the dwelling of the righteous;
02:42 spoil not his resting place:
02:45 For a just man falleth seven times,
02:48 and riseth up again: but the wicked
02:51 shall fall into mischief.
02:53 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth,
02:55 and let not thine heart be glad
02:57 when he stumbleth:
02:58 Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him,
03:01 and he turn away his wrath from him.
03:04 Fret not thyself because of evil men,
03:07 neither be thou envious at the wicked:
03:11 For there shall be no reward to the evil man;
03:14 the candle of the wicked shall be put out.
03:17 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king:
03:21 and meddle not with them that are given to change:
03:24 For their calamity shall rise suddenly;
03:26 and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
03:29 These things also belong to the wise.
03:31 It is not good to have respect
03:34 of persons in judgment.
03:36 He that saith unto the wicked,
03:37 Thou are righteous;
03:39 him shall the people curse,
03:41 nations shall abhor him:
03:43 But to them that rebuke him shall
03:45 be delight, and a good blessing
03:47 shall come upon them.
03:49 Every man shall kiss his lips
03:50 that giveth a right answer.
03:53 Prepare thy work without,
03:54 and make it fit for thyself in the field;
03:57 and afterwards build thine house.
04:00 Be not a witness against thy neighbour
04:02 without cause;
04:04 and deceive not with thy lips.
04:08 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath
04:11 done to me: I will render to
04:13 the man according to his work.
04:16 I went by the field of the slothful,
04:18 and by the vineyard of the man
04:19 void of understanding;
04:20 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns,
04:23 and nettles had covered the face thereof,
04:26 and the stone wall thereof
04:27 was broken down.
04:28 Then I saw, and considered it well:
04:31 I looked upon it, and received instruction.
04:36 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber,
04:38 a little folding of the hands to sleep:
04:41 So shall thy poverty come as one that
04:43 travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.
04:48 Proverbs chapter 25 and this
04:50 is the King James Version.
04:52 These are also proverbs of Solomon,
04:54 which the men of Hezekiah
04:56 king of Judah copied out.
04:58 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing:
05:01 but the honour of kings is
05:02 to search out a matter.
05:05 The heaven for height, and the earth for depth,
05:09 and the heart of kings is unsearchable.
05:12 Take away the dross from the silver,
05:15 and there shall come forth
05:16 a vessel for the finer.
05:18 Take away the wicked from before the king,
05:20 and his throne shall be
05:22 established in righteousness.
05:24 Put not forth thyself in the presence
05:26 of the king, and stand not
05:28 in the place of great men:
05:30 For better it is that it be said unto thee,
05:33 Come up hither; than that thou shouldest
05:36 be put lower in the presence of the prince
05:38 whom thine eyes have seen.
05:40 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know
05:45 not what to do in the end thereof,
05:46 when thy neighbour hath
05:48 put thee to shame.
05:50 Debate thy cause with thy
05:52 neighbour himself;
05:53 and discover not a secret to another:
05:55 Lest he that heareth it put thee
05:57 to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.
06:03 A word fitly spoken is like apples
06:06 of gold in pictures of silver.
06:11 As an earring of gold, and an ornament
06:13 of fine gold, so is a wise reprover
06:17 upon an obedient ear.
06:20 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest,
06:22 so is a faithful messenger to them
06:25 that send him: for he refresheth
06:26 the soul of his masters.
06:29 Whoso boasteth himself of
06:31 a false gift is like clouds
06:34 and wind without rain.
06:37 By long forbearing is a prince
06:39 persuaded, and a soft
06:41 tongue breaketh the bone.
06:44 Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is
06:48 sufficient for thee, lest thou be
06:51 filled therewith, and vomit it.
06:53 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's
06:56 house; lest he be weary of thee,
06:58 and so hate thee.
07:00 A man that beareth false witness against
07:02 his neighbour is a maul, and a sword,
07:04 and a sharp arrow.
07:06 Confidence in an unfaithful man
07:09 in time of trouble is like a broken tooth,
07:11 and a foot out of joint.
07:14 As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather,
07:17 and as vinegar upon nitre,
07:21 so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.
07:25 If thine enemy be hungry,
07:27 give him bread to eat;
07:29 and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:
07:32 For thou shalt heap coals of fire
07:34 upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.
07:38 The north wind driveth away rain:
07:40 so doth an angry countenance
07:42 a backbiting tongue.
07:45 It is better to dwell in the
07:46 corner of the housetop,
07:47 than with a brawling woman
07:48 and in a wide house.
07:51 As cold waters to a thirsty soul,
07:53 so is good news from a far country.
07:55 A righteous man falling down before
07:59 the wicked is as a troubled fountain,
08:01 and a corrupt spring.
08:03 It is not good to eat much honey:
08:06 so for men to search their
08:08 own glory is not glory.
08:11 He that hath no rule over his own spirit
08:13 is like a city that is broken down,
08:16 and without walls.
