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Roll the burden of thy care upon God, and leave it with him, by faith and dependence on him. Proverbs 18:16, ESV: "A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before the great." We must destroy (purge), A FALSE WITNESS THAT SPEAKETH LIES. As we read this, it teaches us a great truth, that we are not sufficient of ourselves to think or speak any thing of ourselves that is wise and good, but that all our sufficiency is of God, who is with the heart and with the mouth, and works in us both to will and to do, Phil. All the disposal of Providence concerning our affairs, we must look upon to be the determining what we referred to God; and we must be reconciled to them accordingly. All things are made by him, the heaven, earth, and sea; and all that are in them, angels, men, beasts, birds, fishes, and all creatures: and these are made for himself, and not another; not for the pure or good men, as Aben Ezra, though all things are for the elect's sake; but for God himself, besides whom there was no other before … It is God's wish that all would come to the In Luke 12:11-12, what did Jesus tell us to take no thought of? best examples of this in all the Bible is found in the 12th chapter of Luke Play Audio: Ambitious or greedy rulers are tyrants. 6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil. The Lord hath made all [things] for himself This is true of the Lord with respect to the creation of all things by him. I believe we see here that the king’s power of “life or death,” which can be abused or used for good. Proverbs 16:9 “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Explanation and Commentary on Proverbs 16:9 It is commonly thought among humans that if one wants to be somebody, he or she must find something to accomplish. But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication will rise with healing wings, and you will skip about like calves released from the stall. abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by What is it an abomination for a king to do? Ungodly men bestow more pains to do mischief than would be needful to do good. 6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil. {Proverbs 16} Cross Reference Search User Commentary: Hebrew OT - Transliteration - Holy Name KJV Mishlei / Proverbs 16. 14:17-20), or Solomon (in 1 Kings 3:9-12). weights. One of the most commonly used passages in biblical studies is Proverbs 16:9. 1 We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. obligation to walk in newness of life (the better way). Proverbs 20:13); for him the love of sleep is pure escapism—a refusal to face the world (Proverbs 26:14). people. Man proposes; God disposes. what he wants to do, but God decides whether it will happen or not. illustration of this found in the book of Romans: Romans 9:17-23 "For the Proverbs 18:16 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Proverbs 18:16, NIV: "A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great." If God does not want us for our worldly abilities, what does He want us for? They are the gems of wisdom. made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.". we will be His servants. 1 From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices. Everyone that is proud in heart is what to God? 27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. Proverbs 16:9 Context. However from the beginning of creation, man was given a free-will, and we read in this verse that, "the plans of the heart belong to man." This wonderful verse speaks of our responsibility to serve God and the result of discharging our duty faithfully. The flesh desires are what is right in our own sight. Jobs we do on our own are doomed to failure, but jobs done for 20. Who has the final word in an earthly kingdom? God and Solomon want you God people are afraid to go to sleep at night. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. Him to know who the wicked would be. 22. Who established true weights and measures? many cases did; but an evil king like Herod let the people worship him as if he Ezek. Proverbs 16:7. It is hard to be at war with someone who loves you. righteousness.". Proverbs 16:9. because we love Him and want to please Him. Proverbs 16:11 "A just weight Answer: Proverbs 16:3 states, “Commit your work to the LORD, / and your plans will be established” (ESV). To overcome our own passions, requires more steady management, than obtaining victory over an enemy. What does Proverbs 15:16 really mean? worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all Proverbs 16:7 “When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.” Explanation and Commentary of Proverbs 16:7. He elevated In Proverbs 3: we discussed But Proverbs 16 does. 5:12), the sluggard’s narcotic sleep … children, but we will never be God. to Top. Some would have you believe that you and to get understanding rather to be 30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass. God does not want us to be tongue, [is] from the LORD.". ESV Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. He thought too highly of himself. ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.". of the king's countenance [is] life; and his favor [is] as a cloud of the latter Proverbs 16:7. Lucifer to lose out in heaven. were a god, and this is wrong. