Interested in a comparison of Irish Proverbs vs. King Solomon

Today is St. Patrick Day, a great opportunity to discern some proverbial wisdom of the Irish and prevalent in every culture.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to compare some Irish proverbs and relate them to King Solomons proverbs.

 Irish (I) vs. King Solomon (KS) Proverbs

KS – A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. (Proverb 13:2)

I – It’s often that a man’s mouth broke his nose

Meaning: Watch what you say because it could get you in trouble.

KS – As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed. (Proverb 26:4)

I -If there was work in the bed, he’d sleep on the floor  

Meaning: Used to describe people who are very lazy.

KS- A person who promises a gift but doesn’t give it is like clouds and wind that bring no rain. (Proverb 25:14)

I -An empty sack does not stand

Meaning: Bluffers and ignorance will always be found out.

KS- A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverb 15:1)

I – A lamb’s bleat is often more telling than a dog’s bark

Meaning: Subtlety and a quiet approach can be more beneficial than brute force and loudness.

What’s My Point?

All cultures have over time recognized the value of proverbs, pithy statements, to pass on wisdom to teach righteous behavior.

Hopefully, by doing so it will lead to a path of wisdom and long life, joy, and prosperity in the lives of their posterity according to the following proverbs.

KS -Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness. (Proverb 16:31)

I – As the old cock crows the young cock learns

Meaning: Children learn by example.

In My Opinion

Happy St. Patrick’s Day,

May we always remember this Irish Proverb:

I – The road to Heaven is well signposted, but it’s badly lit at night

Meaning: Life has many challenges but the reward is good.

If Interested

Read the Source Links Below

Regards and goodwill blogging

Source Link – Irish Proverbs to Live By


(Original Post Date 3/17/2021)