Category Archives: Proverbs

Old men will dream dreams

Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. … Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father.

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Young men, let them praise the name of the LORD

Encourage the young men to be self-controlled … The glory of young men is their strength … (but) even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their … Continue reading

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I desire to do your will, my God

I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. … Desire without knowledge is not good—how much more will … Continue reading

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He is puffed up; his desires are not upright

The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires. … Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things … Continue reading

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The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse

For forty years I was angry with that generation; I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.” So I declared on oath in my anger, “They shall never enter my rest.”

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Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God

Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.

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A heart at peace gives life to the body

Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning. … My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king.

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One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper

Before a downfall the heart is haughty. … Each heart knows its own bitterness. … Even in laughter the heart may ache, and rejoicing may end in grief. … The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not … Continue reading

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The Lord does not look at the things human beings look at

People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart … he knows our hearts, for he alone knows every human heart.

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Do not go about spreading slander

Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy mountain? Those … who speak the truth from their hearts; who have no slander on their tongues … Whoever does these things will never be shaken.

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