Thought for Today

Bullying and temptation

Proverbs regarding allurement, bait, bullying, coercion, enticement, harassment, inducement, oppression, peer-pressure, persecution, persuasion, provocation, temptation

(See also Threat)

  1. My child, if sinners try to entice you, do not consent!
    If they say, "Come with us! We will lie in wait to shed blood; we will ambush an innocent person capriciously.
    We will swallow them alive like Sheol, those full of vigor like those going down to the Pit.
    We will seize all kinds of precious wealth; we will fill our houses with plunder.
    Join with us! We will all share equally in what we steal."

    Prov. 1:10-14 (read whole chapter)

  2. Avoid it, do not go on it; turn away from it, and go on.

    Prov. 4:15 (read whole chapter)

  3. The mouth of a fool is his ruin, and his lips are a snare for his life.

    Prov. 18:7 (read whole chapter)

  4. It is a snare for a person to rashly cry, "Holy!" and only afterward to consider what he has vowed.

    Prov. 20:25 (read whole chapter)

  5. Thorns and snares are in the path of the perverse, but the one who guards himself keeps far from them.

    Prov. 22:5 (read whole chapter)

  6. Do not make friends with an angry person, and do not associate with a wrathful person,
    lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.

    Prov. 22:24-25 (read whole chapter)

  7. Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a soft tongue can break a bone.

    Prov. 25:15 (read whole chapter)


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