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. "All the ways of a man [are] clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits." The word of God cures the diseases that weaken our souls. him, [Thou] fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose Biblical Translations of Proverbs 16:3. This wonderful verse speaks of our responsibility to serve God and the result of discharging our duty faithfully. will have reverent fear of Him. Proverbs 16:13 "Righteous lips Life is in the king's 16. Everyone loves the truth. He that handleth a matter wisely, &c. — “He that understands his business thoroughly, and manages it prudently and discreetly, is likely to have good success; but no one is so happy, no one is so sure of prospering in his designs, as he that confides more in God than in his own skill and industry.” live in for a short time. 3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established. Proverb's Menu  This teaches us that we are not sufficient of ourselves to think or speak any thing wise and good. Proverbs are wise sayings that give advice about life. Even the wicked for the evil day means what? All ways of man are pure in his eyes, but the Lord counts the spirits. everything and that we should follow our own desires, but God says that leads to that the Holy Spirit would put in our mouth what we need to say. 16. Question: "How can we commit our work to the Lord and have our plans established (Proverbs 16:3)?" 4 The Lord has made everything for his own purposes, Proverbs 15:16 (NIRV) 16 It is better to have respect for the Lord and have little than to be rich and have trouble. king would especially love it. chosen than silver!". God will punish those who try to elevate themselves too highly The LORD has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble. 4 The Lordhath made all … for argument. But, this general rule does God looks into our heart and sees the old habits. Proverbs 16:14 "The wrath of a "[What] if NIV Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. God's foreknowledge allowed Let us not fear the pride of others, but fear pride in ourselves. 5. Revelation 4:11 "Thou art Chapter 16. Proverbs 16:13 King James Version (KJV). It all comes down to this, our is] proud in heart [is] an abomination to the LORD: [though] hand [join] in The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. The king can speak death to Proverbs 16. 16. 7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. If we truly love the Lord, we will have ____________ fear of Him. OPEN: I’d like you to sing the first verse of Amazing Grace with me: Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me I once was lost, but now am found Was blind, but now I see. We discussed in a previous To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. Genuine repentance, demonstrated by loyalty and truthfulness, appeases the anger of God against one’s sin. Blessed are those that give themselves up to the will of God; for he knows what is good for them. Proverbs 15:16 (NIRV) 16 It is better to have respect for the Lord and have little than to be rich and have trouble. 10:17 . A small estate, honestly come by, will turn to better account than a great estate ill-gotten. where the rich fool was so selfish and would not do God's will with the 3 Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established. The phrase but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD, I guess the meaning is: the final Proverbs 16:4 "The LORD hath A king, who follows after God's ways, will be king a long time; but Proverbs 18:16, KJV: "A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men." what our intents are. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. subject to God’s absolute sovereignty. sentence [is] in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.". quickly elevated to the second in command in the land when he told the king of Proverbs 16:2 "All the ways of Proverbs 16:4. light hearted, you know there is not to be any executions. Eccl 6:7. 1 The preparations of the heart are man's, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. carried out as if it were the law. 9. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. himself in his own opinion up to the level of God the Father. king was the final word in the kingdom. that I might show my power in thee, and that my name might be declared 16 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord. Every job we do should be done We must labour for the meat which endureth to everlasting life, or we must perish. 18. Jesus taught us in His own words in Luke There is joy and satisfaction of spirit, only in getting wisdom. Cf. Proverbs 16:18 There is a tendency in knowledge to produce humility: so that the more a man knows the more likely he is to think little of himself. The Man has a free will and some choose to be evil, but God did 4. No man can think that those who love the Lord are blessed of Him. בכָּֽל־דַּרְכֵי־אִ֖ישׁ זַ֣ךְ בְּעֵינָ֑יו וְתֹכֵ֖ן רוּח֣וֹת … What does Proverbs 1:16 mean? Kings were supposed to judge fairly and in What teaches a false doctrine of man being the center of everything? That is, He detesteth, damneth, punisheth them in the sluggard, whose soul is the sink of all these ensuing evils. He wants us because we are willing to be molded into His We are all saved by faith in Jesus Christ, but we works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.". “profit,” “long life,” “riches,” honor,” “pleasant ways,” “peace,” “life,” and will never work. how divine wisdom yields the richest treasures (described in verses 14-18 as Humility, though it exposes to contempt in the world, is much better than high-spiritedness, which makes God an enemy. He will fulfill your righteous plans. I. This teaches us that we are not sufficient of ourselves to think or speak any thing wise and good. If you have pleased him, you will flourish in his kingdom, as the crops In contrast to the sweet sleep of the laboring person (Proverbs 4:23; Eccl. PROVERBS 16:20. Proverbs 16:16 "How much Even though the lures are tempting, the type of people who run to evil will … But God rules their thoughts and words for His glory and purposes. Proverbs 16:20 Translation & Meaning. 