Proverbs 9:6
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New Living Translation
Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to live; learn to use good judgment."

King James Bible
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Darby Bible Translation
Forsake follies and live, and go in the way of intelligence.

World English Bible
Leave your simple ways, and live. Walk in the way of understanding."

Young's Literal Translation
Forsake ye, the simple, and live, And be happy in the way of understanding.

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An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
The object of this chapter is to present a rudimentary outline and summary of all that Augustin penned or spoke against those traditional North African Christians whom he was pleased to regard as schismatics. It will be arranged, so far as may be, in chronological order, following the dates suggested by the Benedictine edition. The necessary brevity precludes anything but a very meagre treatment of so considerable a theme. The writer takes no responsibility for the ecclesiological tenets of the
St. Augustine—writings in connection with the donatist controversy.

The Gospel Feast
"When Jesus then lifted up His eyes, and saw a great company come unto Him, He saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat?"--John vi. 5. After these words the Evangelist adds, "And this He said to prove him, for He Himself knew what He would do." Thus, you see, our Lord had secret meanings when He spoke, and did not bring forth openly all His divine sense at once. He knew what He was about to do from the first, but He wished to lead forward His disciples, and to arrest and
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Proverbs 8:35
For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD.

Proverbs 9:11
Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.

Proverbs 23:19
My child, listen and be wise: Keep your heart on the right course.

Ezekiel 11:20
so they will obey my decrees and regulations. Then they will truly be my people, and I will be their God.

Ezekiel 37:24
"My servant David will be their king, and they will have only one shepherd. They will obey my regulations and be careful to keep my decrees.

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