The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts.

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.

Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” – Proverbs 17: 1-22 (KJV)


  1. 2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light.
    For those living in the land of the shadow of death, the light has dawned.
    3 You have multiplied the nation. You have increased its joy.
    They rejoice before you like the joy at harvest time,
    like the celebration when people divide the plunder.
    4 For you have shattered the yoke that burdened them.
    You have broken the bar on their shoulders and
    the rod of their oppressor,
    as you did in the day of Midian.
    5 Every boot that marched in battle
    and the garments rolled in blood will be burned.
    They will be fuel for the fire.
    6 For to us a child is born.
    To us a son is given.
    The authority to rule will rest on his shoulders.
    He will be named:
    Wonderful Counselor,
    Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father,
    Prince of Peace.
    7 There will be no limit to his authority
    and no end to the peace he brings.
    He will rule on David’s throne and over his kingdom,
    to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
    from now on, into eternity.
    The zeal of the Lord of Armies will accomplish this. – Isaiah 9:2-7 (EHV)

  2. Proverbs 17:1–22 (HCSB): 17 Better a dry crust with peace
    than a house full of feasting with strife.
    2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son
    and share an inheritance among brothers.
    3 A crucible for silver, and a smelter for gold,
    and the Lord is the tester of hearts.
    4 A wicked person listens to malicious talk;
    a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
    5 The one who mocks the poor insults his Maker,
    and one who rejoices over calamity
    will not go unpunished.
    6 Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly,
    and the pride of sons is their fathers.
    7 Eloquent words are not appropriate on a fool’s lips;
    how much worse are lies for a ruler.
    8 A bribe seems like a magic stone to its owner;
    wherever he turns, he succeeds.
    9 Whoever conceals an offense promotes love,
    but whoever gossips about it separates friends.
    10 A rebuke cuts into a perceptive person
    more than a hundred lashes into a fool.
    11 An evil man seeks only rebellion;
    a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
    12 Better for a man to meet a bear robbed of her cubs
    than a fool in his foolishness.
    13 If anyone returns evil for good,
    evil will never depart from his house.
    14 To start a conflict is to release a flood;
    stop the dispute before it breaks out.
    15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just —
    both are detestable to the Lord.
    16 Why does a fool have money in his hand
    with no intention of buying wisdom?
    17 A friend loves at all times,
    and a brother is born for a difficult time.
    18 One without sense enters an agreement
    and puts up security for his friend.
    19 One who loves to offend loves strife;
    one who builds a high threshold invites injury.
    20 One with a twisted mind will not succeed,
    and one with deceitful speech will fall into ruin.
    21 A man fathers a fool to his own sorrow;
    the father of a fool has no joy.
    22 A joyful heart is good medicine,
    but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

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