Announcing proverbs; A Package For Printing a Daily Proverb in R

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Brad Lindblad


February 2, 2022

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“When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous has an everlasting foundation”

- Proverbs 10:25 (NASB)

I like to read one chapter from the Book of Proverbs from the Bible each day. There are 31 chapters in proverbs, so if I read one each day corresponding to the day of the month, I read proverbs each month through. Easy to follow and great for memorization.

Anyways, I wanted to automate this in R because why not. I found a free API for many of the open source or public domain Bible versions like the King James Version and the World English Bible at Then I made a quick wrapper R package on top of that API and {proverbs} was born.


It’s very simple to use:


prints out the proverb for today with the default World English Bible translation.

Nice! We can switch up the translation as well. Check out all the translations with this function:


So if the King James is your thing, here you go:

proverbs::proverb(translation = "kjv")