A man of many companions may come to ruin

A man of many companions may come to ruin - Proverbs 18:24

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24

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A good name is more desirable than great riches

Good Name - Proverbs

 

A good name is more desirable than great riches;
    to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. – Proverbs 22:1

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

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Duties toward Parents

Read Bible verses that will provide biblical guidance, understanding and encouragement in your everyday life. The Bible contains uplifting and encouraging scriptures for any situation you may face in life, and will guide you in your walk with Christ. Below are selected Bible verses that will offer biblically based guidance to help you through any season of your life.

Sirach 3

1  Listen to me your father, O children;
     act accordingly, that you may be kept in safety.
2   For the Lord honors a father above his children,
     and he confirms a mother’s right over her children.
3   Those who honor their father atone for sins,
   and those who respect their mother are like those who lay up treasure.
5   Those who honor their father will have joy in their own children,
     and when they pray they will be heard.
6   Those who respect their father will have long life,
     and those who honor their mother obey the Lord;
   they will serve their parents as their masters.
8   Honor your father by word and deed,
     that his blessing may come upon you.
9   For a father’s blessing strengthens the houses of the children,
     but a mother’s curse uproots their foundations.
10  Do not glorify yourself by dishonoring your father,
      for your father’s dishonor is no glory to you.
11  The glory of one’s father is one’s own glory,
      and it is a disgrace for children not to respect their mother.

12   My child, help your father in his old age,
      and do not grieve him as long as he lives;
13   even if his mind fails, be patient with him;
      because you have all your faculties do not despise him.
14   For kindness to a father will not be forgotten,
      and will be credited to you against your sins;
15   in the day of your distress it will be remembered in your favor;
      like frost in fair weather, your sins will melt away.
16   Whoever forsakes a father is like a blasphemer,
      and whoever angers a mother is cursed by the Lord.

Ode to a Capable Wife

Read Bible verses that will provide biblical guidance, understanding and encouragement in your everyday life. The Bible contains uplifting and encouraging scriptures for any situation you may face in life, and will guide you in your walk with Christ. Below are selected Bible verses that will offer biblically based guidance to help you through any season of your life.

Proverbs 31

10 A capable wife who can find?
    She is far more precious than jewels.
11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,
    and he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good, and not harm,
    all the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
    and works with willing hands.
14 She is like the ships of the merchant,
    she brings her food from far away.
15 She rises while it is still night
    and provides food for her household
    and tasks for her servant-girls.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
    with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength,
    and makes her arms strong.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
    Her lamp does not go out at night.
19 She puts her hands to the distaff,
    and her hands hold the spindle.
20 She opens her hand to the poor,
    and reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid for her household when it snows,
    for all her household are clothed in crimson.
22 She makes herself coverings;
    her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the city gates,
    taking his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them;
    she supplies the merchant with sashes.
25 Strength and dignity are her clothing,
    and she laughs at the time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
    and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looks well to the ways of her household,
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her happy;
    her husband too, and he praises her:
29 “Many women have done excellently,
    but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Give her a share in the fruit of her hands,
    and let her works praise her in the city gates.