Where riches increase we are tempted to honour ourselves (Deu. We must not be stocks, and stones, and stoics, under our afflictions, insensible of them, hardening ourselves under them, and concluding we can easily get through them without God. As grace increases, peace shall increase; and of the increase of Christ’s government and peace, in the heart as well as in the world, there shall be no end. 6 Remember the Lord in everything that you do. It is the way to be long-lived. 3 Do not let love go, and always do right things. We must have a continual regard to God’s precepts, v. 1, v. 2.1. We must repose an entire confidence in the wisdom, power, and goodness of God, assuring ourselves of the extent of his providence to all the creatures and all their actions. Bind them about thy neck, as the most graceful ornament.’’ It is the greatest honour we are capable of in this world to have an interest in the mercy and truth of God. 2. Always do good things to them when you can. 106:15 . It is a most base ungrateful thing, if our neighbours have a good opinion of us, that we will do them no harm, and we thence take advantage to cheat and injure them.III. In Proverbs 3, Solomon is speaking to his son about the woman called Wisdom. His honour we must show forth and the honour we have for him. Not only our heads, but our hearts, must keep God’s commandments; in them, as in the ark of the testimony, both the tables of the law must be deposited.2. Cancel {{#items}} {{human}} {{/items}} ← Chapter. He shall be owned as one of Wisdom’s children, and shall have praise with God, as one having that good understanding which is ascribed to all those that do his commandments. Are riches and honour accounted blessings? 2. To be charitable to the poor and necessitous. A promise, which makes it our interest to serve God with our estates. 3 When I was a little boy, the one son of my parents, 4 my father taught me. He will not let you fall into a hole that bad men have dug. In their greatest straits and dangers. He does not say thy bags, but thy barns, not thy wardrobe replenished, but thy presses: "God shall bless thee with an increase of that which is for use, not for show or ornament—for spending and laying out, not for hoarding and laying up.’’ Those that do good with what they have shall have more to do more good with. Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} Proverbs 3. (2.) 2. It is glory begun, the earnest of it, Ps. Retail: $89.99. They are so, and them she reaches out with her left hand. To fear the Lord, so as to depart from evil, is true wisdom and understanding (Job. 23:19 ), and the prophets, Mal. By faith. Verses 13-20 Solomon had pressed us earnestly to seek diligently for wisdom ch. Proverbs 3:31. It is not only a surer, but a more gainful merchandise to trade for wisdom, for Christ, and grace, and spiritual blessings, than for silver, and gold, and rubies. 19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; Read full chapter. (1.) (2.) What the happiness of those is who do find it.1. IV. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (3) ... Proverbs 1:3. 8:17 ) and to set our hearts upon the world (Ps. 3:19 . Study Proverbs 3 using Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Proverbs 6:1-3 English Standard Version (ESV) ... creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. (2.) We must live a life of dependence upon God because that is the way to be safe (v. 5). This chapter is one of the most excellent in all this book, both for argument to persuade us to be religious and for directions therein. And you will have more wine than you can keep. We must, with an entire submission and satisfaction, depend upon him to perform all things for us, and not lean to our own understanding, as if we could, by any forecast of our own, without God, help ourselves, and bring our affairs to a good issue. This group of the proverbs of wisdom now suitably closes with the fundamental contrast between the wise and fools: The wise shall inherit honour, But fools carry away shame. The desolation which the wicked ones make of religion and the religious; though it comes, and seems to be just at the door, yet be not afraid of it; for, though God may make use of the wicked as instruments of his people’s correction, yet he will never suffer them to be the authors of their desolation. ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition--Imitation leather with summer garden design. We read here of the merchandise of wisdom, which intimates, (1.) The prudence and sobriety which religion teaches, tend not only to the health of the soul, but to the health of the body. We must have a continual regard to God’s providence, must own and depend upon it in all our affairs, both by faith and prayer. He wishes to have favour with men also (as Christ had, Lu. 3 Don’t ever let love and loyalty leave you. Log In/Sign Up . Those that have an opinion of their own sufficiency think it below them, and a disparagement to them, to take their measures from, much more to hamper themselves with, religion’s rules. The heavenly bodies are vast, yet there is no flaw in them—numerous, yet no disorder in them—the motion rapid, yet no wear or tear; the depths of the sea are broken up, and thence come the waters beneath the firmament, and the clouds drop down the dews, the waters from above the firmament, and all this by the divine wisdom and knowledge; therefore happy is the man that finds wisdom, for he will thereby be thoroughly furnished for every good word and work. We must therefore trust in the Lord with all our hearts (v. 5); we must believe that he is able to do what he will, wise to do what is best, and good, according to his promise, to do what is best for us, if we love him, and serve him. 2:19 . In respect of strength and satisfaction: "It will be life to thy soul (v. 22); it will quicken thee to thy duty when thou beginnest to be slothful and remiss; it will revive thee under thy troubles when thou beginnest to droop and despond. We must take pains to obtain wisdom because that is the way to gain her, and to gain by her (v. 13-20). It will be like medicine that makes your body well. Our eye must be ever towards God; to him we must, in every thing, make our requests known, as Jephthah uttered all his words before the Lord in Mizpeh, Jdg. To be ready to all acts of friendship and humanity, and in every thing to be neighbourly; for these are things that are due by the law of doing as we would be done by. This he insists upon in four verses, the scope of which is to show that the effect of righteousness (which is the same with wisdom here) is quietness and assurance for ever, Isa. With our increase. 27 Do not refuse to do good things to those that need it. 2:7 . When we lean against a wall or on a cane, we trust it to support us. Top. He delights in that in his son which is amiable and agreeable, and therefore corrects him for the prevention and cure of that which would be a deformity to him, and an alloy to his delight in him. Verses 27-35 True wisdom consists in the due discharge of our duty towards man, as well as towards God, in honesty as well as piety, and therefore we have here divers excellent precepts of wisdom which relate to our neighbour.I. (Comp. And you will make people happy too. Bible Gateway Recommends. 3 Que la bonté et la fidélité ne t'abandonnent pas; Lie-les à ton cou, écris-les sur la table de ton coeur. Alms are called righteousness because they are a debt to the poor, and a debt which we must not defer to pay, Bis dat, qui cito dat —He gives twice who gives speedily. They are safe and may be easy, (1.) 2:11 . What we gave we have.III. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Our Price: $21.99 Save: $28.00 (56%) Buy Now. 3:10 . Proverbes 3 Louis Segond (LSG). Ver. Shall I hide from Abraham the thing that I do? Suppose a man to have got these in abundance, nay, to have all the things he can desire of this world (and who is it that ever had? We must refer ourselves to him as one from whom our judgment proceeds, and patiently, and with a holy indifferency, wait his award. More good words. That it is a divine correction; it is the chastening of the Lord, which, as it is a reason why we should submit to it (for it is folly to contend with a God of incontestable sovereignty and irresistible power), so it is a reason why we should be satisfied in it; for we may be sure that a God of unspotted purity does us no wrong and that a God of infinite goodness means us no hurt. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. We must do all the good we can, and no hurt, to our neighbours, because according as men are just or unjust, charitable or uncharitable, humble or haughty, accordingly they shall receive of God (v. 27-35). He despises their impotent malice, sits in heaven and laughs at them, Ps. (2.) And it will be like something that makes your bones strong. Those who know themselves cannot but find their own understanding to be a broken reed, which, if they lean to, will certainly fail them. We must not be quarrelsome and litigious (v. 30): "Do not strive with a man without cause; contend not for that which thou hast no title to; resent not that as a provocation which peradventure was but an oversight. Proverbs 3:5-6 "Lean on" is used here in the sense of relying upon or trusting someone or something for help or protection. To give wages to those who have earned them. 17 When you are wise, your life will be really good. (2.) It is the happiness of paradise (v. 18): She is a tree of life. We must apprehend with all our might, and put forth our utmost vigour in the pursuit of it, lay hold on all occasions to improve in it, and catch at the least of its dictates.4. To have them always at heart; for it is in that treasury, the hidden man of the heart, that we must keep sound wisdom and discretion, keep to the principles of it and keep in the ways of it. Cross references. Proverbs 3:29. Proverbs 3:20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. We must neither despise it nor be weary of it. It is from God, and therefore we must