Proverbs 21 01-31 ABV – Leadership
The king’s heart is like rivers of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes.
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, yet the Lord ponder the hearts.
To do right and justice is desired by the Lord more than sacrifice.
Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, is sin.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, yet everyone who is hasty comes surely to lack.
The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeing vanity, and a pursuit of death.
The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, because they refuse to act with justice.
The way of a guilty man is crooked, yet as for the pure, his conduct is upright.
It is better to live in a corner of a roof than in a house shared with a nagging woman.
The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.
When the mocker is punished, the simple becomes wise; yet when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
The righteous one considers the house of the wicked, and sees the wicked overthrown to ruin.
He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be answered.
A gift in secret soothes anger, and a covert bribe, soothes strong wrath.
It is joy for the righteous to do justice, yet is terror to the workers of iniquity.
A man who wanders from the way of understanding will rest in the assembly of the dead.
He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not become rich.
The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor is in the place of the upright.
It is better to live in wilderness than with a nagging and angry woman.
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, yet a foolish man spend it up.
He who pursues righteousness and kindness finds life, righteousness and honor.
A wise man conquer a city of the mighty and brings down the strenght in which they trust.
He who guards his mouth and his tongue, keeps his soul from troubles.
The proud and haughty is named scoffer, and acts with excessive pride.
The desire of the lazy puts him to death, for his hands refuse to work;
all day long he is craving, while the righteous gives and does not hold back.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, how much more when he brings it with evil intent!
A false witness will perish, yet the man who listens to the truth will speak constantly.
A wicked man puts on a bold face, yet the upright, he makes his way sure.
There is no wisdom and no understanding and no counsel against the Lord.
The horse is prepared for the day of battle, yet victory belongs to the Lord.
Proverbs 20 01-30 ABV – Mocking
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and whoever is deceived by it is not wise.
The fear of a king is like the roaring of a lion; he who provokes him to anger sins against his own life.
It is an honor for a man to keep away from strife, yet any fool will quarrel.
The sluggard does not plow during the planting season, so he begs during the harvest and has nothing.
Counsel in the heart of a man is like deep water, yet a man of understanding draws it out.
Many proclaim their loyalty, yet who can find a trustworthy man?
A righteous man who walks in his integrity; blessed are his sons after him.
A king who sits on the throne of justice dissipate all evil with his eyes.
Who can say, I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin?
Differing weights and varying measures, both of them are abominable to the Lord.
Even a child is known by his deeds whether his conduct will be pure and right.
The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made both of them.
Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.
Bad, bad, says the buyer, yet when he goes his way, then he boasts.
There is gold, and a multitude of jewels; yet the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.
Take his garment for he has put up security for a stranger; and hold him in pledge for foreigners.
Bread of deceit is sweet to a man, yet afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
Prepare plans by counsel, and make war by wise guidance.
He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, therefore do not associate with a gossip.
Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp will go out in time of darkness.
An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning, will not be blessed in the end.
Do not say, I will repay evil; wait for the Lord, and He will save you.
Differing weights are an abomination to the Lord, and a false scale is not good.
Man’s steps are by the Lord, so how can a man understand his way?
It is a trap for a man to say rashly, it is holy; and after the vows to consider it.
A wise king scatters the wicked, and drives the wheel over them.
The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the innermost parts of his being.
Loyalty and truth preserve the king, and he upholds his throne by mercy.
The glory of young men is their strength, and the honor of old men is their gray hair.
Stripes that wound cleanse away evil, and strokes the innermost parts.
Proverbs 19 01-29 ABV – Wealth
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.
Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps sins.
The foolishness of man ruins his way, then his heart rages against the Lord.
Wealth adds many friends, yet a poor man is separated from his friend.
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who tells lies will not escape.
Many will seek the favor of a generous man, and every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.
All the brothers of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends abandon him! He pursues them with words, yet they are gone.
He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who keeps skilfulness will find good.
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who tells lies will perish.
Luxury is not fitting for a fool; much less for a slave to rule over princes.
A man’s discretion makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression.
The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion, yet his favor is like dew on the grass.
A foolish son is destruction to his father, and the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.
House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers, yet a prudent wife is from the Lord.
Laziness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle man will suffer hunger.
He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, yet he who disregards his ways will die.
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for his kindness.
Discipline your son while there is hope, and do not desire his death.
A man of great anger will bear the penalty, for if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.
Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise the rest of your days.
Many plans are in a man’s heart, yet the counsel of the Lord will stand.
What is desirable in a man is his kindness, and it is better to be a poor man than a liar.
The fear of the Lord leads to life, so that one may sleep satisfied, unvisited by evil.
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, yet will not even bring it back to his mouth.
Strike a scoffer and the naive may become shrewd, and reprove one who has understanding and he will gain knowledge.
He who assaults his father and drives his mother away is a shameful and disgraceful son.
Cease listening to discipline, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
A worthless witness mocks justice, and the mouth of the wicked swallows iniquity.
Judgments are prepared for mockers, and blows for the back of fools.