3 And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;
4 That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.
5 And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.
6 And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.
7 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.
8 And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.
9 Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), 1 Samuel 3:3–10.
18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Psalm 34:18.
1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but one who hates correction is stupid.
2 The good person obtains favor from the LORD, but He condemns a man who schemes.
3 Man cannot be made secure by wickedness, but the root of the righteous is immovable.
4 A capable wife is her husband’s crown, but a wife who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.
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.
8 A man is praised for his insight, but a twisted mind is despised.
9 Better to be dishonored, yet have a servant, than to act important but have no food.
10 A righteous man cares about his animal’s health, but even the merciful acts of the wicked are cruel.
11 The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies lacks sense.
12 The wicked desire what evil men have, but the root of the righteous produces fruit.
13 An evil man is trapped by his rebellious speech, but a righteous one escapes from trouble.
14 A man will be satisfied with good by the words of his mouth, and the work of a man’s hands will reward him.
15 A fool’s way is right in his own eyes, but whoever listens to counsel is wise.
16 A fool’s displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.
17 Whoever speaks the truth declares what is right, but a false witness, deceit.
18 There is one who speaks rashly, like a piercing sword; but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue, only a moment.
20 Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.
21 No disaster overcomes the righteous, but the wicked are full of misery.
22 Lying lips are detestable to the LORD, but faithful people are His delight.
23 A shrewd person conceals knowledge, but a foolish heart publicizes stupidity.
24 The diligent hand will rule, but laziness will lead to forced labor.
25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a good word cheers it up.
26 A righteous man is careful in dealing with his neighbor, but the ways of the wicked lead them astray.
27 A lazy man doesn’t roast his game, but to a diligent man, his wealth is precious.
28 There is life in the path of righteousness, but another path leads to death.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Proverbs 12:1–28.
10 The heart knows its own bitterness, and no outsider shares in its joy.
11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will stand.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Proverbs 14:10–11.
22 One day He and His disciples got into a boat, and He told them, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the lake.” So they set out,
23 and as they were sailing He fell asleep. Then a fierce windstorm came down on the lake; they were being swamped and were in danger.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Luke 8:22–23.
8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), 1 Timothy 4:8–9.