22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
28 When he established the clouds above: When he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: When he appointed the foundations of the earth:
30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: And I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
31 rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Proverbs 8:22–31.
1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: And whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: Whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.
3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: But every fool will be meddling.
4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: But a faithful man who can find?
7 The just man walketh in his integrity: His children are blessed after him.
8 A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.
9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
10 Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.
11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.
13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: But when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: But the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: And take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
18 Every purpose is established by counsel: And with good advice make war.
19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: Therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.
24 Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make inquiry.
26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.
27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: And his throne is upholden by mercy.
29 The glory of young men is their strength: And the beauty of old men is the gray head.
30 The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: So do stripes the inward parts of the belly.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Proverbs 20:1–30.
8 Disregarding the command of God, you keep the tradition of men.
9 He also said to them, You completely invalidate God’s command in order to maintain your tradition!
10 For Moses said: Honor your father and your mother; l and whoever speaks evil of father or mother must be put to death.
11 But you say, If a man tells his father or mother: Whatever benefit you might have received from me is Corban. (that is, a gift committed to the temple),
12 you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother.
13 You revoke God’s word by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many other similar things.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Mark 7:8–13.
57 As they were traveling on the road someone said to Him, “I will follow You wherever You go!”
58 Jesus told him, “Foxes have dens, and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.”
59 Then He said to another, “Follow Me.”
“Lord,” he said, “first let me go bury my father.”
60 But He told him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.”
61 Another also said, “I will follow You, Lord, but first let me go and say good-bye to those at my house.”
62 But Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Luke 9:57–62.
27 He replied, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Luke 18:27.
8 The other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, then entered the tomb, saw, and believed.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), John 20:8.
7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Hebrews 13:7.
r20 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.-r
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Revelation 3:20.