2020 Challenge > Read the New Testament in a Year.
10 The proverbs of Solomon:
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
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8 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
14 The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
23 A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.
32 The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.
15 The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.
20 Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.
20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
14 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
3 A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.
16 The wise fear the Lord and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.
2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor.
23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction.[a]
24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
7 The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
13 To answer before listening— that is folly and shame.
19 Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
3 A person’s own folly