What Does The Bible Say About Young Men?

What Does The Bible Say About Young Men?

Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims

Proverbs 1:1-4 – The parables of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel.  To know wisdom, and instruction: To understand the words of prudence: and to receive the instruction of doctrine, justice, and judgment, and equity: To give subtilty to little ones, to the young man knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 20:29 – The joy of young men is their strength: and the dignity of old men, their grey hairs.

Ecclesiasticus 6:18 – My son, from thy youth up receive instruction, and even to thy grey hairs thou shalt find wisdom.

Ecclesiasticus 32:10-17 – Young man, scarcely speak in thy own cause. If thou be asked twice, let thy answer be short. In many things be as if thou wert ignorant, and hear in silence and withal seeking. In the company of great men bake not upon thee: and when the ancients are present, speak not much. Before a storm goeth lightning: and before shamefacedness goeth favour: and for thy reverence good grace shall come to thee. And at the time of rising be not slack: but be first to run home to thy house, and there withdraw thyself, and there take thy pastime. And do what thou hast a mind, but not in sin or proud speech. And for all these things bless the Lord, that made thee, and that replenisheth thee with all his good things.

Titus 2:6 –  Likewise urge the younger men to control themselves.

1 Peter 5:5 – Likewise you that are younger be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

1 John 2:13-14 –  I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

 

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