1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Psalm 100:1-5 (KJV)
12 Apply yourself to discipline and listen to words of knowledge.
Prov 23:12 (HCSB)
1 Like snow in summer and rain at harvest, honor is inappropriate for a fool.
2 Like a flitting sparrow or a fluttering swallow, an undeserved curse goes nowhere.
3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools.
4 Don’t answer a fool according to his foolishness or you’ll be like him yourself.
5 Answer a fool according to his foolishness or he’ll become wise in his own eyes.
6 The one who sends a message by a fool’s hand cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.
7 A proverb in the mouth of a fool is like lame legs that hang limp.
8 Giving honor to a fool is like binding a stone in a sling.
9 A proverb in the mouth of a fool is like a stick with thorns, brandished by the hand of a drunkard.
10 The one who hires a fool or who hires those passing by is like an archer who wounds everyone.
11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness.
12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
13 The slacker says, “There’s a lion in the road — a lion in the public square!”
14 A door turns on its hinges, and a slacker, on his bed.
15 The slacker buries his hand in the bowl; he is too weary to bring it to his mouth.
16 In his own eyes, a slacker is wiser than seven men who can answer sensibly.
17 A person who is passing by and meddles in a quarrel that’s not his is like one who grabs a dog by the ears.
18 Like a madman who throws flaming darts and deadly arrows,
19 so is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I was only joking!”
20 Without wood, fire goes out; without a gossip, conflict dies down.
21 As charcoal for embers and wood for fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.
22 A gossip’s words are like choice food that goes down to one’s innermost being.
23 Smooth lips with an evil heart are like glaze on an earthen vessel.
24 A hateful person disguises himself with his speech and harbors deceit within.
25 When he speaks graciously, don’t believe him, for there are seven abominations in his heart.
26 Though his hatred is concealed by deception, his evil will be revealed in the assembly.
27 The one who digs a pit will fall into it, and whoever rolls a stone — it will come back on him.
28 A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.
Proverbs 26:1-28 (HCSB)
15 “Then I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ “And the Lord replied: ‘I am Jesus, the One you are persecuting.
Acts 26:15 (HCSB)
1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
1 Corinthians 2:1-5 (KJV)