12 And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), 1 Samuel 1:12.
27 The one who searches for what is good finds favor, but if someone looks for trouble, it will come to him.
28 Anyone trusting in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like foliage.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Proverbs 11:27–28.
1 Better a dry crust with peace than a house full of feasting with strife.
2 A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son and share an inheritance among brothers.
3 A crucible for silver, and a smelter for gold, and the LORD is the tester of hearts.
4 A wicked person listens to malicious talk; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
5 The one who mocks the poor insults his Maker, and one who rejoices over calamity will not go unpunished.
6 Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly, and the pride of sons is their fathers.
7 Eloquent words are not appropriate on a fool’s lips; how much worse are lies for a ruler.
8 A bribe seems like a magic stone to its owner; wherever he turns, he succeeds.
9 Whoever conceals an offense promotes love, but whoever gossips about it separates friends.
10 A rebuke cuts into a perceptive person more than a hundred lashes into a fool.
11 An evil man seeks only rebellion; a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
12 Better for a man to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his foolishness.
13 If anyone returns evil for good, evil will never depart from his house.
14 To start a conflict is to release a flood; stop the dispute before it breaks out.
15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just — both are detestable to the LORD.
16 Why does a fool have money in his hand with no intention of buying wisdom?
17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a difficult time.
18 One without sense enters an agreement and puts up security for his friend.
19 One who loves to offend loves strife; one who builds a high threshold invites injury.
20 One with a twisted mind will not succeed, and one with deceitful speech will fall into ruin.
21 A man fathers a fool to his own sorrow; the father of a fool has no joy.
22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.
23 A wicked man secretly takes a bribe to subvert the course of justice.
24 Wisdom is the focus of the perceptive, but a fool’s eyes roam to the ends of the earth.
25 A foolish son is grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.
26 It is certainly not good to fine an innocent person or to beat a noble for his honesty.
27 The intelligent person restrains his words, and one who keeps a cool head is a man of understanding.
28 Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent, discerning when he seals his lips.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Proverbs 17:1–28.
1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and laid siege to it.
2 The Lord handed Jehoiakim king of Judah over to him, along with some of the vessels from the house of God. Nebuchadnezzar carried them to the land of Babylon, to the house of his god, and put the vessels in the treasury of his god.
3 The king ordered Ashpenaz, the chief of his court officials, to bring some of the Israelites from the royal family and from the nobility
4 young men without any physical defect, good-looking, suitable for instruction in all wisdom, knowledgeable, perceptive, and capable of serving in the king’s palace — and to teach them the Chaldean language and literature. 5 The king assigned them daily provisions from the royal food and from the wine that he drank. They were to be trained for three years, and at the end of that time they were to serve in the king’s court.
6 Among them, from the descendants of Judah, were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.
7 The chief official gave them other names: he gave the name Belteshazzar to Daniel, Shadrach to Hananiah, Meshach to Mishael, and Abednego to Azariah.
Faithfulness in Babylon
8 Daniel determined that he would not defile himself with the king’s food or with the wine he drank. So he asked permission from the chief official not to defile himself.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Daniel 1:1–8.
18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the forces of Hades will not overpower it.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Matthew 16:18.
41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
42 saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Luke 22:41–42.
14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Revelation 3:14–22.