Proverbs Chapter 24 Discussion

  • Faith on Proverbs 24:3
    Wisdom is a concernment for understanding what is going on within a physical entity or within your very own structure of self. As the previous line talked of evil men because their heart is full of destruction. Do not eve be around them. By having the understanding of whom you are as a person you have established that foundation. Even if it was a physical entity you have the understanding of how the foundation is built. If a marriage you know the foundation already because you have established it by being wise and shunning evil. So a house could be many things but the key to it all is that you have shunned evil to build the house and based on that you have the foundation on which it is built on.
  • Thaddous G on Proverbs 24:1
    It seems like the ones who are wicked are having all the fun. Like the world is always accepting to those who belong to it. However we should not feel left out, but should leave out from amongst them and not desire to be around ungodly men; knowing that their ways will not be blessed in the end.
  • Adam - in Reply on Proverbs 24:1
    We are in the world, but should not be of the world. Romans 12:2
  • Thaddous G on Proverbs 24:21
    I love the book of proverbs! So much wisdom here. Meddle with them who are given to change, sounds a lot like don't bother with those who are unstable or wishy-washy in their walk with God or in their treatment toward you.
  • Chris Griffin on Proverbs 24
    25But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.

    This applies to pro-lifers who rebuke abortive women. Pro-lifers will be blessed for rebukeing them.
  • Byron Robinson on Proverbs 24:19
    They will never convict themselves
  • Mishael - in Reply on Proverbs 24:19
    I've written to you before.

    Bible Commentary for Proverbs 24:19

    Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 24:19

    24:17 Falleth - Into mischief.

    24:18 From him - Understand, upon thee, which is implied in the Hebrew phrase.

    24:20 No reward - All his happiness shall quickly and eternally perish. The candle - All their comfort and glory shall cease.

    24:21 To change - That are unstable in their obedience to God or to the king.
  • I was looking for a passage that said, "The Lord helps those who help themselves", but I cannot find it. Can you direct me?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Proverbs 24:19
    That's a saying not a scripture. Check these out :D

    Psalms 107:20 - He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered [them] from their destructions.

    Daniel 6:27 - He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.

    John 14:26 - But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

    Psalms 149:4 - For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

    1 Corinthians 10:13 - There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].

    Isaiah 12:2 - Behold, God [is] my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH [is] my strength and [my] song; he also is become my salvation.

    Nahum 1:7 - The LORD [is] good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

    Psalms 31:14-15 - But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou [art] my God. (Read More...)
  • Sarah - in Reply on Proverbs 24:19
    It's not in the Bible. It's only a myth to justify people relying on themselves rather than God. Biblically, God helps those who depend on Him and know that without Him, they are completely helpless.
  • Adam - in Reply on Proverbs 24:19
    Hi there, I've never heard of such a passage in the Bible. Sometimes people mistranslate and misunderstand verses like the telephone game and end up with an entirely different phrase/meaning they repeat and assume it's from the Bible. I know of other phrases like this that a % believe, but isn't from the Bible. That's why it's best to take anything a man says with a grain of salt and just read God's Word directly. God bless.
  • Gicheru Geoffrey M on Proverbs 24:33
    Proverbs 24:27;says you prepare your field and make it for yourself then afterwards build your house,many people don't do that first they start building their house without proper and sufficient tools;here I mean marriage life in general,before you get into it first of all make your field ready unless it is then bring your wife and later children as much as you can lead properly with enough and adequate food,education,care,health wise and good spiritual upbringing that they will benefit from and help themselves this definitely refers to man as the head of the household;if the man fails here there is trouble because you find that without proper foundations we get poor children spiritually;wisdom wise and education wise;let all strive to make it good for the field before building your house and God Jehovah will help us if ask from Him,we seek from Him and knock the door God is ready to help us out if only we believe in him only without wavering faith He can yes He can,praise the lord Jesus Christ our/my saviour.
  • Carleton on Proverbs 24:2
    Thank you all for kind comments. I hope in Christ that all of our communication together is for edification and hope that is eternal. I will meditate on how to respond to a few questions into tomorrow or perhaps the following day. Meanwhile I look with interest to what others will write. I wish we could sing a song or two on this website.

  • Noel on Proverbs 24:2
    How can i discuss proverbs 24 .1as exaltation
  • Noel on Proverbs 24:2
    How can i discuss this topic as an exaltation for Bible study?
  • Bible Study helps - in Reply on Proverbs 24:2
    It will be easier to go to Google, type in:

    Proverbs 24 Commentary

    Pick the Matthew Henry commentary.

    Just re-write that in your own words.

    Always ask the Holy Spirit to teach what the whole them of the chapter is. (He's your teacher)
  • Danielle on Proverbs 24:33
    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 - in Reply on Proverbs 24:33
    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 - in Reply on Proverbs 24:33
    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 - in Reply on Proverbs 24:33

    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!!
  • Adam - in Reply on Proverbs 24:33
    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 - in Reply on Proverbs 24:33
    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.
  • Adam - in Reply on Proverbs 24:33
    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 on Proverbs 24
    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 on Proverbs 24
    "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 on Proverbs 24
    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 on Proverbs 24
    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 on Proverbs 24
    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.

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