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The Wisdom of Israel

(Category 9 of 16)

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CHAPTER 13 References

1 aIs. 28:14, 15
2 aProv. 12:14
3 aPs. 39:1;
Prov. 21:23;
[James 3:2] 4 aProv. 10:4
6 aProv. 11:3,
5, 6
7 a[Prov. 11:24;
12:9; Luke
12:20, 21] 9 aJob 18:5, 6;
21:17; Prov.
24:20
10 aProv. 10:12
11 aProv. 10:2;
20:21

13

1 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, aBut a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

2 aA man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence.
3 aHe who guards his mouth preserves his life, But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

4 aThe soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.

5 A righteous man hates lying, But a wicked man is loathsome and comes to shame.
6 aRighteousness guards him whose way is blameless, But wickedness overthrows the sinner.

7 aThere is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing; And one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches.

8 The ransom of a man’s life is his riches, But the poor does not hear rebuke.

9 The light of the righteous rejoices, aBut the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

10 By pride comes nothing but astrife, But with the well-advised is wisdom.

11 aWealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, But he who gathers by labor will increase.

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12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But awhen the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

13 He who adespises the word will be destroyed, But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
14 aThe law of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn one away from bthe snares of death.

15 Good understanding 1gains afavor, But the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16 aEvery prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool lays open his folly.

17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, But aa faithful ambassador brings health.

18 Poverty and shame will come to him who 1disdains correction, But ahe who regards a rebuke will be honored.

19 A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

20 He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.

21 aEvil pursues sinners, But to the righteous, good shall be repaid.

22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, But athe wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

23 aMuch food is in the 1fallow ground of the poor, And for lack of justice there is 2waste.

24 aHe who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him 1promptly.

25 aThe righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul, But the stomach of the wicked shall be in want.

14

1 The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.

12 aProv. 13:19
13 aNum.
15:31; 2 Chr.
36:16; Is. 5:24
14 aProv. 6:22;
10:11; 14:27
b2 Sam. 22:6
15 aPs. 111:10;
Prov. 3:4
1gives
16 aProv. 12:23
17 aProv. 25:13
18 aProv. 15:5,
31, 32 1Lit. ignores
21 aPs. 32:10;
Is. 47:11
22 aJob 27:16,
17; Prov. 28:8;
[Eccl. 2:26] 23 aProv. 12:11
1uncultivated
1Lit. what is
swept away
24 aProv. 19:18
1early
25 aPs. 34:10;
Prov. 10:3
CHAPTER 14
2 a[Rom. 2:4] 3 aProv. 12:6
4 1manger or
feed trough
5 aRev. 1:5;
3:14 bEx. 23:1;
Deut. 19:16;
Prov. 6:19;
12:17
6 aProv. 8:9;
17:24
7 aProv. 23:9
9 aProv. 10:23
1Lit. guilt
11 aJob 8:15
12 aProv. 16:25
bRom. 6:21
cProv. 12:15
13 aProv. 5:4;
Eccl. 2:1, 2
14 aProv. 1:31;
12:15 bProv.
13:2; 18:20
1Lit. from
above himself
16 aJob 28:28;
Ps. 34:14;
Prov. 22:3

PROVERBS 14:17

2 He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, aBut he who is perverse in his ways despises Him.

3 In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, aBut the lips of the wise will preserve them.

4 Where no oxen are, the 1 trough is clean; But much increase comes by the strength of an ox.

5 A afaithful witness does not lie, But a false witness will utter blies.

6 A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it, But aknowledge is easy to him who understands.
7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, When you do not perceive in him the lips of aknowledge.
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, But the folly of fools is deceit.

9 aFools mock at 1sin, But among the upright there is favor.

10 The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy.

11 aThe house of the wicked will be overthrown, But the tent of the upright will flourish.

12 aThere is a way that seems right to a man, But bits end is the way of cdeath.

13 Even in laughter the heart may sorrow, And athe end of mirth may be grief.

14 The backslider in heart will be afilled with his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied 1from babove.

15 The simple believes every word, But the prudent considers well his steps.
16 aA wise man fears and departs from evil, But a fool rages and is self-confident.
17 A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of wicked intentions is hated.

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PROVERBS 14:18

18 The simple inherit folly, But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil will bow before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

20 aThe poor man is hated even by his own neighbor, But 1the rich has many bfriends.
21 He who despises his neighbor sins; aBut he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.

22 Do they not go astray who devise evil? But mercy and truth belong to those who devise good.
23 In all labor there is profit, But 1idle chatter leads only to poverty.

24 The crown of the wise is their riches, But the foolishness of fools is folly.

25 A true witness 1delivers asouls, But a deceitful witness speaks lies.

26 In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.
27 aThe fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.

28 In a multitude of people is a king’s honor, But in the lack of people is the downfall of a prince.

29 aHe who is slow to wrath has great understanding, But he who is 1impulsive exalts folly.

30 A sound heart is life to the body, But aenvy is brottenness to the bones.

31 aHe who oppresses the poor reproaches bhis Maker, But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.

32 The wicked is banished in his wickedness, But athe righteous has a refuge in his death.

33 Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, But awhat is in the heart of fools is made known.

