The things they say……

welcome-to-parentingYour parents say: “A no everything good fi eat, good fi talk……AND… If talk worth shilling, silence worth pound..AND…… ” if yuh don’t have good fi sey, don’t see nothing”

The Bible says: ” Be quick to hear, and slow to speak…… Learn to bridle your tongue…….James 1 v 19 and v 26 and Colossians 4 v 6. Learn to restrain your words Proverbs 17 v 27-28,  Ecclesiastes 3 v 7, Proverbs 15 v 23, 29 and chapter 12 v 18.


Your parents say:  “Show me your company, tell you who you are”

The Bible says ” Bad Associations spoil good habits” (1 Corinthians 15 v 33, Proverbs 13 v 20)


Your parents say: “Onnu nuh match, not over my dead body”

The Bible says: “Do not be unequally yoked” (2 Corinthians 6 v 14)


Your parents say: “Bird in the hand worth two in the bush”

The Bible says:  Better to enjoy what the eyes see than to wander after desires, this is futility, chasing after the wind (Ecclesiastes 6 v 9)


Your mother says “Let bygones be bygones”

The Bible says: “Forgive your brother” Colossians 3 v 13 et al)


Your parents say: “Manners carry you through the world”

The Bible says: “Train up a child the way he should grow and it will not depart from him” (Proverbs 22 v 6)


Your parents say: “Spread your bed hard, you lie down in it”

The Bible says: Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows that he shall reap…”(Galatians 6 v 7)


Your parents say: ”  nuh hang yuh basket where you can’t reach it…….learn fi creep before yuh walk”

The Bible says: “In all circumstances be content……… in plenty and in need be content with what you have” (Hebrews 13 v 5 and Philippians 4 v 11)


Your parents say: “When you a dig pit- dig two, you spit in the sky it fall inna yuh face”

The Bible says: ” Do unto others what you would have them do to you” Matthew 7 v 12 and Luke 6 v 31. Do not put a stumbling block in your brothers way (Romans 14 v 13)


Your parents say:  ” Don’t back ansa me gal”

The Bible says:  “Children obey your parents……….for this is right.”Ephesians 6 v 1

Your parents say: “two sides to every story”

The bible says: “the man who states his case first, seems right until the others come and examine it” Proverbs 18 v 17


Your parents say: “good yuh do, will follow you”

The Bible says: ” Do not grow weary of doing good, for you will reap in due time if you do not give up” Galatians 6 v 9 and 1 Peter 3 v 14


Your parents say: “you yeye too big fi yuh stomach”

The Bible says : “If you can be trusted with little, you will be faithful with much but if you are dishonest with little, you will be dishonest with much” (Luke 16 v 10)


Your parents say: “don’t tek up people things, stop telling lies and don’t red yeye”

The Bible says: ” Do not steal, do not lie, do not covet…..” (Exodus 20 v 15,16,17)


Your parents say: ” Yuh tek up the world pon you shoulder…… poun a fret caan pay ounce a debt”

The Bible says: ” Do not worry about your life, about what to eat or drink, or what to wear……….or about tomorrow, each day has sufficient worries of its own……” Matthew 5 v 25-34


Your parents say:  “One one coco, full basket”

The bible says: ” Be patient, wait on God ……..submit yourselves to him” Psalms 27 v 14, James 4 v 7


Your parents say: “if you nuh mash ants belly, you nuh know wha inside a dem”

The Bible says:  “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks…”Luke 6 v 45


Your parents say: “Don’t be ungrateful child”

The Bible says: “Give thanks in all circumstances ….. for everything”(1 Thessalonians 5 v 18)


Your parents say  ” Tick bruk off inna yuh aise, who can’t hear will feel”

The Bible says : “Listen to advice and heed discipline….” (Proverbs 15 v 22 & 19 v 20)


Your parents say: “Greedy choke puppy….. want all- lose all”

The Bible says:  ” Beware of becoming greedy…. (1 Timothy 6 v 9-10)


Your parents say: “Tek di matter out of your eye, before you tell smaddy fi dweet”

The Bible says:  “Examine yourselves first (Luke 6 v 41)……”do not judge” (Matthew 7 v 1)


Your parents say: “Can lead horse to water, but can’t force him to drink”

The Bible says: ” Each person must be convinced in his own mind”(Romans 14 v 5)


Your parents say: “Bend the tree when it young”

The bible says:  ” Do not spare the rod, and spoil the child”Proverbs 13 v 24 and Hebrews 12 v 7


Your parents say: “Good friends better than pocket money”

The bible says: “A friend loves at all times and is a brother born for times of distress” Proverbs 17 v 17





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