3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Psalm 3:3–4.
5 The thoughts of the righteous are just, but guidance from the wicked leads to deceit.
6 The words of the wicked are a deadly ambush, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
7 The wicked are overthrown and perish, but the house of the righteous will stand.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Proverbs 12:5–7.
1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever he will.
2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: But the LORD pondereth the hearts.
3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
7 The robbery of the wicked shall sdestroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.
8 The way of man is froward and strange: But as for the pure, his work is right.
9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: His neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: And when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
12 The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: But God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.
13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger: And a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: But destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
16 The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
17 He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: He that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
22 A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.
23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
25 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
26 He coveteth greedily all the day long: But the righteous giveth and spareth not.
27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: How much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?
28 A false witness shall perish: But the man that heareth speaketh constantly.
29 A wicked man hardeneth his face: But as for the upright, he directeth his way.
30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.
31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: But safety is of the LORD.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Proverbs 21:1–31.
4 And the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will please the LORD as in days of old and years gone by.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Malachi 3:4.
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), 2 Corinthians 4:16–18.
12 Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has actually resulted in the advance of the gospel,
13 so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard, and to everyone else, that my imprisonment is in the cause of Christ.
14 Most of the brothers in the Lord have gained confidence from my imprisonment and dare even more to speak the message fearlessly.
15 To be sure, some preach Christ out of envy and strife, but others out of good will.
16 These do so out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;
17 the others proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely, seeking to cause me anxiety in my imprisonment.
18 What does it matter? Just that in every way, whether out of false motives or true, Christ is proclaimed. And in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice
19 because I know this will lead to my deliverance through your prayers and help from the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Philippians 1:12–19.