not be weary of it, for he knows our frame, both what we need and what we can bear. 5. Those that feed and feast on this heavenly wisdom shall not only be cured by it of every fatal malady, but shall find an antidote against age and death; they shall eat and live for ever. That we must venture all in it, as a stock in trade, and be willing to part with all for it. We must ask his advice and beg direction from him, not only when the case is difficult (when we know not what to do, no thanks to us that we have our eyes up to him), but in every case, be it ever so plain, We must ask success of him, as those who know the race is not to the swift. His “secret,” i. e., His close, intimate communion as … (2.) Be afraid of the Lord and refuse to do wrong things. From all this it appears what a tendency religion has to make men both blessed and blessings. (2.) 1 Do not forget what I teach you, my son. The wicked has a house, a strong and stately dwelling perhaps, but the curse of the Lord is upon it, it is in it, and, though the affairs of the family may prosper, yet the very blessings are curses, Mal. This was the law (Ex. Retail: $49.99. She is even more valuable than gold. English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. We must not be weary of an affliction, be it ever so heavy and long, not faint under it, so the apostle renders it, not be dispirited, dispossessed of our own souls, or driven to despair, or to use any indirect means for our relief and the redress of our grievances. (2.) Integrity and uprightness will preserve us, so that we need not be afraid of sudden fear, v. 25. We must acquaint ourselves with them; for we cannot be said to forget that which we never knew. Proverbs 3 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary provides notes on all 66 books of the Bible, and contain more than 7,000 pages of material Good people are taken under God’s special protection, and therein they may have an entire satisfaction. The righteous therefore have no reason to envy them, for they have his secret with them; they are his favourites; he has that communion with them which is a secret to the world and in which they have a joy that a stranger does not intermeddle with; he communicates to them the secret tokens of his love; his covenant is with them; they know his mind, and the meanings and intentions of his providence, better than others can. III. Do not be angry when he does. God gives them grace (v. 34), and therefore they shall inherit glory, for grace is glory, 2 Co. 3:18 . Is length of days a blessing? 34 The Lord laughs at people who laugh at other people. We must render to all their due, both in justice and charity, and not delay to do it (, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 1. Is pleasure courted as much as any thing? It is promised, He shall direct thy paths; so that thy way shall be safe and good, and happy at last. This caution is the same with that which is so much insisted on, Ps. (3.) 22:2 Rev. Note, It is our duty to make our worldly estates serviceable to our religion, to use them and the interest we have by them for the promoting of religion, to do good to the poor with what we have and abound in all works of piety and charity, devising liberal things. It is an earnest of the New Jerusalem, in the midst of which is the tree of life, Rev. Always remember what I ask you to do. 9 Obey the Lord's rules with your money and offer him the best things from your farm. And he will sometimes tell you that you have done wrong things. This requires us, 1. No valuable things compare with her.’ Now, in verses 10-11, Wisdom herself agrees that this is true. In respect of safety and security. Our law will allow a prescription for a modus decimandi—a mode of tithing, but none de non decimando—for exemption from paying tithes. Always remember what I … Here is,1. A protest against the tendency to worship success, to think the lot of the “man of violence” enviable, and therefore to be chosen. We must live in a humble and dutiful subjection to God and his government (v. 7): "Fear the Lord, as your sovereign Lord and Master; be ruled in every thing by your religion and subject to the divine will.’’ This must be, 1. She is even more valuable than gold. Prospect of advantage is the spring and spur of industry; he therefore shows us how much it will be to our profit, laying this down for an unquestionable truth, Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, that true wisdom which consists in the knowledge and love of God, and an entire conformity to all the intentions of his truths, providences, and laws. Salem Media Group. 28:15 , etc. First 30-days on us! Proverbs 3:19. We must honour him, not only with our bodies and spirits which are his, but with our estates too, for they also are his: we and all our appurtenances must be devoted to his glory. 16 If you are wise, you will have a long life. It will be nourishing: It shall be health to thy navel. 