1 One who isolates himself pursues selfish desires; he rebels against all sound judgment.
2 A fool does not delight in understanding, but only wants to show off his opinions.
3 When a wicked man comes, contempt also does, and along with dishonor, disgrace.
4 The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters, a flowing river, a fountain of wisdom.
5 It is not good to show partiality to the guilty by perverting the justice due the innocent.
6 A fool’s lips lead to strife, and his mouth provokes a beating.
7 A fool’s mouth is his devastation, and his lips are a trap for his life.
8 A gossip’s words are like choice food that goes down to one’s innermost being.
9 The one who is truly lazy in his work is brother to a vandal.
10 The name of Yahweh is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are protected.
11 A rich man’s wealth is his fortified city; in his imagination it is like a high wall.
12 Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.
13 The one who gives an answer before he listens—this is foolishness and disgrace for him.
14 A man’s spirit can endure sickness, but who can survive a broken spirit?
15 The mind of the discerning acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks it.
16 A gift opens doors for a man and brings him before the great.
17 The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.
18 Casting the lot ends quarrels and separates powerful opponents.
19 An offended brother is harder to reach than a fortified city, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress.
20 From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is satisfied; he is filled with the product of his lips.
21 Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
22 A man who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.
23 The poor man pleads, but the rich one answers roughly.
24 A man with many friends may be harmed, but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother.
2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; a light has dawned on those living in the land of darkness.
36 The one who believes in the Son has eternal life, but the one who refuses to believe in the Son will not see life; instead, the wrath of God remains on him.
8 Then Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders:
9 If we are being examined today about a good deed done to a disabled man—by what means he was healed
10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—whom you crucified and whom God raised from the dead—by Him this man is standing here before you healthy.
11 This Jesus is the stone rejected by you builders, which has become the cornerstone.
12 There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people, and we must be saved by it.”