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Posted: 5/22/2005 2:38:12 AM EDT

Proverbs 22

1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.

3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.

4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.

5 In the paths of the wicked lie thorns and snares, but he who guards his soul stays far from them.

6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.

11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.

12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.

13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!"or, "I will be murdered in the streets!"

14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is under the LORD's wrath will fall into it.

15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.

16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.

Sayings of the Wise

17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,

18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.

19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.

20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,

21 teaching you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you?

22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,

23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.

24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered,

25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.

26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;

27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.

28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers.

29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.

NIV

Link Posted: 5/22/2005 2:45:08 AM EDT
You reap what you sow.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:07:11 AM EDT
Hey thanks for the proverb.

As far as karma, I think that if you believe in that then that is you but I think that when you repent you don't have to worry about it coming back. Now let me clarify. If you kill someone and get away then eventually you will get caught but like in high school or college if you played the field then that don't mean your spouse will play/cheat on you too. That is just my thought.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:12:26 AM EDT
BVMJETHEAD:

where did you get that verse from "for I know the plans I have for you-"
Right now I am having a hard time understanding why my prayers are going unanswered. That verse brings light to Gods will for me.

Please reply.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:14:50 AM EDT
Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:16:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 4:17:02 AM EDT by Sin_Bin]

Originally Posted By MikeTx:
Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder.



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