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Our mouths can speak good or evil. Let them speak good.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 20:15-20

ESV Text: Proverbs 20:15-20

Proverbs 20:15–20 (Listen)


15   There is gold and abundance of costly stones,
    but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
16   Take a man’s garment when he has put up security for a stranger,
    and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for foreigners.1
17   Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man,
    but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.
18   Plans are established by counsel;
    by wise guidance wage war.
19   Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets;
    therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.2
20   If one curses his father or his mother,
    his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.

Footnotes

[1] 20:16 Or for an adulteress (compare 27:13)

[2] 20:19 Hebrew with one who is simple in his lips

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KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:29 and ends at about 2:15

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     15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

     16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

     17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

     18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

     19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

     20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 397 :
O Love, Who Madest Me to Wear

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1. O Love, who madest me to wear 
The image of Thy Godhead here; 
Who soughtest me with tender care 
Thro’ all my wand’rings wild and drear,– 
O Love, I give myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, only Thine, to be. 

2. O Love, who ere life’s earliest dawn 
On me Thy choice hast gently laid; 
O Love, who here as man wast born 
And like to us in all things made,– 
O Love, I give myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, only Thine, to be. 

3. O Love, who once in time wast slain, 
Pierced thro’ and thro’ with bitter woe; 
O Love, who, wrestling thus, didst gain 
That we eternal joy might know,– 
O Love, I give myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, only Thine, to be. 

4. O Love, who thus hast bound me fast 
Beneath that easy yoke of Thine; 
Love, who hast conquered me at last, 
Enrapturing this heart of mine,– 
O Love, I give myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, only Thine, to be. 

5. O Love, who lovest me for aye, 
Who for my soul dost ever plead; 
O Love, who didst my ransom pay, 
Whose power sufficeth in my stead,– 
O Love, I give myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, only Thine, to be. 

6. O Love, who once shalt bid me rise 
From out this dying life of ours; 
O Love, who once above yon skies 
Shalt set me in the fadeless bowers,– 
O Love, I give myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, only Thine, to be. 


Hymn: LSB 558 Not unto Us
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