16 A gracious woman retaineth honour: And strong men retain riches.
17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: But he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: But to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
19 As righteousness tendeth to life: So he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
20 They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: But such as are upright in their way are his delight.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Proverbs 11:16–20.
1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: But the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: But he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: But the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: But much increase is by the strength of the ox.
5 A faithful witness will not lie: But a false witness will utter lies.
6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: But knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: But the folly of fools is deceit.
9 Fools make a mock at sin: But among the righteous there is favour.
10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: But the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: And a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
15 The simple believeth every word: But the prudent man looketh well to his going.
16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: But the fool rageth, and is confident.
17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: And a man of wicked devices is hated.
18 The simple inherit folly: But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: But the rich hath many friends.
21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: But he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
22 Do they not err that devise evil? But mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
23 In all labour there is profit: But the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
24 The crown of the wise is their riches: But the foolishness of fools is folly.
25 A true witness delivereth souls: But a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: And his children shall have a place of refuge.
27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
28 In the multitude of people is the king’s honour: But in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: But he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: But envy the rottenness of the bones.
31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: But he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: But the righteous hath hope in his death.
33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: But that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: But sin is a reproach to any people.
35 The king’s favour is toward a wise servant: But his wrath is against him that causeth shame.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Proverbs 14:1–35.
14 For if you forgive people their wrongdoing, your heavenly Father will forgive you as well.
15 But if you don’t forgive people, your Father will not forgive your wrongdoing.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Matthew 6:14–15.
32 Now concerning that day or hour no one knows — neither the angels in heaven nor the Son — except the Father.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Mark 13:32.
27 But I say to you who listen: Love your enemies, do what is good to those who hate you,
28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
29 If anyone hits you on the cheek, offer the other also. And if anyone takes away your coat, don’t hold back your shirt either.
30 Give to everyone who asks you, and from one who takes your things, don’t ask for them back.
31 Just as you want others to do for you, do the same for them.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Luke 6:27–31.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), 1 Corinthians 13:11–13.
1 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?
2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
6 Who also hath made us able mministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), 2 Corinthians 3:1–6.