Category Archives: 25

Carrot Or Stick – Proverbs 25:15

Carrot Or Stick
Proverbs 25:15 (NIV)

15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,
and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

Proverbs Club Commentary

Pleasant methods can be more successful than force.

Curse Of The Braggart – Proverbs 25:14

Curse Of The Braggart
Proverbs 25:14

14 Like clouds and wind without rain
is one who boasts of gifts never given.

NIV

Proverbs Club Commentary

A braggart brings only disappointment
if the brag goes unfulfilled.

Striving For Veracity – Proverbs 25:13

Striving For Veracity
Proverbs 25:13

13 Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time
is a trustworthy messenger to the one who sends him;
he refreshes the spirit of his master.

NIV

PCDC Commentary

A righteous person strives to complete his assignment
accurately for the requestor.

Righteous Ruling, Righteous Judge – Proverbs 25:11-12

Righteous Ruling, Righteous Judge
Proverbs 25:11-12

11 Like apples of gold in settings of silver
is a ruling rightly given.

12 Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold
is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.

New International Version (NIV)

PCDC Commentary

A righteous ruling from a wise judge must be affirmed.

Court and Confidence – Proverbs 25:9-10

Court and Confidence
Proverbs 25:9-10

9 If you take your neighbor to court,
do not betray another’s confidence,
10 or the one who hears it may shame you
and the charge against you will stand.

PCDC Commentary

If you must go to court,
be open and honest.

If you reveal a confidence,
you could lose the case,
and it could bring shame to you.