1 “You must not spread a false report. Do not join the wicked to be a malicious witness.
2 “You must not follow a crowd in wrongdoing. Do not testify in a lawsuit and go along with a crowd to pervert justice.
3 Do not show favoritism to a poor person in his lawsuit.
4 “If you come across your enemy’s stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him.
5 “If you see the donkey of someone who hates you lying helpless under its load, and you want to refrain from helping it, you must help with it.
6 “You must not deny justice to a poor person among you in his lawsuit.
7 Stay far away from a false accusation. Do not kill the innocent and the just, because I will not justify the guilty.
8 You must not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and corrupts the words of the righteous.
9 You must not oppress a foreign resident; you yourselves know how it feels to be a foreigner because you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Exodus 23:1–9.
12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Proverbs 8:12.
1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: But grievous words stir up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: But the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: But perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
5 A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: But he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: But in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: But the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: But the prayer of the upright is his delight.
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: But he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: And he that hateth reproof shall die.
11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: How much more then the hearts of the children of men?
12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: Neither will he go unto the wise.
13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: But the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: But he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: But the way of the righteous is made plain.
20 A wise son maketh a glad father: But a foolish man despiseth his mother.
21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: But a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: But in the multitude of counsellers they are established.
23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: And a word spoken qin due season, how good is it!
24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: But he will establish the border of the widow.
26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: But the words of the pure are pleasant words.
27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; But he that hateth gifts shall live.
28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: But the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
29 The LORD is far from the wicked: But he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: And a good report maketh the bones fat.
31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: But he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Proverbs 15:1–33.
20 “Because of your little faith,” He told them. For I assure you: If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Matthew 17:20.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), John 3:3.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
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.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), 1 Corinthians 13:8–11.
20 let him know that whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his life from death and cover a multitude of sins.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), James 5:20.