1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.
4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.
7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.
9 And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Exodus 2:1–10.
105 Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.
106 I have solemnly sworn to keep Your righteous judgments.
107 I am severely afflicted; LORD, give me life through Your word.
108 LORD, please accept my willing offerings of praise, and teach me Your judgments.
109 My life is constantly in danger, yet I do not forget Your instruction.
110 The wicked have set a trap for me, but I have not wandered from Your precepts.
111 I have Your decrees as a heritage forever; indeed, they are the joy of my heart.
112 I am resolved to obey Your statutes to the very end.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Psalm 119:105–112.
27 A lazy man doesn’t roast his game, but to a diligent man, his wealth is precious.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Proverbs 12:27.
1 One who becomes stiff-necked, after many reprimands will be shattered instantly — beyond recovery.
2 When the righteous flourish, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, people groan.
3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but one who consorts with prostitutes destroys his wealth.
4 By justice a king brings stability to a land, but a man who demands “contributions” demolishes it.
5 A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
6 An evil man is caught by sin, but the righteous one sings and rejoices.
7 The righteous person knows the rights of the poor, but the wicked one does not understand these concerns.
8 Mockers inflame a city, but the wise turn away anger.
9 If a wise man goes to court with a fool, there will be ranting and raving but no resolution.
10 Bloodthirsty men hate an honest person, but the upright care about him.
11 A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man holds it in check.
12 If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials will be wicked.
13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common: the LORD gives light to the eyes of both.
14 A king who judges the poor with fairness — his throne will be established forever.
15 A rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a youth left to himself is a disgrace to his mother.
16 When the wicked increase, rebellion increases, but the righteous will see their downfall.
17 Discipline your son, and it will bring you peace of mind and give you delight.
18 Without revelation a people run wild, but one who listens to instruction will be happy.
19 A slave cannot be disciplined by words; though he understands, he doesn’t respond.
20 Do you see a man who speaks too soon? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
21 A slave pampered from his youth will become arrogant later on.
22 An angry man stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered man increases rebellion.
23 A person’s pride will humble him, but a humble spirit will gain honor.
24 To be a thief’s partner is to hate oneself; he hears the curse but will not testify.
25 The fear of man is a snare, but the one who trusts in the LORD is protected.
26 Many seek a ruler’s favor, but a man receives justice from the LORD.
27 An unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked.
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Proverbs 29:1–27.
40 Then He said to them, “Why are you fearful? Do you still have no faith?”
41 And they were terrified and asked one another, “Who then is this? Even the wind and the sea obey Him!”
The Holy Bible: Holman Christian Standard Version. (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 2009), Mark 4:40–41.
12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Romans 12:12–13.
21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Colossians 3:21.