Did You Know There Are Proverbs That Didn't Make It Into The Bible? – EpicPew

Did You Know There Are Proverbs That Didn’t Make It Into The Bible?

The book of Proverbs in the Old Testament has some great advice in pithy statements that pack a punch. Things like, “Grandchildren are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their parentage” (Prov. 17:6) come to mind. You could unpack that for hours and discuss at length what exactly this proverb is trying to say to people. Fascinating stuff.

Recently, in my research*, I have come upon an ancient manuscript containing some proverbs that were not used and did not make it into the canonized book. I wonder why…

You are the first to look at these recently discovered proverbs that didn’t make it in the Bible. Take them to heart, they may change your life.


The man who has a horse has much; neigh, he has a lot.


A door is a door, unless it is ajar.


After walking a mile in another man’s shoes, be sure to send them back to him.


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The words from a man’s mouth are deep waters, unless he is thirsty.


Untrustworthy was the man who said he dressed as a guitar at the party; he was a lyre.


Happy the man throughout all of life that takes great care to dote on his wife.


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The man who flatters his neighbor just wants apple pie.


If you give a man a beer, you will be his friend for life; except if it is an IPA, then an enemy you will have made.


A mild answer calms wrath, but a mild sedative also works.


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If a man asks you to touch his toes, something is afoot.


Happy are the parents whose child moves out before thirty.


And Finally:

The Lord said to my Lord, the man who stands on the toilet is high on pot.


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* There was no research involved. I made them up. There is no recently discovered manuscript 🙂