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AUG

DAILY BIBLE VERSE - PROVERBS 29:14-27

If a king faithfully judges the poor,his throne will be established forever. The rod and reproof give wisdom,but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. When the wicked increase, transgression increases,but the righteous will look upon their downfall. Discipline your son, and he will give you rest;he will give delight to your heart. Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint,but blessed is he who keeps the law. By mere words a servant is not disciplined,for though he understands, he will not respond. Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?There is more hope for a fool than for him. Whoever pampers his servant from childhoodwill in the end find him his heir. A man of wrath stirs up strife,and one given to anger causes much transgression. One's pride will bring him low,but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor. The partner of a thief hates his own life;he hears the curse, but discloses nothing. The fear of man lays a snare,but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe. Many seek the face of a ruler,but it is from the Lord that a man gets justice. An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous,but one whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked.

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29

AUG

DAILY BIBLE VERSE - PROVERBS 28:8-19

Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profitgathers it for him who is generous to the poor. If one turns away his ear from hearing the law,even his prayer is an abomination. Whoever misleads the upright into an evil waywill fall into his own pit,but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance. A rich man is wise in his own eyes,but a poor man who has understanding will find him out. When the righteous triumph, there is great glory,but when the wicked rise, people hide themselves. Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper,but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Blessed is the one who fears the Lord always,but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity. Like a roaring lion or a charging bearis a wicked ruler over a poor people. A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor,but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days. If one is burdened with the blood of another,he will be a fugitive until death;let no one help him. Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered,but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall. Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.

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28

AUG

DAILY BIBLE VERSE - REFLECTION

As we head towards the end of August what is it that you think about after reading these verses from Proverbs? Do you have further questions that you seek the answers to? Let us know if we can help you, send us a private prayer request for further support.

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27

AUG

DAILY BIBLE VERSE - PSALM 78:1-8

A Maskil of Asaph.Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;incline your ears to the words of my mouth! I will open my mouth in a parable;I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known,that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children,but tell to the coming generationthe glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,and the wonders that he has done. He established a testimony in Jacoband appointed a law in Israel,which he commanded our fathersto teach to their children, that the next generation might know them,the children yet unborn,and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in Godand not forget the works of God,but keep his commandments; and that they should not be like their fathers,a stubborn and rebellious generation,a generation whose heart was not steadfast,whose spirit was not faithful to God.

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26

AUG

DAILY BIBLE VERSE - PROVERBS 25:11-22

A word fitly spokenis like apples of gold in a setting of silver. Like a gold ring or an ornament of goldis a wise reprover to a listening ear. Like the cold of snow in the time of harvestis a faithful messenger to those who send him;he refreshes the soul of his masters. Like clouds and wind without rainis a man who boasts of a gift he does not give. With patience a ruler may be persuaded,and a soft tongue will break a bone. If you have found honey, eat only enough for you,lest you have your fill of it and vomit it. Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house,lest he have his fill of you and hate you. A man who bears false witness against his neighboris like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow. Trusting in a treacherous man in time of troubleis like a bad tooth or a foot that slips. Whoever sings songs to a heavy heartis like one who takes off a garment on a cold day,and like vinegar on soda. If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat,and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, for you will heap burning coals on his head,and the Lord will reward you.

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25

AUG

DAILY BIBLE VERSE - PROVERBS 24:13-22

My son, eat honey, for it is good,and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste. Know that wisdom is such to your soul;if you find it, there will be a future,and your hope will not be cut off. Lie not in wait as a wicked man against the dwelling of the righteous;do no violence to his home; for the righteous falls seven times and rises again,but the wicked stumble in times of calamity. Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles, lest the Lord see it and be displeased,and turn away his anger from him. Fret not yourself because of evildoers,and be not envious of the wicked, for the evil man has no future;the lamp of the wicked will be put out. My son, fear the Lord and the king,and do not join with those who do otherwise, for disaster will arise suddenly from them,and who knows the ruin that will come from them both?

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24

AUG

DAILY BIBLE VERSE - PROVERBS 23:19-35

Hear, my son, and be wise,and direct your heart in the way. Be not among drunkardsor among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,and slumber will clothe them with rags. Listen to your father who gave you life,and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth, and do not sell it;buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice;he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him. Let your father and mother be glad;let her who bore you rejoice. My son, give me your heart,and let your eyes observe my ways. For a prostitute is a deep pit;an adulteress is a narrow well. She lies in wait like a robberand increases the traitors among mankind. Who has woe? Who has sorrow?Who has strife? Who has complaining?Who has wounds without cause?Who has redness of eyes? Those who tarry long over wine;those who go to try mixed wine. Do not look at wine when it is red,when it sparkles in the cupand goes down smoothly. In the end it bites like a serpentand stings like an adder. Your eyes will see strange things,and your heart utter perverse things. You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea,like one who lies on the top of a mast. "They struck me," you will say, "but I was not hurt;they beat me, but I did not feel it.When shall I awake?I must have another drink."

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AUG

DAILY BIBLE VERSE - PROVERBS 22:1-6, 15 -21

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,and favor is better than silver or gold. The rich and the poor meet together;the Lord is the maker of them all. The prudent sees danger and hides himself,but the simple go on and suffer for it. The reward for humility and fear of the Lordis riches and honor and life. Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked;whoever guards his soul will keep far from them. Train up a child in the way he should go;even when he is old he will not depart from it.

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AUG

DAILY BIBLE VERSE - PROVERBS 21:1-13

The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord;he turns it wherever he will. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,but the Lord weighs the heart. To do righteousness and justiceis more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heart,the lamp of the wicked, are sin. The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance,but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty. The getting of treasures by a lying tongueis a fleeting vapor and a snare of death. The violence of the wicked will sweep them away,because they refuse to do what is just. The way of the guilty is crooked,but the conduct of the pure is upright. It is better to live in a corner of the housetopthan in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife. The soul of the wicked desires evil;his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes. When a scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise;when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge. The Righteous One observes the house of the wicked;he throws the wicked down to ruin. Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poorwill himself call out and not be answered.

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