Bible Studies

Articles under this heading will be based upon a passage of the Bible. These studies will be “Exegetical” in nature. That means that they will take content, topic, and meaning out of the passage rather than reading meaning into the passage that may or may not be there. (Eisegetical)

Balances in Proverbs 12:1

Proverbs 11:1 introduces a section of Proverbs that contrast righteousness and wickedness.  It says that they are a "just weight" in a "balance".  The perfect balance is Jesus own faith as a man by which he pleased his Father (Hebrews 11:6) by which he balances all the wickedness of the world.  1 Corinthians 15:22 tells us "for as in Adam all die,even so in Christ shall all be made alive."  That is a perfect balance.

To illustrate how Proverbs contrasts and balances wickedness and righteousness let's look at Proverbs 12:1.

Hatred and Love Proverbs 10:11-13

Hatred and Love

Proverbs 10: 11- 13


“The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. (12) Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” (13) In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.”


The center of this passage is “love covereth all sins.”

What does “all” mean? It means all. It means even the most offensive sins.