Reading for Jul 22 (WEB)
PRO 28:14 Blessed is the man who always fears; but one who hardens his heart falls into trouble.
PRO 28:15 As a roaring lion or a charging bear, so is a wicked ruler over helpless people.
PRO 28:16 A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment. One who hates ill-gotten gain will have long days.
PRO 28:17 A man who is tormented by life blood will be a fugitive until death; no one will support him.
PRO 28:18 Whoever walks blamelessly is kept safe; but one with perverse ways will fall suddenly.
PRO 28:19 One who works his land will have an abundance of food; but one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.
PRO 28:20 A faithful man is rich with blessings; but one who is eager to be rich will not go unpunished.
PRO 28:21 To show partiality is not good; yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread.
PRO 28:22 A stingy man hurries after riches, and doesn’t know that poverty waits for him.
PRO 28:23 One who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than one who flatters with the tongue.
PRO 28:24 Whoever robs his father or his mother and says, “It’s not wrong,” is a partner with a destroyer.
PRO 28:25 One who is greedy stirs up strife; but one who trusts in Yahweh will prosper.
PRO 28:26 One who trusts in himself is a fool; but one who walks in wisdom is kept safe.
PRO 28:27 One who gives to the poor has no lack; but one who closes his eyes will have many curses.
PRO 28:28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous thrive.
PRO 29:1 He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy.
PRO 29:2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
PRO 29:3 Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father; but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
PRO 29:4 The king by justice makes the land stable, but he who takes bribes tears it down.
PRO 29:5 A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
PRO 29:6 An evil man is snared by his sin, but the righteous can sing and be glad.
PRO 29:7 The righteous care about justice for the poor. The wicked aren’t concerned about knowledge.
PRO 29:8 Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.
PRO 29:9 If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.
PRO 29:10 The bloodthirsty hate a man of integrity; and they seek the life of the upright.
PRO 29:11 A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.
PRO 29:12 If a ruler listens to lies, all of his officials are wicked.
PRO 29:13 The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: Yahweh gives sight to the eyes of both.
PRO 29:14 The king who fairly judges the poor, his throne shall be established forever.
PRO 29:15 The rod of correction gives wisdom, but a child left to himself causes shame to his mother.
PRO 29:16 When the wicked increase, sin increases; but the righteous will see their downfall.
PRO 29:17 Correct your son, and he will give you peace; yes, he will bring delight to your soul.
PRO 29:18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but one who keeps the law is blessed.
PRO 29:19 A servant can’t be corrected by words. Though he understands, yet he will not respond.
PRO 29:20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
PRO 29:21 He who pampers his servant from youth will have him become a son in the end.
PRO 29:22 An angry man stirs up strife, and a wrathful man abounds in sin.
PRO 29:23 A man’s pride brings him low, but one of lowly spirit gains honor.
PRO 29:24 Whoever is an accomplice of a thief is an enemy of his own soul. He takes an oath, but dares not testify.
PRO 29:25 The fear of man proves to be a snare, but whoever puts his trust in Yahweh is kept safe.
PRO 29:26 Many seek the ruler’s favor, but a man’s justice comes from Yahweh.
PRO 29:27 A dishonest man detests the righteous, and the upright in their ways detest the wicked.
PRO 30:1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh; the revelation: the man says to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal:
PRO 30:2 “Surely I am the most ignorant man, and don’t have a man’s understanding.
PRO 30:3 I have not learned wisdom, neither do I have the knowledge of the Holy One.
PRO 30:4 Who has ascended up into heaven, and descended? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has bound the waters in his garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name, if you know?
PRO 30:5 “Every word of God is flawless. He is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
PRO 30:6 Don’t you add to his words, lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar.
PRO 30:7 “Two things I have asked of you. Don’t deny me before I die.
PRO 30:8 Remove far from me falsehood and lies. Give me neither poverty nor riches. Feed me with the food that is needful for me,
PRO 30:9 lest I be full, deny you, and say, ‘Who is Yahweh?’ or lest I be poor, and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.
PRO 30:10 “Don’t slander a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you be held guilty.
PRO 30:11 There is a generation that curses their father, and doesn’t bless their mother.
PRO 30:12 There is a generation that is pure in their own eyes, yet are not washed from their filthiness.
PRO 30:13 There is a generation, oh how lofty are their eyes! Their eyelids are lifted up.
PRO 30:14 There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and their jaws like knives, to devour the poor from the earth, and the needy from among men.
PRO 30:15 “The leech has two daughters: ‘Give, give.’ “There are three things that are never satisfied; four that don’t say, ‘Enough:’
PRO 30:16 Sheol, the barren womb; the earth that is not satisfied with water; and the fire that doesn’t say, ‘Enough.’
PRO 30:17 “The eye that mocks at his father, and scorns obedience to his mother: the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, the young eagles shall eat it.
PRO 30:18 “There are three things which are too amazing for me, four which I don’t understand:
PRO 30:19 The way of an eagle in the air, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship in the middle of the sea, and the way of a man with a maiden.
PRO 30:20 “So is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, and says, ‘I have done nothing wrong.’
PRO 30:21 “For three things the earth trembles, and under four, it can’t bear up:
PRO 30:22 For a servant when he is king, a fool when he is filled with food,
PRO 30:23 for an unloved woman when she is married, and a servant who is heir to her mistress.
PRO 30:24 “There are four things which are little on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise:
PRO 30:25 The ants are not a strong people, yet they provide their food in the summer.
PRO 30:26 The hyraxes are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks.
PRO 30:27 The locusts have no king, yet they advance in ranks.
PRO 30:28 You can catch a lizard with your hands, yet it is in kings’ palaces.
PRO 30:29 “There are three things which are stately in their march, four which are stately in going:
PRO 30:30 The lion, which is mightiest among animals, and doesn’t turn away for any;
PRO 30:31 the greyhound; the male goat; and the king against whom there is no rising up.
PRO 30:32 “If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you have thought evil, put your hand over your mouth.
PRO 30:33 For as the churning of milk produces butter, and the wringing of the nose produces blood; so the forcing of wrath produces strife.”
PRO 31:1 The words of king Lemuel; the revelation which his mother taught him.
PRO 31:2 “Oh, my son! Oh, son of my womb! Oh, son of my vows!
PRO 31:3 Don’t give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.
PRO 31:4 It is not for kings, Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for princes to say, ‘Where is strong drink?’
PRO 31:5 lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the justice due to anyone who is afflicted.
PRO 31:6 Give strong drink to him who is ready to perish, and wine to the bitter in soul.
PRO 31:7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
PRO 31:8 Open your mouth for the mute, in the cause of all who are left desolate.
PRO 31:9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, and serve justice to the poor and needy.”
PRO 31:10 Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above rubies.