1 A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.
2 The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive, but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.
3 The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, observing the wicked and the good.
4 The tongue that heals is a tree of life, but a devious tongue breaks the spirit.
5 A fool despises his father’s discipline, but a person who accepts correction is sensible.
6 The house of the righteous has great wealth, but trouble accompanies the income of the wicked.
7 The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge, but not so the heart of fools.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is His delight.
9 The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but He loves the one who pursues righteousness.
10 Discipline is harsh for the one who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.
11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord — how much more, human hearts.
Proverbs 15:1-11 (HCSB)
12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
16 Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.
17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
Proverbs 15:12-22 (KJV)
23 A man takes joy in giving an answer; and a timely word—how good that is!
24 For the discerning the path of life leads upward, so that he may avoid going down to Sheol.
25 The Lord destroys the house of the proud, but He protects the widow’s territory.
26 The Lord detests the plans of an evil man, but pleasant words are pure.
27 The one who profits dishonestly troubles his household, but the one who hates bribes will live.
28 The mind of the righteous person thinks before answering, but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil things.
29 The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.
30 Bright eyes cheer the heart; good news strengthens the bones.
31 One who listens to life-giving rebukes will be at home among the wise.
32 Anyone who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever listens to correction acquires
33 The fear of the Lord is what wisdom teaches, and humility comes before honor.
Proverbs 15:23-33 (HCSB)
3 The poor in spirit are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
4 Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.
5 The gentle are blessed, for they will inherit the earth.
6 Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness are blessed, for they will be filled.
7 The merciful are blessed, for they will be shown mercy.
8 The pure in heart are blessed, for they will see God.
9 The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons of God.
10 Those who are persecuted for righteousness are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
11 You are blessed when they insult and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me.
12 Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Matthew 5:3-12 (HCSB)
46 And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
47 and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior,
48 because He has looked with favor on the humble condition of His slave. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 because the Mighty One has done great things for me, and His name is holy.
50 His mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear Him.
Luke 1:46-50 (HCSB)
15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
1 Corinthians 2:15 (KJV)
9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:
10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
13 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:
15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching
might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
2 Timothy 4:9-18 (KJV)