1 A king’s heart is like streams of water in the Lord’s hand: He directs it wherever He chooses. 2 All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the Lord evaluates the motives. 3 Doing what is righteous and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. 4 The lamp that guides the wicked—haughty eyes and an arrogant heart — is sin. 5 The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit, but anyone who is reckless certainly becomes poor.
Proverbs 21:1-5 (HCSB)
6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death. 7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment. 8 The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right. 9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house. 10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
Proverbs 21:6-10 (KJV)
11 When a mocker is punished, the inexperienced become wiser; when one teaches a wise man, he acquires knowledge. 12 The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked; He brings the wicked to ruin. 13 The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will himself also call out and not be answered. 14 A secret gift soothes anger, and a covert bribe, fierce rage. 15 Justice executed is a joy to the righteous but a terror to those who practice iniquity.
Proverbs 21:11-15 (HCSB)
1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.
Malachi 3:1 (KJV)
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Mark 9:23 (KJV)
9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been among you all this time without your knowing Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”
John 14:9 (HCSB)
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek. 17 For in it God’s righteousness is revealed from faith to faith, just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith. 18 For God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth, 19 since what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse. 21 For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.
Romans 1:16-23 (HCSB)