1 Wine is a mocker, beer is a brawler, and whoever staggers because of them is not wise.
2 A king’s terrible wrath is like the roaring of a lion; anyone who provokes him endangers himself.
3 It is honorable for a man to resolve a dispute, but any fool can get himself into a quarrel.
4 The slacker does not plow during planting season; at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing.
5 Counsel in a man’s heart is deep water; but a man of understanding draws it out.
6 Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, but who can find a trustworthy man?
7 The one who lives with integrity is righteous; his children who come after him will be happy.
8 A king sitting on a throne to judge sifts out all evil with his eyes.
9 Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am cleansed from my sin”?
10 Differing weights and varying measures — both are detestable to the Lord.
11 Even a young man is known by his actions— if his behavior is pure and upright.
12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye— the Lord made them both.
13 Don’t love sleep, or you will become poor; open your eyes, and you’ll have enough to eat.
14 “It’s worthless, it’s worthless!” the buyer says, but after he is on his way, he gloats.
15 There is gold and a multitude of jewels, but knowledgeable lips are a rare treasure.
16 Take his garment, for he has put up security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for foreigners.
17 Food gained by fraud is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth is full of gravel.
18 Finalize plans with counsel, and wage war with sound guidance.
19 The one who reveals secrets is a constant gossip; avoid someone with a big mouth.
20 Whoever curses his father or mother — his lamp will go out in deep darkness.
21 An inheritance gained prematurely will not be blessed ultimately.
22 Don’t say, “I will avenge this evil!” Wait on the Lord, and He will rescue you.
23 Differing weights are detestable to the Lord, and dishonest scales are unfair.
24 A man’s steps are determined by the Lord, so how can anyone understand his own way?
25 It is a trap for anyone to dedicate something rashly and later to reconsider his vows.
26 A wise king separates out the wicked and drives the threshing wheel over them.
27 The Lord’s lamp sheds light on a person’s life, searching the innermost parts.
28 Loyalty and faithfulness deliver a king; through loyalty he maintains his throne.
29 The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is gray hair.
30 Lashes and wounds purge away evil, and beatings cleanse the innermost parts.
Proverbs 20:1-30 (HCSB)
18 Therefore the Lord is waiting to show you mercy, and is rising up to show you compassion, for the Lord is a just God. All who wait patiently for Him are happy.
Isaiah 30:18 (HCSB)
5 I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born. I appointed you a prophet to the nations.
Jeremiah 1:5 (HCSB)
30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” Then bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
31 Since it was the preparation day, the Jews did not want the bodies to remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a special day). They requested that Pilate have the men’s legs broken and that their bodies be taken away.
32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man and of the other one who had been crucified with Him.
33 When they came to Jesus, they did not break His legs since they saw that He was already dead.
34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out.
35 He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows he is telling the truth.
36 For these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: Not one of His bones will be broken.
37 Also, another Scripture says: They will look at the One they pierced.
38 After this, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus—but secretly because of his fear of the Jews—asked Pilate that he might remove Jesus’ body. Pilate gave him permission, so he came and took His body away.
39 Nicodemus (who had previously come to Him at night) also came, bringing a mixture of about 75 pounds of myrrh and aloes.
40 Then they took Jesus’ body and wrapped it in linen cloths with the aromatic spices, according to the burial custom of the Jews.
41 There was a garden in the place where He was crucified. A new tomb was in the garden; no one had yet been placed in it.
42 They placed Jesus there because of the Jewish preparation and since the tomb was nearby.
John 19:30-42 (HCSB)