Category Archives: Proverbs

Love … does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud

What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils … Continue reading

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Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple

A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones … For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. … At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all … Continue reading

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We boast in the hope of the glory of God

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts … Continue reading

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Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask … Continue reading

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Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God”

The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Even as fools walk along the road, they lack sense and show everyone how stupid they are. … (Fools) are corrupt, their deeds are … Continue reading

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Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple

The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin. … The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin. …  Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool. … Continue reading

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May God give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had

To answer before listening—that is folly and shame. … My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because our anger does not produce the righteousness that God … Continue reading

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A heart at peace gives life to the body

Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. … The Lord … blesses his people with peace. … Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. … … Continue reading

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Whoever is patient has great understanding

As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. … A person’s wisdom yields patience … and patience … Continue reading

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Rejoice in the Lord

Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise … A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. … I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while … Continue reading

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