He a who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck,
Will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
When the righteous are in authority, the b people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, c the people groan.
Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice,
But a companion of harlots wastes his wealth.
The king establishes the land by justice,
But he who receives bribes overthrows it.
A man who d flatters his neighbor
Spreads a net for his feet.
By transgression an evil man is snared,
But the righteous sings and rejoices.
The righteous e considers the cause of the poor,
But the wicked does not understand such knowledge.
Scoffers f set a city aflame,
But wise men turn away wrath.
If a wise man contends with a foolish man,
g Whether the fool rages or laughs, there is no peace.
h The bloodthirsty hate the blameless,
But the upright seek his well-being.
A fool vents all his i feelings,
But a wise man holds them back.
If a ruler pays attention to lies,
All his servants become wicked.
The poor man and the oppressor have this in common:
j The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.
The king who judges the k poor with truth,
His throne will be established forever.
The rod and rebuke give l wisdom,
But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases;
But the righteous will see their m fall.
Correct your son, and he will give you rest;
Yes, he will give delight to your soul.
n Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;
But o happy is he who keeps the law.
A servant will not be corrected by mere words;
For though he understands, he will not respond.
Do you see a man hasty in his words?
p There is more hope for a fool than for him.
He who pampers his servant from childhood
Will have him as a son in the end.
q An angry man stirs up strife,
And a furious man abounds in transgression.
r A man's pride will bring him low,
But the humble in spirit will retain honor.
Whoever is a partner with a thief hates his own life;
s He swears to tell the truth, but reveals nothing.
t The fear of man brings a snare,
But whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.
u Many seek the ruler's favor,
But justice for man comes from the LORD.
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous,
And he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.
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2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy.
Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly; Suddenly he shall be broken without remedy.
So Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, with a great crown of gold and a garment of fine linen and purple; and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad.
When the righteous rejoice, there is great glory; But when the wicked arise, men hide themselves.
And in every province where the king's command and decree arrived, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.
A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it, And a flattering mouth works ruin.
I was a father to the poor, And I searched out the case that I did not know.
Blessed is he who considers the poor; The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy.
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
"and saying: 'We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We mourned to you, And you did not lament.'
Genesis 4:5 - 8
But He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
1 John 3:12
Not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother's righteous.
Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, But what is in the heart of fools is made known.
That you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy, And will break in pieces the oppressor.
But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.
Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him.
Wait on the LORD, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
The righteous God wisely considers the house of the wicked, Overthrowing the wicked for their wickedness.
1 Samuel 3:1
Now the boy Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation.
We do not see our signs; There is no longer any prophet; Nor is there any among us who knows how long.
Behold, the days are coming," says the Lord GOD, "That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of hearing the words of the LORD.
They shall wander from sea to sea, And from north to east; They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the LORD, But shall not find it.
Now therefore, listen to me, my children, For blessed are those who keep my ways.
If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
As charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.
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Before destruction the heart of a man is haught...
For all those things My hand has made, And all ...
The king spoke, saying, "Is not this great Baby...
And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and...
"For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, an...
"I tell you, this man went down to his house ju...
Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck hi...
James 4:6 - 10
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "Go...
1 Peter 5:5
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1 Peter 5:6
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty ha...
If a person sins in hearing the utterance of an oath, and is a witness, whether he has seen or known of the matter - if he does not tell it, he bears guilt.
Therefore it will happen, when the Egyptians see you, that they will say, 'This is his wife'; and they will kill me, but they will let you live.
Now Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue.
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
Save, LORD! May the King answer us when we call.