Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Little Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 13:1-15
          A wise son heeds his father’s instruction,
                          but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things,
    but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
 He who guards his lips guards his life,
    but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
 The sluggard craves and gets nothing,
    but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
 The righteous hate what is false,
    but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
 Righteousness guards the man of integrity,
    but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing;
    another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
 A man’s riches may ransom his life,
    but a poor man hears no threat.
 The light of the righteous shines brightly,
    but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
 Pride only breeds quarrels,
    but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
 Dishonest money dwindles away,
    but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
    but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
 He who scorns instruction will pay for it,
    but he who respects a command is rewarded.
 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
    turning a man from the snares of death.
 Good understanding wins favor,
    but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge,
    but a fool exposes his folly.
 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
    but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame,
    but whoever heeds correction is honored.

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