Saturday, June 12, 2010

Project 4:4--Day One Hundred Forty-Two

Day One Hundred Forty-Two, Proverbs

Solicitation to evil

Prov. 28:10

He who leads the upright along an evil path
will fall into his own trap;
but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.


Violence

Prov. 3:31-32

Do not envy a violent man
or choose any of his ways,
for the Lord detests a perverse man
but takes the upright into his confidence.


Murderers

Prov. 28:17

A man tormented by the guild of murder
will be a fugitive till death;
let no one support him.


Causing others harm

Prov. 3:29-30

Do not plot harm against your neighbor,
who lives trustfully near you.
Do not accuse a man for no reason—
when he has done you no harm.


Revenge

Prov. 20:22

Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!”
Wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.


Dissension and strife

Prov. 17:1

Better a dry crust with peace and quiet
than a house full of feasting, with strife.


Meddling

Prov. 26:17

Like one who seizes a dog by the ears
is a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own.


Truthfulness

Prov. 24:26

An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.


Accurate weights

Prov. 11:1

The Lord abhors dishonest scales,
but accurate weights are his delight.


Boundary stones

Prov. 22:28

Do not move an ancient boundary stone
set up by your forefathers.


Wrongfully obtained gains

Prov. 13:11

Dishonest money dwindles away,
But he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.


Bribery

Prov. 17:8

A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it;
wherever he turns, he succeeds.


False witnesses

Prov. 14:25

A truthful witness saves lives,
But a false witness is deceitful.


Open-mindedness

Prov. 18:17

The first to present his case seems right,
till another comes forward and questions him.


Judicial justice

Prov. 21:15

When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous
but terror to evildoers.

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