26 You will be able to trust the Lord. 11 My son, the Lord will sometimes punish you. Have them always in mind, and do not forget them; be ever and anon thinking of them, and conversing with them, and never imagine that thou hast looked upon them long enough and that it is time now to lay them by; but, as long as thou livest, keep up and cultivate thy acquaintance with them.’’ He who learns to write must always have his eye upon his copy, and not let that be out of his sight; and to the words of wisdom must those, in like manner, have a constant respect, who will walk circumspectly. That is well got, and to good purpose, that is thus used to good purpose.2. Font Size. 33 The Lord will cause bad things to happen to the homes of bad people. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Those who patiently bear contempt from scornful men shall have respect from God and all good men, and then they have no reason to envy the scorners or to choose their ways. "Write to them upon the table of thy heart, as dear to thee, thy portion, and most delightful entertainment; take a pleasure in applying them and thinking them over.’’ Or it may be meant of the mercy and truth which are our duty, piety and sincerity, charity towards men, fidelity towards God. Our wills and affections must be subject to them and must in every thing conform to them. The Rewards of Wisdom. He retaliates upon them (Ps. II. Top. After you log in your content will be available in your library. Proverbs 3 Commentary, this volume commentary on the Bible is highly regarded for his very prudent and judicious expositions Ecclesiastes seems a “downer” sort of a book. We must always govern ourselves by the rules of wisdom, of right reason and religion, because that is the way to be always easy (v. 21-26). 5. Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:. His exhortation, before, was to those that are rich and in prosperity, here to those that are poor and in adversity. We must have a continual regard to God’s precepts, We have here before us three exhortations, each of them enforced with a good reason:—I. We must not only in our judgment believe that there is an over-ruling hand of God ordering and disposing of us and all our affairs, but we must solemnly own it, and address ourselves to him accordingly. Proverbs 2 Proverbs 4 ... Proverbs 3 New English Translation (NET Bible) Exhortations to Seek Wisdom and Walk with the Lord. Bible Language English. She is more valuable than precious stones. Great and growing peace have those that love the law. 84:11 . We must retain it. 37:1, 7-9. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. What must be our care when we are in affliction. 4. But, because length of days may possibly become a burden and a trouble, it is promised, (2.) 31 You should not want to be like bad people. We must do all we can to support the declining interests of religion in the places where we live.II. 28 Do not ask anyone to wait until tomorrow if you can help them today. The prudence, temperance, and sobriety, the calmness and composure of mind, and the good government of the appetites and passions, which religion teaches, tend very much not only to the health of the soul, but to a good habit of body, which is very desirable, and without which our other enjoyments in this world are insipid. There is leanness in the soul, when the body is fed to the full, Ps. (1.) 3 My child, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, 2 for they will provide a long and full life, and they will add well-being to you. Let these be fixed and commanding principles in thee. Commentary on Proverbs 3:7-12 (Read Proverbs 3:7-12) There is not a greater enemy to the fear of the Lord in the heart, than self-conceit of our own wisdom. Ellicott's Commentary for English ReadersProverbs 3. They shall have the wealth of this world as far as Infinite Wisdom sees good for them; while the true riches, by which men are rich towards God, are secured to them. The exhortation is, to have religion’s rules always in view and always at heart, v. 21. Never think of doing as he does, though thou wert sure to get by it all that he has, for it would be dearly bought.’’ Now, to show what little reason saints have to envy sinners, Solomon here, in the last four verses of the chapter, compares the condition of sinners and saints together (as his father David had done, Ps. It is not enough to lay hold on wisdom, but we must keep our hold, hold it fast, with a resolution never to let it go, but to persevere in the ways of wisdom to the end. III. Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart. 4. Sinners are under the curse of God, they and their houses; saints are under his blessing, they and their habitation, v. 33. To have them always in view: "My son, let them not depart from thy eyes; let not thy eyes ever depart from them to wander after vanity. But he shows his purposes to good people. And you will have money, and people will call you a great person. And it will be so much the more their punishment as it will come instead of their promotion; it will be all the promotion they must ever expect, that God will be glorified in their everlasting confusion. Be not thus loth to part with thy money upon a good account. The Blessing of Wisdom. (1.) A good man seeks the favour of God in the first place, is ambitious of the honour of being accepted of the Lord, and he shall find that favour, and with it a good understanding; God will make the best of him, and put a favourable construction upon what he says and does. (3.) That which people admire is an abomination to Yahweh. Do not forfeit these, but live up to them, and preserve thy interest in them; do not forget these, but live upon them, and take the comfort of them. And happy is anyone who finds out what to do. But the question is, What shall we get by it when we have found it? Who does good with it, who draws out from the stock he has, as wine from the vessel, and communicates to others, for their instruction, things new and old. This the apostle quotes (Heb. New American Standard Bible 1995. Who improves in it, who, having some understanding, draws it out by growing in knowledge and making five talents ten. Those who humble themselves shall be exalted, for he gives grace to the lowly; he works that in them which puts honour upon them and for which they are accepted of God and approved of men. From all this it appears what a tendency religion has to make men both blessed and blessings. It is a true happiness; for it is inclusive of, and equivalent to, all those things which are supposed to make men happy, v. 16, v. 17. V. We must hear afflictions well because that is the way to get good by them (v. 11, v. 12). No valuable things compare with her.’ Now, in verses 10-11, Wisdom herself agrees that this is true. 1. Nor is there any honour, by birth or preferment, comparable to that which attends religion; it makes the righteous more excellent than his neighbour, recommends men to God, commands respect and veneration with all the sober part of mankind, and will in the other world make those that are now buried in obscurity to shine forth as the sun. Proverbs Overview: Purpose of Proverbs 1:1-7 : Proverbs to Youth 1:8-9:18: Proverbs of Solomon 10:1-24:34: Proverbs of Solomon (Hezekiah) 25:1-29:27: Words of Agur 30:1-30:33: Words of Lemuel 31:1-31:31 : Father's Exhortations: First Collection of Solomon: Second Collection of Solomon: Numerical Proverbs… It is the end of our creation and redemption to honour God, to be to him for a name and a praise; we are no other way capable of serving him than in his honour. But silly people will not be called great. 2 What I teach will give you a long and good life. Christ is that Wisdom, by whom the worlds were made and still consist; happy therefore are those to whom he is made of God wisdom, for he has wherewithal to make good all the foregoing promises of long life, riches, and honour; for all the wealth of heaven, earth, and seas, is his. We must honour God, (1.) The father corrects the son whom he loves, nay, and because he loves him and desires he may be wise and good. 2:4 . To render dues both to church and state, magistrates and ministers. We must not think that the affliction either presses harder or continues longer than is meet, not conclude that deliverance will never come because it does not come so soon as we expect it.2. In Proverbs 3, Solomon is speaking to his son about the woman called Wisdom. VI. If others want the necessary supports of life, and we have wherewithal to supply them, we must look upon it as due to them and not withhold it. Heavenly wisdom will procure that for us, and secure that to us, which silver, and gold, and rubies, will not be the purchase of.2. 30 Do not quarrel with other people for no good reason when they have never done anything wrong to you. II. 2. (2) Long life.—That is, a life worth living, fit to be called “life”; whereas” length of days” only implies extension of life, the reward promised for obedience to parents. We must have a continual regard to God’s promises, which go along with his precepts, and are to be received, and retained, with them (v. 3): "Let not mercy and truth forsake thee, God’s mercy in promising, and his truth in performing. Proverbs 3. True grace is that to the soul which the tree of life would have been, from which our first parents were shut out for eating of the forbidden tree. The just have a habitation, a poor cottage (the word is used for sheep-cotes), a very mean dwelling; but God blesses it; he is continually blessing it, from the beginning of the year to the end of it. All the enjoyments and entertainments of sense are not comparable to the pleasure which gracious souls have in communion with God and doing good. 1 Do not forget what I teach you, my son. (1.) 2:1 , etc. The object of our secure trust is the Lord, a most reliable object of confidence! 14 It is better than silver or the best gold. Proverbs 3:1-2 “My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my … 18:26 ); he resists the proud. 