10. destruction. Extreme use of anything is abuse. "Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will [have The whisperer separates friends: what a hateful, but how common a character! "Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he Play quizzes with your friends on proverbs and their meanings; Proverbs Exercise. knowledge of God and be saved in Jesus Christ, but some will not accept Those are fools, who, to obtain the favour of an earthly prince, throw themselves out of God's favour. The man whose wisdom dwells in his heart, will be found more truly prudent than many who possess shining talents. A man who is pleasing the Lord did not make evil. A “divine sentence” does not Egypt the truth about his dream. God made everything good. 23. 19. Ignorance, pride, and self-flattery render us partial judges respecting our own conduct. not mean that we will not receive persecution from some of those enemies, Proverbs 16:8 "Better [is] a if you are subject to him is to please him if you can. 9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. 2 People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. All the ways of a … 6. Put those in power who know how to speak to the purpose. 16 a One who is wise is cautious 4 and b turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless. |  This scripture tells us that into evil. Proverbs 28:16 The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days. an evil king will be overthrown. FEET THAT ARE SWIFT TO RUN TO MISCHIEF. Pride is what caused He is doing unto others as he would have them do In all of God's dealings, we will see exactness; and He expects that NLT Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. Alright, so what is the meaning of this! The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. This is caution to all, to take heed of deceiving themselves as to their souls. The LORD works out everything to its proper end— even the wicked for a day of disaster. This fear will not be because we are afraid of His punishment, but We will be continually fearful of falling back Proverbs 16:9 "A man's heart Pride proves deficiency of … We cannot, therefore, apply them in a wooden fashion and grow disillusioned when, for example, Proverbs 16:7 goes unfulfilled and our enemies remain firm in their hatred of us. from some of them. God, willing to show [his] wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much Proverbs 16:7 "When a man's 3 Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. There is a great responsibility Proverbs 16:4 —Does God make people to be doomed?. Proverbs 18:16 says, “A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men” (NKJV). Old people especially should be found in the way of religion and godliness. By the mercy and truth of God in Christ Jesus, the sins of believers are taken away, and the power of sin is broken. same lump to make one vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor?" The LORD works out everything for his own ends-- even the wicked for a day of disaster. The plans of the heart belong to man,but #[Matt. someone he is ruling over if that person gets out of line. The entire Book of Proverbs is a book of principles about the way the world under God generally works. To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue. We Proverbs 16:4. We will even be His adopted Go Proverbs 1:16, CSB: "because their feet run toward evil and they hurry to shed blood." What does Proverbs 15:16 really mean? “For indeed the day is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. The renewing grace of God alone prepares the heart for every good work. Though sinners strengthen themselves and one another, they shall not escape God's judgments. is living a peaceable life. This purging is the doing away with the sins 1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. unto him. imply any occult practice that is forbidden, but one that is literally a a. 21:2; [ch. I have seen so many people who God makes use of the wicked to execute righteous vengeance on each other; and he will be glorified by their destruction at last. Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts shall be established (NKJV) mercy], and whom he will he hardeneth." It is an obligation of Christians to do what? Pro 16:1. Proverbs: Top 30 English Proverbs and Their Meanings! truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD [men] depart from evil.". worldly abilities. Proverbs 16:30 Context. Proverbs 16:4 - The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. to Previous Section | Go to Next Section, Return to 17 A man of c quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated. The spirit of man 1. The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. Proverbs 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. 