08:18 Reading from Proverbs chapter 26
08:20 and this is the King James Version.
08:23 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest,
08:27 so honour is not seemly for a fool.
08:30 As the bird by wandering,
08:32 as the swallow by flying,
08:33 so the curse causeless shall not come.
08:38 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass,
08:41 and a rod for the fool's back.
08:45 Answer not a fool according to his folly,
08:48 lest thou also be like unto him.
08:51 Answer a fool according to his folly,
08:53 lest he be wise in his own conceit.
08:56 He that sendeth a message by the hand
08:58 of a fool cutteth off the feet,
09:00 and drinketh damage.
09:02 The legs of the lame are not equal:
09:05 so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
09:08 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling,
09:10 so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
09:13 As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard,
09:16 so is a parable in the mouths of fools.
09:19 The great God that formed all things both
09:22 rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
09:25 As a dog returneth to his vomit,
09:28 so a fool returneth to his folly.
09:32 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit?
09:36 there is more hope of a fool than of him.
09:40 The slothful man saith,
09:42 There is a lion in the way;
09:43 a lion is in the streets.
09:45 As the door turneth upon his hinges,
09:47 so doth the slothful upon his bed.
09:51 The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom;
09:53 it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.
09:57 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit
09:59 than seven men that can render a reason.
10:03 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife
10:06 belonging not to him,
10:09 is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
10:11 As a mad man who casteth firebrands,
10:15 arrows, and death,
10:16 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour,
10:17 and saith, Am not I in sport?
10:21 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out:
10:25 so where there is no talebearer,
10:27 the strife ceaseth.
10:29 As coals are to burning coals,
10:32 and wood to fire; so is a contentious
10:34 man to kindle strife.
10:37 The words of a talebearer are as wounds,
10:40 and they go down into the innermost
10:42 parts of the belly.
10:44 Burning lips and a wicked heart are like
10:47 a potsherd covered with silver dross.
10:51 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips,
10:54 and layeth up deceit within him;
10:57 When he speaketh fair, believe him not:
11:00 for there are seven abominations in his heart.
11:03 Whose hatred is covered by deceit,
11:05 his wickedness shall be shewed
11:06 before the whole congregation.
11:08 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein:
11:12 and he that rolleth a stone,
11:15 it will return upon him.
11:18 A lying tongue hateth those that are
11:20 afflicted by it;
11:22 and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
11:27 Proverbs chapter 27
11:29 and this is the King James Version.
11:32 Boast not thyself of to morrow;
11:35 for thou knowest not
11:37 what a day may bring forth.
11:39 Let another man praise thee,
11:41 and not thine own mouth;
11:43 a stranger, and not thine own lips.
11:46 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty;
11:49 but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
11:54 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous;
11:56 but who is able to stand before envy?
12:00 Open rebuke is better than secret love.
12:03 Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
12:05 but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
12:08 The full soul loatheth an honeycomb;
12:11 but to the hungry soul
12:12 every bitter thing is sweet.
12:15 As a bird that wandereth from her nest,
12:17 so is a man that wandereth from his place.
12:21 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart:
12:24 so doth the sweetness of a man's
12:26 friend by hearty counsel.
12:29 Thine own friend, and thy father's friend,
12:31 forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house
12:34 in the day of thy calamity:
12:35 for better is a neighbour
12:36 that is near than a brother far off.
12:39 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad,
12:42 that I may answer him that reproacheth me.
12:45 A prudent man foreseeth the evil,
12:47 and hideth himself; but the simple pass on,
12:51 and are punished.
12:52 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger,
12:56 and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
12:59 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice,
13:02 rising early in the morning,
13:04 it shall be counted a curse to him.
13:07 A continual dropping in a very rainy day
13:10 and a contentious woman are alike.
13:12 Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind,
13:16 and the ointment of his right hand,
13:17 which bewrayeth itself.
13:20 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth
13:24 the countenance of his friend.
13:27 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat
13:29 the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth
13:32 on his master shall be honoured.
13:35 As in water face answereth to face,
13:39 so the heart of man to man.
13:43 Hell and destruction are never full;
13:46 so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
13:49 As the fining pot for silver,
13:51 and the furnace for gold;
13:52 so is a man to his praise.
13:56 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar
13:59 among wheat with a pestle,
14:00 yet will not his foolishness
14:02 depart from him.
14:04 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks,
14:08 and look well to thy herds.
14:10 For riches are not for ever:
14:11 and doth the crown endure to every generation?
14:15 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass
14:17 sheweth itself, and herbs of the
14:18 mountains are gathered.
14:20 The lambs are for thy clothing,
14:23 and the goats are the price of the field.
14:26 And thou shalt have goats' milk enough
14:28 for thy food, for the food of thy household,
14:31 and for the maintenance for thy maidens.
14:34 Please join me again next time to continue
14:36 reading the proverbs together. Good bye.