Meditation and Prayer Journey – Proverbs 27

Proverbs 27 Scripture NIV Version,  Message Version, English Standard Version (see the list of related scriptures at the bottom of the ESV page), King James Version Amplified Version DO NOT boast of [yourself and] tomorrow, for you know not what a day may bring forth.(A) 2Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips. 3Stone is heavy and sand weighty, but a fool’s [unreasoning] wrath is heavier and more intolerable than both of them. 4Wrath is cruel and anger is an overwhelming flood, but who is able to stand before jealousy? 5Open rebuke is better … Continue reading Meditation and Prayer Journey – Proverbs 27

Meditation and Prayer Journey – Proverbs 26

Proverbs 26 Scripture NIV Version,  Message Version, English Standard Version (see the list of related scriptures at the bottom of the ESV page), King James Version Amplified Version LIKE SNOW in summer and like rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a [self-confident] fool.(A) 2Like the sparrow in her wandering, like the swallow in her flying, so the causeless curse does not alight.(B) 3A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a [straight, slender] rod for the backs of [self-confident] fools. 4Answer not a [self-confident] fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him. 5Answer a … Continue reading Meditation and Prayer Journey – Proverbs 26

Meditation and Prayer Journey – Proverbs 25

Proverbs 25 Scripture NIV Version,  Message Version, English Standard Version (see the list of related scriptures at the bottom of the ESV page), King James Version Amplified Version 11THESE ARE also the proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied:(A) 2It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a thing.(B) 3As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, so the hearts and minds of kings are unsearchable. 4Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth [the material for] a vessel for the … Continue reading Meditation and Prayer Journey – Proverbs 25

Meditation and Prayer Journey – Proverbs 24

Proverbs 24 Scripture NIV Version,  Message Version, English Standard Version (see the list of related scriptures at the bottom of the ESV page), King James Version Amplified Version 1BE NOT envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them; 2For their minds plot oppression and devise violence, and their lips talk of causing trouble and vexation. 3Through skillful and godly Wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation], 4And by knowledge shall its chambers [of every area] be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. 5A wise … Continue reading Meditation and Prayer Journey – Proverbs 24

Meditation and Prayer Journey – Proverbs 23

Proverbs 23 Scripture NIV Version,  Message Version, English Standard Version (see the list of related scriptures at the bottom of the ESV page), King James Version Amplified Version 1WHEN YOU sit down to eat with a ruler, consider who and what are before you; 2For you will put a knife to your throat if you are a man given to desire. 3Be not desirous of his dainties, for it is deceitful food [offered with questionable motives]. 4Weary not yourself to be rich; cease from your own [human] wisdom.(A) 5Will you set your eyes upon wealth, when [suddenly] it is gone? For riches certainly … Continue reading Meditation and Prayer Journey – Proverbs 23

Meditation and Prayer Journey – Proverbs 22

Proverbs 22 Scripture NIV Version,  Message Version, English Standard Version (see the list of related scriptures at the bottom of the ESV page), King James Version Amplified Version  1A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold. 2The rich and poor meet together; the Lord is the Maker of them all.(A) 3A prudent man sees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished [with suffering]. 4The reward of humility and the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life. 5Thorns and snares are … Continue reading Meditation and Prayer Journey – Proverbs 22