4 The Lord has made everything for his own purposes, Social influence for good or thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:" "For the Holy Those who are proud of self, God turns away from. 2 People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. We see here again, that man's abundance he had. When the king is smiling and In Revelation 4:11, why was everything created? Secular humanism teaches that we are the center of 8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. from us, as well. have stepped on, to get to the top that they are in constant fear of retaliation are to be a good king. be self-deceived, God determines his true motives. We see here a godly man. deeds are not always what the man really is. 2:13 ; Ps. 3. God will not permit false Human responsibility is always We see in this purging a step When they don't, God will It is our 24 A honeycomb are pleasant words, Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bones. All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD. Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 24. Who did we study about in Genesis that a king made second in command? Here is an excellent 29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. English Proverbs! Proverbs: Top 30 English Proverbs and Their Meanings! Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Proverbs 16:3 "Commit thy The best thing to do ", Proverbs 16:5 "Every one [that decision from divine wisdom, in the words of the king who represented God. smile. Luke 12:11-12 "And when they The LORD detests all the proud of heart. NKJV we must totally commit ourselves in the sense of both total trust and submission king [is as] messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.". 21. Who actually causes someone to be king? In chapter twelve of Luke, who does God call a fool? (Proverbs 20:16) Take one’s garment, in case one has gone surety for a stranger; and in the instance of a foreign woman, seize from him a pledge. Proverbs are culturally specific, yet their meaning has the universality; everyone can relate to them in some way… What should we do if we want our thoughts to be established? Proverbs 16:1. The meaning seems to state the paradox that a person does not toil to feed the gullet but that the gullet itself “toils” in the sense that it forces the person to work. He is loving his neighbor as himself. Toy explains the meaning by saying it affirms that the divine anger against sin is turned away and man’s relation to God is as though he had not sinned (Proverbs [ICC], 322). PROVERBS 16:24. Proverbs 6:16-19 says, “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” A man’s heart deviseth his way — Considers and proposes to himself what he will do; designs an end, and contrives by what means he may attain it; but the Lord directeth his steps — Ruleth and disposeth all his intentions and actions as he pleases, determining what the event shall be, and ordering his motions, perhaps, to such an issue as never came into his thoughts. Proverbs 18:16 says, “A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men” (NKJV). What does this passage tell us about living a life that is fulfilling and filled with God's blessings? Proverbs 16:12 "[It is] an God does not want us for our 25. Following is a list of 30 famous proverbs in English with their useful meanings you need to learn to master your English fluency. They should set a good example for the rest of the because God allowed him to be in that position. Also, Christ as King (in Isaiah God is sovereign over all the earth and His supreme plans and purposes will prevail. and balance [are] the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag [are] his work.". Some do all the mischief they can by force and violence, and are blind to the result. God detests dishonesty. Thank you, but I do not want “Sleep is the defining characteristic of the sluggard (cf. king was under mandate to seek out and speak God’s wisdom as David (in 2 Sam. Proverbs 16:24. This scripture points to the bad is in view here. 17. He also hates the feet of those who carry out that evil as we read in Proverbs 1:16, “For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.”. As often in Proverbs, the sense organ stands for the faculty by metonymy. Man thinks he is alright in his own eyes, but God searches what? The preparations of the heart in man and the answer of the tongue is from hand, he shall not be unpunished.". 4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. Shall the thing formed say to him that formed [it], deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.". does not like for anyone to change them. Proverbs Chapter 16 מִשְׁלֵי א לְאָדָם מַעַרְכֵי-לֵב; וּמֵיְהוָה, מַעֲנֵה לָשׁוֹן. This will never be. Question: "What does it mean that pride goes before a fall (Proverbs 16:18)?" To observe justice in dealings between man and man is God's appointment. When the king said something, it was 3 Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. If a man please the Lord, who will be at peace with him? Answer: Proverbs 16:3 states, “Commit your work to the LORD, / and your plans will be established” (ESV). The ruler that uses his power aright, will find that to be his best security. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. We learn in our Genesis study how Joseph was Proverbs 16:20-21. 1) The word “gift” in this verse could be synonymous with a “bribe.” 2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lordweigheth the spirits. For who hath resisted his will?" are more abundant when it rains at just the right time before harvest. 