20 My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body. (Proverbs 4:20 - 22)
17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself. (11:17)
17. A wicked messenger falls into mischief, but a faithful ambassador is health. (13:17)
18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. (12:18)
30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. (14:30)
13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit (15:13)
22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (17:22)
14 A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? (18:14)
24. Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. (16:24)
1 Drinking too much makes you loud and foolish. It's stupid to get drunk. (20:1)
World's Wit and Wisdom
First you take a drink,
then the drink takes a drink,
then the drink takes you.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896 - 1940
When the wine goes in,
strange things come out.
Johann von Schiller, 1775 - 1854
30 Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being. (20:30)
25 Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land. (25:25)
17 Indulging in luxuries, wine, and rich food will never make you wealthy. (21:17)
19 Listen, my child, be wise and give serious thought to the way you live. 20 Don't associate with people who drink too much wine or stuff themselves with food. 21 Drunkards and gluttons will be reduced to poverty. If all you do is eat and sleep, you will soon be wearing rags. (23:19 - 21)
World's Wit and Wisdom
Sleep, riches and health to be
truly enjoyed must be interrupted.
Johann Richter, 1763 - 1825
When the well's dry,
we know the worth of water.
Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790
16 If you find honey, eat just enough - too much of it, and you will vomit. (25:16)
9 Like a thornbush in a drunkard's hand is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. (26:9)
6 Alcohol is for people who are dying, for those who are in misery. 7 Let them drink and forget their poverty and unhappiness. (31:4 - 7)
30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. (Proverbs 15:30)