20 aProv. 19:7
bProv. 19:4
1Lit. many are
the lovers of
the rich
21 aPs. 112:9;
[Prov. 19:17] 23 1Lit. talk of
the lips
25 a[Ezek.
3:18–21] 1saves lives
27 aProv. 13:14
29 aProv.
16:32; 19:11;
Eccl. 7:9;
James 1:19
1Lit. short of
spirit
30 aPs. 112:10
bProv. 12:4;
Hab. 3:16
31 aProv. 17:5;
Matt. 25:40;
1 John 3:17
b[Job 31:15;
Prov. 22:2] 32 aGen. 49:18;
Job 13:15; [Ps.
16:11; 73:24];
2 Cor. 1:9; 5:8;
[2 Tim. 4:18] 33 aProv. 12:16
34 aProv. 11:11
1shame or disgrace
35 aMatt.
24:45–47
CHAPTER 15
1 aProv. 25:15
b1 Sam. 25:10
2 aProv. 12:23
3 a2 Chr. 16:9;
Job 34:21;
Prov. 5:21; Jer.
16:17; 32:19;
Zech. 4:10;
Heb. 4:13
4 1Lit. healing
5 aProv. 10:1
bProv. 13:18
1Lit. keeps
7 1spread
8 aProv. 21:27;
Eccl. 5:1; Is.
1:11; Jer. 6:20;
Mic. 6:7
9 aProv. 21:21
10 a1 Kin. 22:8
bProv. 5:12
11 aJob 26:6;
Ps. 139:8
b1 Sam. 16:7;
2 Chr. 6:30;
Ps. 44:21; Acts
1:24 1Or Sheol
2Heb. Abaddon
12 aProv. 13:1;
Amos 5:10;
2 Tim. 4:3
13 aProv. 12:25
bProv. 17:22
1face

34 Righteousness exalts a anation, But sin is a 1reproach to any people.

35 aThe king’s favor is toward a wise servant, But his wrath is against him who causes shame.

15

1 A asoft answer turns away wrath, But ba harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, aBut the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.

3 aThe eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good.

4 A 1wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

5 aA fool despises his father’s instruction, bBut he who 1receives correction is prudent.

6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, But in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.

7 The lips of the wise 1disperse knowledge, But the heart of the fool does not do so.

8 aThe sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But He loves him who afollows righteousness.

10 aHarsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way, And bhe who hates correction will die.

11 aHell1 and 2Destruction are before the LORD; So how much more bthe hearts of the sons of men.

12 aA scoffer does not love one who corrects him, Nor will he go to the wise.

13 aA merry heart makes a cheerful 1countenance, But bby sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

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14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

15 All the days of the afflicted are evil, aBut he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast.

16 aBetter is a little with the fear of the LORD, Than great treasure with trouble.
17 aBetter is a dinner of 1herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred.

18 aA wrathful man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger allays contention.

19 aThe way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, But the way of the upright is a highway.

20 aA wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.

21 aFolly is joy to him who is destitute of 1discernment, bBut a man of understanding walks uprightly.

22 aWithout counsel, plans go awry , But in the multitude of counselors they are established.

23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And aa word spoken 1in due season, how good it is!

24 aThe way of life winds upward for the wise, That he may bturn away from 1hell below.

25 aThe LORD will destroy the house of the proud, But bHe will establish the boundary of the widow.

26 aThe thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, bBut the words of the pure are pleasant.

27 aHe who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.

28 The heart of the righteous astudies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.

15 aProv. 17:22
16 aPs. 37:16;
Prov. 16:8;
Eccl. 4:6;
1 Tim. 6:6
17 aProv. 17:1
1Or vegetables
18 aProv. 26:21
19 aProv. 22:5
20 aProv. 10:1
21 aProv. 10:23
bEph. 5:15
1Lit. heart
22 aProv. 11:14
23 aProv.
25:11; Is. 50:4
1Lit. in its
time
24 aPhil. 3:20;
[Col. 3:1, 2] bProv. 14:16
1Or Sheol
25 aProv. 12:7;
Is. 2:11 bPs.
68:5, 6
26 aProv. 6:16,
18 bPs. 37:30
27 aIs. 5:8; [Jer.
17:11] 28 a1 Pet. 3:15
29 aPs. 10:1;
34:16 bPs.
145:18;
[James 5:16] 30 1Lit. fat
33 aProv. 1:7
bProv. 18:12

29 aThe LORD is far from the wicked, But bHe hears the prayer of the righteous.

30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, And a good report makes the bones 1healthy.

31 The ear that hears the rebukes of life Will abide among the wise.
32 He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding.
33 aThe fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, And bbefore honor is humility.

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PSALM 2

The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom

1 WHY ado the 1nations 2rage, And the people plot a 3vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, And the arulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His bAnointed,1 saying,
3 “Let aus break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.”

4 He who sits in the heavens ashall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision.
5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure:
6 “Yet I have 1set My King 2On My holy hill of Zion.”

7 “I will declare the 1decree: The LORD has said to Me, a‘You are My Son,

PSALM 2 References

1 aActs 4:25,
26 1Gentiles
2throng tumultuously
3worthless
or empty
2 a[Mark 3:6;
11:18]; b[John
1:41] 1Christ,
Commissioned
One,
Heb. Messiah
3 aLuke 19:14
4 aPs. 37:13
6 1Lit. installed
2Lit.
Upon Zion,
the hill of My
holiness
7 a[Heb. 1:5;
5:5] 1Or decree
of the
LORD: He
said to Me
9 aPs. 89:23;
110:5, 6; 1So
with MT, Tg.;
LXX, Syr.,
Vg. rule (cf.
Rev. 2:27)
12 a[Rev. 6:16,
17] b[Ps. 5:11;
34:22] 1LXX,
Vg. Embrace
discipline;
Tg. Receive
instruction
2LXX the
LORD

Today I have begotten You.
8 Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
9 aYou shall 1break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ ”

10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, And rejoice with trembling.
12 1Kiss the Son, lest 2He be angry, And you perish in the way, When aHis wrath is kindled but a little. bBlessed are all those who put their trust in Him.

 
 

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