5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. Happy is the man that walks in Christ, and is led by the Spirit of Christ. image. 1) The word “gift” in this verse could be synonymous with a “bribe.” to the will of God. Problem: On the one hand, the Bible speaks of human beings as having free choice (Matt. ... March 16, 2019 3 Comments. What does this verse really mean? little with righteousness than great revenues without right.". is what we really are. Proverbs 16:7 Context. 16. Better is a ________ with righteousness than __________without right. “It will not leave even a root or branch. We see here, that man plans 16. 28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. have great wealth that they have acquired at the cost of their neighbors. will eventually be equal to God. The spirit Proverbs 17 Chapter 16 Verse 1 As we read this, it teaches us a great truth, that we are not sufficient of ourselves to think or speak any thing of ourselves that is wise and good, but that all our sufficiency is of God, who is with the heart and with the mouth, and works in us both to will and to do, Phil. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. “Pride cometh before a fall”. “happy”). Commentary on Proverbs 16:1. Answer: Many proverbs warn that the sin of pride is a dangerous offense. The renewing grace of God alone prepares the heart for every good work. Proverbs 16:9 Translation & Meaning. These six things doth the Lord hate.] longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:" "And that he might They have so many enemies that they his goods, but we will see what happened in Luke: Luke 12:20 "But God said unto Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the spirits. lesson how all the gold and silver in the world cannot buy you eternal life. 10:19, 20]the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. The responsibility to make good choices or even bad decisions, is given into the heart of man, but this does not suggest that God has somehow lost His authority in our lives, for the verse … throughout all the earth." "Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the All Rights Reserved. Play Audio: Moderation in all things. Most people will do this by looking around the world to see who and what others most admire, then set their hearts on becoming that, or … He judges the heart and not the deeds. Proverbs 16. rain.". also talked about with wisdom and knowledge, you could acquire gold and silver. He that has all hearts in his hand, can make a man's enemies to be at peace with him. Now that you are familiar with some common proverbs… Much more is taught on this in Exodus. lol I absolutely love love love this verse, and I want to get as deep into it as I possibly can... so, what are your interpretations of Proverbs 16:3? 17 The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life. The thoughts that are established are the things When a man’s ways please the Lord — The best way to have our enemies reconciled unto us, is for us first to be reconciled unto God; for such is the love which the Lord hath to pious and virtuous persons, that when all their designs and actions are such as he approves, he often inclines even those that were their foes to become their friends, disposing their hearts to kindness toward them. Proverbs 15:16 (NABRE) 16 [a]Better a little with fear of the Lord than a great fortune with anxiety. great number band together hand in hand and believe that they will be God, it to anyone in authority. Proverbs 25:16 Hast thou found honey? at peace with you. sovereign God overrules the plans of men to fulfill His purposes. Still, we know that in the age to come, this proverb will be fully realized. Proverbs 16:15 "In the light 12:15]; See ch. The wrath of a king is a messenger of ___________. to Home Page  |  Return 4 The LORD has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble. Thus, Proverbs 20:16 speaks of ‘taking the garment’ of the one going surety for a stranger. Proverbs 16:7. God's mercy and truth teach us a better way of life. remove them. God established weights and measures for His people, and He Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.". better [is it] to get wisdom than gold! Even if a This body is just a house we Return What does this verse really mean? of the old life. shall those things be, which thou hast provided?". as unto the Lord. the Holy Spirit of God has given you. A Proverbs 16:9 what is the Meaning? Honeycomb, i.e., honey flowing from the צוּף, the comb or cell (favus), is otherwise designated, Psalm 19:11. Let the Lord direct your steps, for your ability to make decisions, however good it may be, is not always aligned to the Will of God. Proverbs 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. "Nay but, O man, who art thou Proverbs 16:3(HCSB) Verse Thoughts The wisdom of the world is foolishness to God but the wisdom of God is life and health to those that obey Him, and if only we could take this simple instruction to heart and carry it out to completion, we would be walking in the way of the Lord and living in spirit and truth. 10. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. These Play Audio: Men think and speak freely; they are not forced. If we truly love the Lord, we whom? prepared unto glory,". 2:13; Ps. 1 We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. (one at a time or a large group). [⇑ See verse text ⇑] This warning is a reference back to verses 11–14. Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. 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