Tuesday, December 20, 2011

More Better Proverbs

Here are some more of the "better than" sayings in Proverbs.  (See yesterday's post.) 

All these are from the NIV.

Better a poor man whose walk is blameless
than a fool whose lips are perverse.  (19:1)

What a man desires is unfailing love;
better to be poor than a liar.  (19:22)

Better to live on a corner of the roof
than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.  (21:9)

Better to live in a desert
than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife.  (21:19)

A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.  (22:1)

Better to live on a corner of the roof
than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.  (25:24)

Better is open rebuke
than hidden love.  (27:5)

Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father,
and do not go to your brother’s house when disaster strikes you—
better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.  (27:10)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Dear Kent, the following is a poem I wrote not too long ago concerning some of the "Better" things promised in Scripture to true believers in God through Jesus Christ, the Messiah and Savior of the world:

Copyright © Ralph Jay Scantlin

It was wise, old Solomon
Who said it was so:
"NOTHING is new under heaven, you know."
But Solomon lived long before Jesus' birth,
In times quite different and quite far away on earth.

And yet in the "fullness of times," it was so
That Christ was born to die, you know.
God's Son was crucified on Golgotha's hill,
In shame and disgrace, alone, buried and still.

Then came the beginning
Of something new
That was sown in the world
And grew and grew.

A new Commandment Christ gave
To love each other,
A new robe of righteousness
To each sister and brother.

A new open sepulcher
That Christ left behind,
As He healed souls and hearts,
Spiritual eyes once blind.

With new joy in His blood
Men, through grace, were forgiven,
With a new doctrine of hope
That reached up to high Heaven.

A new brotherhood of kindness
And mercy unleavened,
Of forgiveness and love,
Multiplied seventy times seven.

I've a new birth, A new adoption,
A loving Father at home Who cares,
Who's never too busy for ME,
Not to be there!

I'm a new man through a New Covenant,
By a New and Living Way,
I've a new name with--
A new song for every day!

There's a new Heaven, a new earth,
A new country and place,
A new city to live in,
Forever by grace.

When the river of life,
Flows out from God's throne,
All things will be new
For holy men, God's very own!

(Compare Ecclesiastes 1:9) --Dad