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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.

Blessed For Sharing With The Poor – Proverbs 22:9

Blessed For Sharing With The Poor
Proverbs 22:9

9 The generous will themselves be blessed,
for they share their food with the poor.

NIV

Commentary

A generous person will be blessed
for as little an offering
as sharing food with the poor.
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Turnabout Is Fair Play – Proverbs 22:8

Turnabout Is Fair Play
Proverbs 22:8

8 Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity,
and the rod they wield in fury will be broken.

NIV

PCDC Commentary

Wrongdoing brings a scourge on the instigator
that is worse than the offense.

Rich Man, Poor Man, Borrower, Slave – Proverbs 22:7

Rich Man, Poor Man, Borrower, Slave
Proverbs 22:7

7 The rich rule over the poor,
and the borrower is slave to the lender.

New International Version (NIV)

PCDC Commentary

Rich is to Poor
as Borrower is to Lender.

Borrow is to Lend
As Bondage is to Slavery.

Prepare Your Children For Adulthood – Proverbs 22:6

Prepare Your Children For Adulthood
Proverbs 22:6

6 Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

PCDC Commentary

There is no formula here.
Study your children.
Teach them good from evil.
Show them how to help others.

Concentrate on their strengths
while improving their weaknesses.
They will be prepared
to walk in the way of the Lord.