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2 When pride comes, disgrace follows,
but with humility comes wisdom.(C)
4 Wealth is not profitable on a day of wrath,
but righteousness rescues from death.(F)
5 The righteousness of the blameless clears his path,
but the wicked person will fall because of his wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright rescues them,
but the treacherous are trapped by their own desires.(G)
8 The righteous one is rescued from trouble;
in his place, the wicked one goes in.(I)
9 With his mouth the ungodly destroys his neighbor,
but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.
10 When the righteous thrive, a city rejoices,(J)
and when the wicked die, there is joyful shouting.
12 Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks sense,
but a man with understanding keeps silent.(M)
13 A gossip goes around revealing a secret,
but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence.(N)
14 Without guidance, people fall,
but with many counselors there is deliverance.(O)
15 If someone puts up security for a stranger,
he will suffer for it,(P)
but the one who hates such agreements is protected.
16 A gracious woman gains honor,
but violent[c] men gain only riches.
18 The wicked man earns an empty wage,
but the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.(S)
20 Those with twisted minds are detestable to the Lord,
but those with blameless conduct are His delight.(V)
22 A beautiful woman who rejects good sense
is like a gold ring in a pig’s snout.(X)
31 If the righteous will be repaid on earth,
how much more the wicked and sinful.(AN)
12 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but one who hates correction is stupid.(AO)
3 Man cannot be made secure by wickedness,
but the root of the righteous is immovable.(AR)
5 The thoughts of the righteous are just,
but guidance from the wicked leads to deceit.
8 A man is praised for his insight,
but a twisted mind is despised.
9 Better to be dishonored, yet have a servant,
than to act important but have no food.(AY)
10 A righteous man cares about his animal’s health,(AZ)
but even the merciful acts of the wicked are cruel.
12 The wicked desire what evil men have,[g]
but the root of the righteous produces fruit.
15 A fool’s way is right in his own eyes,(BG)
but whoever listens to counsel is wise.
16 A fool’s displeasure is known at once,
but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.(BH)
17 Whoever speaks the truth declares what is right,
but a false witness, deceit.(BI)
19 Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue, only a moment.(BL)
20 Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,
but those who promote peace have joy.(BM)
21 No disaster overcomes the righteous,(BN)
but the wicked are full of misery.
23 A shrewd person conceals knowledge,
but a foolish heart publicizes stupidity.(BQ)
24 The diligent hand will rule,
but laziness will lead to forced labor.(BR)
25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down,
but a good word cheers it up.(BS)
13 A wise son responds to his father’s discipline,
but a mocker doesn’t listen to rebuke.
4 The slacker craves, yet has nothing,
but the diligent is fully satisfied.(CB)
5 The righteous hate lying,
but the wicked act disgustingly and disgracefully.
8 Riches are a ransom for a man’s life,(CF)
but a poor man hears no threat.
10 Arrogance leads to nothing but strife,(CI)
but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.
12 Delayed hope makes the heart sick,
but fulfilled desire is a tree of life.(CL)
16 Every sensible person acts knowledgeably,
but a fool displays his stupidity.(CR)
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
but a trustworthy courier brings healing.(CS)
18 Poverty and disgrace come to those
who ignore discipline,
but the one who accepts correction will be honored.(CT)
19 Desire fulfilled is sweet to the taste,
but to turn from evil(CU)
is an abomination to fools.
20 The one who walks with the wise will become wise,
but a companion of fools will suffer harm.
21 Disaster pursues sinners,
but good rewards the righteous.(CV)
23 The uncultivated field of the poor yields abundant food,
but without justice, it is swept away.
25 A righteous man eats until he is satisfied,
but the stomach of the wicked is empty.(CZ)
- Proverbs 11:7 LXX reads hope of the ungodly
- Proverbs 11:7 Or strength
- Proverbs 11:16 Or ruthless
- Proverbs 11:21 Lit Hand to hand
- Proverbs 11:30 LXX, Syr; MT reads but a wise one
- Proverbs 12:4 Or A wife of quality, or A wife of good character
- Proverbs 12:12 Or desire a stronghold of evil
- Proverbs 12:26 Or man guides his neighbor
- Proverbs 12:28 Or righteousness, and in its path there is no death
- Proverbs 13:6 Lit guards integrity of way
- Proverbs 13:11 Lit whoever gathers upon [his] hand
- Proverbs 13:15 LXX, Syr, Tg read treacherous will perish
- Proverbs 13:22 Or inheritance: his
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God’s Glory, Man’s Dignity
For the choir director: on the Gittith.(A) A Davidic psalm.
1 Yahweh, our Lord,
how magnificent is Your name throughout the earth!(B)
You have covered the heavens with Your majesty.[a](C)
2 Because of Your adversaries,
You have established a stronghold[b]
from the mouths of children and nursing infants(D)
to silence the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I observe Your heavens,
the work of Your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which You set in place,(E)
4 what is man that You remember him,
the son of man that You look after him?(F)
5 You made him little less than God[c][d]
and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You made him lord over the works of Your hands;
You put everything under his feet:[e](G)
7 all the sheep and oxen,
as well as the animals in the wild,
8 the birds of the sky,
and the fish of the sea
that pass through the currents of the seas.(H)
9 Yahweh, our Lord,
how magnificent is Your name throughout the earth!
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A Christian’s Duties to the State
13 Everyone must submit to the governing authorities,(A) for there is no authority except from God,(B) and those that exist are instituted by God. 2 So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God’s command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror(C) to good conduct, but to bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have its approval. 4 For government is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For government is God’s servant, an avenger(D) that brings wrath on the one who does wrong. 5 Therefore, you must submit, not only because of wrath, but also because of your conscience.(E) 6 And for this reason you pay taxes, since the authorities are God’s public servants, continually attending to these tasks.[a] 7 Pay your obligations(F) to everyone: taxes to those you owe taxes,(G) tolls to those you owe tolls, respect to those you owe respect,(H) and honor to those you owe honor.
Love, Our Primary Duty
10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law.
Put On Christ
11 Besides this, knowing the time, it is already the hour(L) for you[f] to wake up from sleep,(M) for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.(N) 12 The night is nearly over, and the daylight is near,(O) so let us discard the deeds of darkness(P) and put on the armor of light.(Q) 13 Let us walk with decency,(R) as in the daylight: not in carousing and drunkenness;(S) not in sexual impurity and promiscuity; not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ,(T) and make no plans to satisfy the fleshly desires.(U)