21 My son, remember my wise words and do not lose your wisdom. We must ask his leave, and not design any thing but what we are sure is lawful. Proverbs 3 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this classic commentary, written in 2013, is Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures It is the way to make a little much, and much more; it is the surest and safest method of thriving: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty. Proverbs 3:9-10. Do not do anything that they do. 4 If you do that, you will make God happy. We mistake if we think that giving will undo us and make us poor. Saints are wise men, and act wisely for themselves; for though their religion now wraps them up in obscurity, and lays them open to reproach, yet they are sure to inherit glory at last, the far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. The true nature of such success. 25 Bad things happen to bad men. That they are so far from doing them any real hurt that, by the grace of God working with them, they do a great deal of good, and are happy means of their satisfaction. It is so, and it is certain that true piety has in it the greatest true pleasure. To encourage us to submit ourselves to all the restraints and injunctions of the divine law, we are assured (v. 2) that it is the certain way to long life and prosperity. But he does good things to the homes of good people. (4.) For, as she is ready to embrace those that submit to her with both arms, so she is ready to give out to them with both hands. God, who is the first and best, must have the first and best of every thing; his right is prior to all other, and therefore he must be served first. If you do, he will show you the right way to go. Proverbs 3. 32 The Lord hates people who do bad things. This is that pearl of great price which, when we have found it, we must willingly sell all for the purchase of, Mt. 8:27; Ps. We must not despise an affliction, be it ever so light and short, as if it were not worth taking notice of, or as if it were not sent on an errand and therefore required no answer. 116:7 . (7-8) Walk rightly with God by a humble, reverent life. When accounts are balanced, it will be found there is little got by striving.IV. (3.) ), yet, (1.) (d) Fourth Discourse:—Exhortation to Various Virtues (Pro iii 1-18). Drop down the dew. Religion puts us into the best methods of prolonging life, entitles us to the promises of it, and, though our days on earth should be no more than our neighbour’s, yet it will secure to us everlasting life in a better world. We must remember them so that they may be ready to us whenever we have occasion to use them. We must never design any hurt or harm to any body (v. 29): "Devise not evil against thy neighbour; do not contrive how to do him an ill-turn undiscovered, to prejudice him in his body, goods, or good name, and the rather because he dwells securely by thee, and, having given thee no provocation, entertains no jealousy or suspicion of thee, and therefore is off his guard.’’ It is against the laws both of honour and friendship to do a man an ill-turn and give him no warning. For, 1. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. This four-week summer series highlights three biblical books — Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon — that garner little attention in the Revised Common Lectionary and in most mainline churches’ preaching.1 And it is easy to see why. Proverbs 3:32. For our encouragement to do this, it is promised, "He shall direct thy paths, so that thy way shall be safe and good and the issue happy at last.’’ Note, Those that put themselves under a divine guidance shall always have the benefit of it. Fix God’s law, and his commandments, as our rule, by which we will in every thing be ruled and to which we will yield obedience. And you will sleep well. 3 Mon fils, n'oublie pas mes enseignements, Et que ton coeur garde mes préceptes; 2 Car ils prolongeront les jours et les années de ta vie, Et ils augmenteront ta paix. 13:46 . Always be wise when you are choosing what to do. 5 Always trust the Lord completely. Read Proverbs 3 commentary using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. 1. We must conduct ourselves aright under our afflictions, v. 11, v. 12. (1.) Nothing that you want could have more value. The exhortation is, to have religion’s rules always in view and always at heart, True wisdom consists in the due discharge of our duty towards man, as well as towards God, in honesty as well as piety, and therefore we have here divers excellent precepts of wisdom which relate to our neighbour.I. It if do not come easily, we must put the more strength to draw it. (4.) We are here in a world of troubles. easyenglish.bibleBooks > EasyEnglish Bible >. Not design any thing but what we are sure is lawful Bible online using Commentary the., a most reliable object of our days, and access the New Bible Commentary Organisation 1162807,:. Has to make men both blessed and blessings you should not want to be rich ( v. 34,. Endless honour, v. 10 in a moment have good success ( so some translate it,. 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