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Darryl Shimazu's Proverbs

Proverbs 24: 28, 29
Don't testify spitefully against an innocent neighbor. Why lie about him? Don't say "Now I can pay him back for all his meanness to me!"
Proverbs 24: 33, 34
"A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest" means that poverty will break in upon you suddenly like a robber, and violently like a bandit.
Proverbs 10: 19
Don't talk so much. You keep putting your foot in your mouth. Be sensible and turn off the flow!
Proverbs 30: 5
Every word of God proves true. He defends all who come to him for protection.
Proverbs 16: 9
We should make plans--counting on God to direct us.
Proverbs 23: 17, 18
Don't envy evil persons but continue to reverence the Lord all the time, for surely you have a wonderful future ahead of you. There is hope for you yet!
Proverbs 8: 13
If anyone respects and fears God, he will hate evil. For wisdom hates pride, arrogance, corruption and deceit of every kind.
Proverbs 20: 22
Don't repay evil for evil. Wait for the Lord to handle the matter.
Proverbs 25: 23
Anyone without self-control is as defensless as a city with broken-down walls.
Proverbs 27: 12
A sensible person watches for problems ahead and prepares to meet them. The simpleton never looks, and suffers the consequences.
Proverbs 31: 30
Charm can be deceptive and beauty doesn't last, but everyone who fears and reverences God shall be greatly praised.
Proverbs 23: 29-32
Whose heart is filled with anguish and sorrow? Who is always fighting and quarreling? Who is the one with bloodshot eyes and many wounds? It is the one who spends long hours in the taverns, trying out new mixtures. Don't let the sparkle and smooth taste of strong wine decieve you. For in the end it bites like a poisonous serpent; it stings like an adder. You will see hallucinations and have delirium treatments, and you will say foolish, silly things what would embarass you no end when sober. You will stagger like a sailor tossed at sea, clinging to a swaying mast. And afterwards you will say "I didn't even know it when they beat me up...let's go and have another drink!"