Strategic planning is the key to warfare; to win, you need a lot of good counsel.
Wise conversation is way over the head of fools; in a serious discussion they haven't a clue.
The person who's always cooking up some evil soon gets a reputation as prince of rogues.
Fools incubate sin; cynics desecrate beauty. Rescue the Perishing
If you fall to pieces in a crisis, there wasn't much to you in the first place.
Rescue the perishing; don't hesitate to step in and help.
If you say, "Hey, that's none of my business," will that get you off the hook? Someone is watching you closely, you know - Someone not impressed with weak excuses.
Eat honey, dear child - it's good for you - and delicacies that melt in your mouth.
Likewise knowledge, and wisdom for your soul - Get that and your future's secured, your hope is on solid rock.
Don't interfere with good people's lives; don't try to get the best of them.
No matter how many times you trip them up, God-loyal people don't stay down long; Soon they're up on their feet, while the wicked end up flat on their faces.
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)