"You don't know what it is to want spiritual tobacco--bad emendations of old texts, or small items about a variety of Aphis Brassicae, with the well-known signature of Philomicron, for the `Twaddler's Magazine;' or a learned treatise on the entomology of the Pentateuch, including all the insects not mentioned, but probably met with by the Israelites in their passage through the desert; with a monograph on the Ant, as treated by Solomon, showing the harmony of the Book of Proverbs
with the results of modern research.
Though he said these things in short sentences, much as the supposititious charity boy just now referred to might have repeated a verse or two from the Book of Proverbs
, there was something dreamy (for so literal a man) in the way in which he now shook his right forefinger at the live coals in the grate, and again fell silent.
He was personally responsible for the New Testament and the Old Testament Book of Proverbs
. Subsequently, he revised the entire text.
Probably, this is the original source of the maxim "bonum quo communius eo melius," which is given as a saying of unknown origin in The Macmillan Book of Proverbs
That reminder comes from the Book of Proverbs
19: 21 for those of us who have many plans and especially for those in politics who have many schemes, believing in their own wisdom but never bothering to ask: Will God allow it?
In the biblical book of Proverbs
, the text reads: 'Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished [King James Version]'.
A good place to start in the Bible would be the book of Proverbs
. I like to call this "the wisdom book." Proverbs 16:9 talks about us making plans, but allowing God to direct our steps.
Among the topics are ethics in the wisdom literature of the Old Testament, literary and linguistic matters in the book of Proverbs
, reading Qohelet's building experiment with psychoanalytic spatial theory, the absence of wisdom in the wilderness, and Ben Sira's table manners and the social setting of his book.
"PRIDE leads to destruction, and arrogance to downfall", so says the book of Proverbs
. Pride certainly has a way of making the pompous and self-important look silly.
The author of the Book of Proverbs
lists seven things God hates: "Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that hurry to run to evil, a lying witness who testifies falsely, and one who sows discord in a family" (6:17-19).
And the book of Proverbs
says: "The fear of the LORD" is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction." (Proverbs 1.7).
In the Book of Proverbs
we read, 'The person who repeats evil gossip is a scoundrel, with scorching fire on his lips.