Proverbs Chapter 24 Discussion

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  • Danielle for verse 33
    Is it possible to find the version of KJV 1611 without any instance of the letter 'j'. I found 29 instances in this version in the Old Testament only. Not many, thankfully, but I am just looking for the most correct English translation before the letter 'j' was introduced into our vocabulary. Thanks
  • the bible says in proverbs chapter 24:33 "Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man"

    but according to studies, it is essential for man to have at least 8 hours of sleep, to help the brain function properly coupled with other benefits derived from having a good 8 hours of sleep.

    i am a student, and also very passionate about my ambitions of becoming a successful business mogul. so therefore which advise do i heed to.

    if i keep up learning and researching and avoid sleep....maximum 2-3hours of sleep only out of 24 hours...would that be helpful?
  • Chris for verse 33
    KWAW, have you tried sleeping 2-3 hours only over an extended period of time? If you have had to do it to maintain your regimen of studies & research, you will soon find that your waking hours are not going to be very good. You will get very sleepy, lose concentration, maybe get irritable, become unhealthy, etc. Adequate sleep is a must & should be seen as a far greater need than even achieving success. Sleep is important to help your body & mind recover, heal & stay in focus during your waking hours.

    My suggestion is that you choose the time of day that suits you best to do your research & writing of papers (sometimes it is better in the early hours of the morning when the mind & body are fresh). If so, then go to bed earlier (7:30 or 8 pm) so that you can get adequate sleep before starting early the next day. And in a short time, your body will adjust to the new time schedule. But please don't neglect your rest time; and don't neglect your time in prayer & God's Word which are able to refresh your spirit & guide you through your day.
  • Mishael for verse 33
    Deep sleep is when the body repairs the Immune system, and other body breakdowns.

    Turn off your media when you're not watching it. It's actually a conduit for evil.

    Believe it or not, Isaiah heard computers. Isaiah 8:18-22.

    Note: familiar spirits (demons), follow families. They can hang around at an old house and "haunt" it, till a relative of the family shows up. Christians can make them leave by the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth!

    I turn my media off unless there is a particular program I want to watch. I don't watch 95% of it. I read proverbs to my grandson. He prays over all our meals. He's 7 and toothless LoL
  • Amanda for verse 33

    Yes definitely important to get your sleep.

    Did you think for a minute that this might be a spiritual condition of a soul?.... Too much slumber, too much sleep...leads to walls broken down (fences) and fields full of thorns (thoughts).

    So yes get your sleep, but dont neglect your spiritual life.

    God is good!!
  • Hello, good question. It's necessary for us to get adequate sleep in order to function. Jesus slept- even slept on a boat during a storm, so he was probably pretty tired. So, I think getting 8 hours sleep is normal and good. Perhaps slothful means something more severe, like someone sleeping all day. 15-20 hours and doing nothing and accomplishing nothing. I suspect that is closer to what a sloth means. The sloth animal sleeps 15-18 hours a day.
  • Jesse for verse 33
    Hello Adam,

    Yes indeed, sleep is good. I think I might fit that description of the sloth, as I do enjoy my sleep. I mainly wanted to respond to the first thing you posted to tell you that I owe you an apology. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. I overstepped my boundaries and I do realize my fault. You owe me nothing. All I ask is that you accept my apology and forgive me for be offensive toward you. It is never my intent to offend a brother or sister in Christ, but I have failed. Again, please accept my apology.
  • Hello Jesse, that's nice of you to say that. I forgive you for whatever that entailed. I read and respond to a lot of comments sometimes and don't remember the specifics, but don't wish to remember either. Thank you and take care.
  • Shayna
    I serve a Mighty God who gives confirmation He is Alive and He is Real..I love the Lord..And He loves me!! Don't ever let ANYTHING trick you into believing otherwise..Amen
  • A disciple
    "The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men. If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small." As it is said in another Psalm, "I hate [vain] thoughts; but thy Law do I love." We who follow Jesus, follow Him as His disciples; which means a course in life directed in discipline first of the mind. Discipline is the muscle that works out sanctification.
  • BSP
    Verse 16~We may make many mistakes, but the righteous person strives to learn from those mistakes and continue in their service to Jehovah God.
  • Watchful
    The answer to this question posted by Rita is simple. The various versions stem from two veins:
    Man's desire to produce a more accurate version (such as the NASB) and man's rebellion against the established Word of God. If sinful man doesn't like what he reads, he simply rewords it, or deletes it. Man will answer for his rebellion, be rest assured.
  • A disciple
    Rita Lee; "Accommodating an agenda" is a good way to put it! There IS an answer to your question, but its complicated and lengthy: you might enjoy doing a research and study of the subject; but be forewarned, there are many misleading voices and much wrong information! In short, there were basically two streams; the Anointed and True Text, and evil men's manipulation and corruption of the Word.
  • Rita Lee
    I prefer try to live in accordance to the KJV version of the Holy Bible, and refer to the Basic Bible. I can't grasp the necessity of all the other versions. It angers me that man attempts to manipulate everything, even something as simple as a play on words to accomodate an agenda. Why so many !!??
  • JPW
    In verse 16, when we fall into temptation we need to rise again, and not get discouraged by it
  • Faith gp
    You must personnalize who Jesus in your life and protect your spirit man with the word of God,above all, wisdom is the principal thing
  • BSP
    Verse 10: If we lose hope and become discouraged, our strength will become puny or small.
  • BSP
    Knowledge can increase our power as verse 5 shows. When we have accurate details about a matter we can know how to successfully deal with it and this can increase our strength.
  • Lane
    hello Saint's Proverbs 24 is full of wisdom, and knowledge for the righteous son's and daughter's of our GOD. I know longer want my enemies punish, but to come into the wisdom of LORD JESUS. Mr. Smith, you were right when you quoted verse Hosea 4:6. LORD JESUS, gave us back everything that was taken from Adam and eve. WAKE UP!
  • Mr. Smith
    WE are the household of God who dwells in us (Ephesians 2:19-22, I Co 6:19-20) and wisdom is already in us (1 Corinthians 1:30, John 14:16-17, 26). Understanding is already ours (John 8:32). We need to stop looking to "obtain" the things of God and start manifesting what we "already have". God's already provided everything (2 Peter 1:3). See Hosea 4:6 as to why most Christians are defeated in life. It's sad.
  • Carl
    the human side of man always want to cast judgement ,but we must humble ourselves and trust God to have the last say for our enemies.
  • God's Girl
    I agree with you Lilian, what is your last name.
  • Lilian
    To overcome evil is to do good. We must leave everything to God all battles belongs to him and victory is ours what a good God we serve. Rejoice not to someone who are lost instead to help them enlighten their day to Jesus as onky Jesus is the Light of the world thank you Lord you are good God all the time And all the time you are good. Help me Lord to be born again in spirit and not in the flesh
  • BSP
    Verse 16 shows that the just or the righteous man may fall, but he is not without help. God will help him to get back up and continue on.
  • BSP
    We don't want to rejoice at another's downfall, but we should leave matters to God to be taken care of.
  • Anne
    Wisdom is the key to success and wisdom comes from God only.
  • Anita Rogers
    Loves this app thanks for sharing.
  • RL Jackson
    Wisdom our sister shines a light on darkness so that the woman and man can show their sons and daughters how they should not walk with the wicked and why they should'nt be drug dealers gang members or fools nevertheless one must chasten their children while they are young for you have more control of their minds but if you allow the government to raise your child you will be trouble like A.P.
  • Bose Oketola
    this is a good bible web site. It makes it easy and interesting to read the bible. A also like the daily quotation. May the Lord bless this team in Jesus Name.

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