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|Prov. 3:7-8 |
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil. 8 It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.
20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; 22 For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.
17 The merciful man does good for his own soul, but he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.
18 There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health.
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful ambassador brings health.
30 A sound heart is life to the body, but envy is rottenness to the bones.
13 A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and a good report makes the bones healthy.
24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.
|Prov. 17:22 |
22 A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.
14 The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, but who can bear a broken spirit?
30 Blows that hurt cleanse away evil, As do stripes the inner depths of the heart.
25 As cold water to a weary soul, So is good news from a far country.
Overeating (Gluttony) and Excessive Wine (Drunkenness)
1 Wine is a mocker, Strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
17 He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not be rich.
1 When you sit down to eat with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you; 2 and put a knife to your throat If you are a man given to appetite. 3 Do not desire his delicacies, For they are deceptive food. 4 Do not overwork to be rich; Because of your own understanding, cease! 5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven. 6 Do not eat the bread of a miser, Nor desire his delicacies; 7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. "Eat and drink!" he says to you, but his heart is not with you. 8 The morsel you have eaten, you will vomit up, and waste your pleasant words.
19 Hear, my son, and be wise; and guide your heart in the way. 20 Do not mix with winebibbers, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat; 21 For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.
29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? 30 Those who linger long at the wine, Those who go in search of mixed wine. 31 Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it swirls around smoothly; 32 At the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like a viper. 33 Your eyes will see strange things, and your heart will utter perverse things. 34 Yes, you will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea, Or like one who lies at the top of the mast, saying: 35 "They have struck me, but I was not hurt; They have beaten me, but I did not feel it. When shall I awake, that I may seek another drink?"
16 Have you found honey? Eat only as much as you need, Lest you be filled with it and vomit.
9 Like a thorn that goes into the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
7 Whoever keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons shames his father.
4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Nor for princes intoxicating drink; 5 Lest they drink and forget the law, and pervert the justice of all the afflicted. 6 Give strong drink to him who is perishing, and wine to those who are bitter of heart. 7 Let him drink and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
Prov. 8:12, 14
12 "I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge and discretion. 14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding, I have strength.
29 The way of the LORD is strength for the upright, but destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.
16 A gracious woman retains honor, but ruthless men retain riches.
4 Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; but much increase comes by the strength of an ox.
26 In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge.
32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. 11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his own esteem.
29 The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is their gray head.
22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the trusted stronghold.
5 A wise man is strong, Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength;
10 If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.
28 Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls.
25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer;.
29 There are three things which are majestic in pace, Yes, four which are stately in walk: 30 A lion, which is mighty among beasts and does not turn away from any; 31 A greyhound, A male goat also, and a king whose troops are with him.
3 Do not give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.
Prov. 31:17, 25
17 She girds herself with strength, and strengthens her arms. 25 Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come.