1 Lord, I call on You; hurry to help me. Listen to my voice when I call on You.
2 May my prayer be set before You as incense, the raising of my hands as the evening offering.
3 Lord, set up a guard for my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.
4 Do not let my heart turn to any evil thing or perform wicked acts with men who commit sin. Do not let me feast on their delicacies.
5 Let the righteous one strike me— it is an act of faithful love; let him rebuke me— it is oil for my head; let me not refuse it. Even now my prayer is against the evil acts of the wicked.
6 When their rulers will be thrown off the sides of a cliff, the people will listen to my words, for they are pleasing.
7 As when one plows and breaks up the soil, turning up rocks, so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
8 But my eyes look to You, Lord God. I seek refuge in You; do not let me die.
9 Protect me from the trap they have set for me, and from the snares of evildoers.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by safely.
Psalm 141:1-10 (HCSB)
18 The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, shining brighter and brighter until midday.
Proverbs 4:18 (HCSB)
1 Solomon’s proverbs: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son, heartache to his
2 Ill-gotten gains do not profit anyone, but righteousness rescues from death.
3 The Lord will not let the righteous go hungry, but He denies the wicked what they crave.
4 Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring riches.
5 The son who gathers during summer is prudent; the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.
6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
7 The remembrance of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
8 A wise heart accepts commands, but foolish lips will be destroyed.
9 The one who lives with integrity lives securely, but whoever perverts his ways will be found
10 A sly wink of the eye causes grief, and foolish lips will be destroyed.
11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
Proverbs 10:1-11 (HCSB)
12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
17 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.
18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
22 The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Proverbs 10:12-22 (KJV)
23 As shameful conduct is pleasure for a fool, so wisdom is for a man of understanding.
24 What the wicked dreads will come to him, but what the righteous desire will be given to them.
25 When the whirlwind passes, the wicked are no more, but the righteous are secure forever.
26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so the slacker is to the one who sends him on an errand.
27 The fear of the Lord prolongs life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
28 The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectation of the wicked comes to nothing.
29 The way of the Lord is a stronghold for the honorable, but destruction awaits the malicious.
30 The righteous will never be shaken, but the wicked will not remain on the earth.
31 The mouth of the righteous produces wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is appropriate, but the mouth of the wicked, only what is perverse.
Proverbs 10:23-32 (HCSB)
14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
Revelation 1:14-15 (KJV)