Children and Parents(A)

Children, (B)obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. (C)“Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

And (D)you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but (E)bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

Read full chapter

The Wiles of a Harlot

My son, keep my words,
And (A)treasure my commands within you.
(B)Keep my commands and live,
(C)And my law as the apple of your eye.
(D)Bind them on your fingers;
Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Read full chapter

The Crafty Harlot

For at the window of my house
I looked through my lattice,
And saw among the simple,
I perceived among the [a]youths,
A young man (A)devoid[b] of understanding,
Passing along the street near her corner;
And he took the path to her house
(B)In the twilight, in the evening,
In the black and dark night.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 7:7 Lit. sons
  2. Proverbs 7:7 lacking

25 Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways,
Do not stray into her paths;

Read full chapter

Offerings for Building the Temple

29 Furthermore King David said to all the assembly: “My son Solomon, whom alone God has (A)chosen, is (B)young and inexperienced; and the work is great, because the [a]temple is not for man but for the Lord God. Now for the house of my God I have prepared with all my might: gold for things to be made of gold, silver for things of silver, bronze for things of bronze, iron for things of iron, wood for things of wood, (C)onyx stones, stones to be set, glistening stones of various colors, all kinds of precious stones, and marble slabs in abundance. Moreover, because I have set my affection on the house of my God, I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house, my own special treasure of gold and silver:

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 29:1 Lit. palace

because David (A)did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, and had not turned aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, (B)except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.

Read full chapter