The Wicked Must Avoid The House Of The Righteous – Proverbs 24:15-16

The Wicked Must Avoid The House Of The Righteous
Proverbs 24:15-16 (NIV)

15 Do not lurk like a thief near the house of the righteous,
do not plunder their dwelling place;

16 for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again,
but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Do not plunder the righteous because they will recover.
And the plunderer will be afflicted.

For Drunkards And Gluttons – Proverbs 23:19-21

For Drunkards And Gluttons
Proverbs 23:19-21 (NIV)

19 Listen, my son, and be wise,
and set your heart on the right path:

20 Do not join those who drink too much wine
or gorge themselves on meat,

21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor,
and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Stretch your budget.
Avoid gluttony and quaffing.

Mockers Bring Only Strife – Proverbs 22:10

Mockers Bring Only Strife
Proverbs 22:10 (NIV)

10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife;
quarrels and insults are ended.

Proverbs Club Commentary

A mocker brings strife, quarrels, and insults.
Eschew the mocker.

Wicked Neighbor, Evil Neighbor – Proverbs 21:10

Wicked Neighbor, Evil Neighbor
Proverbs 21:10 (NIV)

10 The wicked crave evil;
their neighbors get no mercy from them.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Neighbors of the wicked need a reprieve.

Weights And Measures Division II – Proverbs 20:10

Weights And Measures Division II
Proverbs 20:10 (NIV)

10 Differing weights and differing measures—
the Lord detests them both.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Cheating with weights and measures is evil.
Strict adherence to standard metage
is required to please the Lord.