Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Proverbs Chapter 15
Metaphysically Interpreting Proverbs 15:1-33
15:2The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright;
But the mouth of fools poureth out folly.
15:5A fool despiseth his father's correction;
But he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.
15:10There is grievous correction for him that forsaketh the way;
And he that hateth reproof shall die.
15:12A scoffer loveth not to be reproved;
He will not go unto the wise.
15:17Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is,
Than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
15:18A wrathful man stirreth up contention;
But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
15:19The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns;
But the path of the upright is made a highway.
15:22Where there is no counsel, purposes are disappointed;
But in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
15:27He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house;
But he that hateth bribes shall live.
September 21, 1947: Prov. 15:1
Why is mildness of speech especially desirable? Because it assuages anger and disarms antagonism.” A soft answer turneth away wrath; But a grievous word stirreth up anger.”
September 14, 1947: Prov. 15:1, 18
Of what spirit is unprovoked strife a sign? A spirit of contention, or love of discord and confusion, instead of peaceableness.
How may we avoid violence? By returning a mild answer, instead of a quick retort, when the latter seems called for. Anger is easily excited by ill-chosen words.
Why does the one who is slow to anger appease strife? By his moderation he inspires others to be moderate, with the result that strife soon dies down for lack of attention or interest.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 10-28-2013