Let angry people endure the backlash of their own anger; if you try to make it better, you'll only make it worse.
Take good counsel and accept correction - that's the way to live wisely and well.
We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God's purpose prevails.
It's only human to want to make a buck, but it's better to be poor than a liar.
Fear-of-God is life itself, a full life, and serene - no nasty surprises.
Some people dig a fork into the pie but are too lazy to raise it to their mouth.
Punish the insolent - make an example of them. Who knows? Somebody might learn a good lesson.
Kids who lash out against their parents are an embarrassment and disgrace.
If you quit listening, dear child, and strike off on your own, you'll soon be out of your depth.
An unprincipled witness desecrates justice; the mouths of the wicked spew malice.
The irreverent have to learn reverence the hard way; only a slap in the face brings fools to attention.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)