Proverbs 14 Living Bible (TLB)
14 A wise woman builds her house, while a foolish woman tears hers down by her own efforts.
2 To do right honors God; to sin is to despise him.
3 A rebel’s foolish talk should prick his own pride! But the wise man’s speech is respected.
4 An empty stable stays clean—but there is no income from an empty stable.
This word seems to require explanation only in the case of its "use by our Lord in his interview with "Simon, the son of Jonas," "after his resurrection (John 21:16, 17). When our Lord says," Lovest thou me? he uses the Greek word agapas; and when Simon "answers, he uses the Greek word philo, i.e., "I love." This is" the usage in the first and second questions put by our Lord; but in the third our Lord uses Simon's word.
The distinction between "these two Greek words is thus fitly described by Trench:" Agapan has more of judgment and deliberate choice; philein has more of attachment and peculiar personal affection. Thus the `Lovest thou' (Gr. agapas) on the lips of the Lord seems to "Peter at this moment too cold a word, as though his Lord were" "keeping him at a distance, or at least not inviting him to draw" "near, as in the passionate yearning of his heart he desired now" to do.
Therefore, he puts by the word and substitutes his own stronger `I love' (Gr. philo) in its room. A second time he does the same. And now he has conquered; for when the Lord demands a "third time whether he loves him, he does it in the word which" "alone will satisfy Peter (`Lovest thou,' Gr. phileis), which" alone claims from him that personal attachment and affection "with which indeed he knows that his heart is full." "In 1 Cor. 13 the apostle sets forth the excellency of love, as "the word "charity" there is rendered in the Revised Version."
Genesis 8:1-8 King James Version (KJV)
8 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;
2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:
7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
King James Version (KJV)