1 One who isolates himself pursues selfish desires; he rebels against all sound judgment.
2 A fool does not delight in understanding, but only wants to show off his opinions.
3 When a wicked man comes, contempt also does, and along with dishonor, disgrace.
4 The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters, a flowing river, a fountain of wisdom.
5 It is not good to show partiality to the guilty by perverting the justice due the innocent.
6 A fool’s lips lead to strife, and his mouth provokes a beating.
7 A fool’s mouth is his devastation, and his lips are a trap for his life.
8 A gossip’s words are like choice food that goes down to one’s innermost being.
Proverbs 18:1-8 (HCSB)
9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
11 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
16 A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
Proverbs 18:9-16 (KJV)
17 The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.
18 Casting the lot ends quarrels and separates powerful opponents.
19 An offended brother is harder to reach than a fortified city, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress.
20 From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is satisfied; he is filled with the product of his lips.
21 Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
22 A man who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.
23 The poor man pleads, but the rich one answers roughly.
24 A man with many friends may be harmed, but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother.
Proverbs 18:17-24 (HCSB)
46 They came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, Bartimaeus (the son of Timaeus), a blind beggar, was sitting by the road.
47 When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out, “Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me!”
48 Many people told him to keep quiet, but he was crying out all the more, “Have mercy on me, Son of David!”
49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man and said to him, “Have courage! Get up; He’s calling for you.”
50 He threw off his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus.
51 Then Jesus answered him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” “Rabbouni,” the blind man told Him, “I want to see!”
52 “Go your way,” Jesus told him. “Your faith has healed you.” Immediately he could see and
began to follow Him on the road.
Mark 10:46-52 (HCSB)
3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 (KJV)
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
1 Thessalonians 4:14 (KJV)