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Mishlei 01-01 (Introduction) [1:1 thru 1:6]

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 3] Key Concepts of Mishlei 01-01 (Introduction) In this first segment of Mishlei, Shlomo Hamelech (King Solomon) introduces himself as the...

Mishlei 01-06 (Wisdom will Call You) [1:20 – 1:21]

Mishlei 01-06 Wisdom Will Call (1:20 — 1:21) Key Concepts My son, don’t be surprised if someone approaches you with a shady get-rich scheme that seems too good to be true. Unfortunately, you won’t find out until it is too late that it is too good to be true and you...

Mishlei 11-23 (Anticipation)

Mishlei 11-23 Anticipation Key Concepts Although the future is unknown to ordinary human beings, it is natural to think about what may happen and what our reaction will be to the possibility of various outcomes. In Mishlei 11-14 we saw the importance of planning ahead...

Mishlei 11-24 (Generosity)

Mishlei 11-24 Generosity [11:24 – 27] Key Concepts This segment consists four sequential verses that teach an attitude of generosity towards other people. A person who is concerned about the welfare of others focuses his attention upon those around him and is...

Mishlei 13-13 (Scorn)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 13-13 (Scorn) There is an instinctive mechanism in human nature for a person to protect his high opinion of...

Mishlei 14-11 (Endurance)

Mishlei 14-11  Endurance Key Concepts People who sacrifice their principles to gain personal advantage should realize that there is a high price to be paid for their momentary pleasures. They have put their hopes for security and peace of mind at risk. Their good...

Mishlei 15-23 (Timing)

NOTE: For a PDF copy of this segment, please click here. This will enable you to print out the entire text of the article. [Rev 0] Key Concepts of Mishlei 15-23 (Timing) One of the pleasures of life is talking. For many people the experience of expressing their...

Mishlei 19-28. (Speech – Disingenuous)

Mishlei 19-28 Speech – Disingenuous Key Concepts A disingenuous speaker is one who seems believable and honest although he is intentionally deceiving his listeners. He uses tricks of the language to introduce selected ambiguities into his conversation. In this way he...

Mishlei 20-08 (Moral Integrity)

Mishlei 20-08 Moral Purification (20:08 and 20:09) Key Concepts Purification is a process of cleansing, that is removing impurities. In the case of moral purification it means removing sin, both in the form of sinful behavior and sinful thoughts. Mishlei now speaks to...

Mishlei 20-19 (Confidentiality)

Mishlei 20-19 Confidentiality Key Concepts As we have seen in Mishlei 11-13, information can cause great harm if disclosed recklessly. For this reason Mishlei encourages us to avoid contact with people who are careless about how they use information that comes to...

Mishlei 20-24 (Control – Steps)

Mishlei 20-24 Control – Steps Key Concepts Although man has free will to decide on his course of action, it still remains in Hashem’s power to let him carry out his projects (take the physical steps along the route he has planned) or to prevent him. Exploring Mishlei...

Mishlei Appendix 02 – Commitments

Mishlei Appendix 02 – Commitments Loan Guarantees   “Give no sleep to your eyes and slumber to your eyelids. Hurry to escape like a deer from the power of the trap, and like a bird from the power of the snare.” [Mishlei 06-01] Wishful Thinking. To illustrate the...

New Post Test – After Formatting

Key Concepts A person who is in a position of power, whether it be a judge, employer, parent, or teacher should be careful about allowing his natural instinct to make unconscious judgments about others. Before he has had a chance to make a considered evaluation he may...

New Post Test – Before Formatting

Key Concepts A person who is in a position of power, whether it be a judge, employer, parent, or teacher should be careful about allowing his natural instinct to make unconscious judgments about others. Before he has had a chance to make a considered evaluation he may...