Category Archives: Proverbs

We have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way

For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. … Continue reading

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The righteous choose their friends carefully

Do not envy the violent or choose any of their ways … Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company. … But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve … … Continue reading

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Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap (Jesus) in his words

They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by others, … Continue reading

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A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare

Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.

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Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you

Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you … Continue reading

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The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them

Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf. … Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil. … Better a little with righteousness than much gain with … Continue reading

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The rich are wise in their own eyes

Like cages full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful and have grown fat and sleek.Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not seek justice. They do not promote the case of … Continue reading

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Wicked deceivers … trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches

If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, “You are my security,” if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained, then these also would be sins to be judged, … Continue reading

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Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left

So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. … The Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their … Continue reading

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By grace you have been saved, through faith—it is the gift of God

That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. … Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and … Continue reading

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