Daily Bible Reading
(ESV: Through The Bible)
Proverbs of Solomon
25:1 These also are proverbs of
Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king
of Judah copied.
It is the
glory of God to conceal things,
but the glory of kings is to search
As the heavens for height, and the
earth for depth,
so the heart of kings is
Take away the dross from the silver,
and the smith has material for a
take away the wicked from the presence
of the king,
and his throne will be established
Do not put yourself forward in the
or stand in the place of the great,
for it is better to be told, “Come up
than to be put lower in the presence
of a noble.
eyes have seen
do not hastily bring into court,
what will you do in the end,
when your neighbor puts you to
Argue your case with your neighbor
and do not reveal another's secret,
lest he who hears you bring shame upon
and your ill repute have no end.
is like apples of gold in a setting
Like a gold ring or an ornament of
is a wise reprover to a listening
Like the cold of snow in the time of
is a faithful messenger to those who
he refreshes the soul of his
Like clouds and wind without rain
is a man who boasts of a gift he
does not give.
patience a ruler may be persuaded,
and a soft tongue will break a bone.
If you have found honey, eat only
enough for you,
lest you have your fill of it and
Let your foot be seldom in your
lest he have his fill of you and
A man who bears false witness against
is like a war club, or a sword, or a
Trusting in a treacherous man in time
is like a bad tooth or a foot that
Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart
is like one who takes off a garment
on a cold day,
and like vinegar on soda.
If your enemy is hungry, give him
bread to eat,
and if he is thirsty, give him water
for you will heap burning coals on his
Lord will reward you.
The north wind brings forth rain,
and a backbiting tongue, angry
It is better to live in a corner of
than in a house shared with a
Like cold water to a thirsty soul,
so is good news from a far country.
Like a muddied spring or a polluted
is a righteous man who gives way
before the wicked.
It is not good to eat much honey,
nor is it glorious to seek one's own
A man without self-control
is like a city broken into and left
26:1 Like snow in summer or
rain in harvest,
so honor is not fitting for a fool.
Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a
swallow in its flying,
a curse that is causeless does not
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the
and a rod for the back of fools.
Answer not a fool according to his
lest you be like him yourself.
Answer a fool according to his folly,
lest he be wise in his own eyes.
Whoever sends a message by the hand of
cuts off his own feet and drinks
Like a lame man's legs, which hang
is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Like one who binds the stone in the
is one who gives honor to a fool.
Like a thorn that goes up into the
hand of a drunkard
is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Like an archer who wounds everyone
is one who hires a passing fool or
Like a dog that returns to his vomit
is a fool who repeats his folly.
Do you see a man who is wise in his
There is more hope for a fool than
The sluggard says, “There is a lion in
There is a lion in the streets!”
As a door turns on its hinges,
so does a sluggard on his bed.
The sluggard buries his hand in the
it wears him out to bring it back to
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes
than seven men who can answer
Whoever meddles in a quarrel not his
is like one who takes a passing dog
by the ears.
Like a madman who throws firebrands,
arrows, and death
is the man who deceives his neighbor
and says, “I am only joking!”
For lack of wood the fire goes out,
and where there is no whisperer,
As charcoal to hot embers and wood to
so is a quarrelsome man for kindling
The words of a whisperer are like
they go down into the inner parts of
Like the glaze
covering an earthen vessel
are fervent lips with an evil heart.
Whoever hates disguises himself with
and harbors deceit in his heart;
when he speaks graciously, believe him
for there are seven abominations in
though his hatred be covered with
his wickedness will be exposed in
Whoever digs a pit will fall into it,
and a stone will come back on him
who starts it rolling.
A lying tongue hates its victims,
and a flattering mouth works ruin.
27:1 Do not boast about
for you do not know what a day may
Let another praise you, and not your
a stranger, and not your own lips.
A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty,
but a fool's provocation is heavier
Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming,
but who can stand before jealousy?
Better is open rebuke
than hidden love.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
One who is full loathes honey,
but to one who is hungry everything
bitter is sweet.
Like a bird that strays from its nest
is a man who strays from his home.
Oil and perfume make the heart glad,
and the sweetness of a friend comes
from his earnest counsel.
Do not forsake your friend and your
and do not go to your brother's
house in the day of your calamity.
Better is a neighbor who is near
than a brother who is far away.
Be wise, my son, and make my heart
that I may answer him who reproaches
The prudent sees danger and hides
but the simple go on and suffer for
Take a man's garment when he has put
up security for a stranger,
and hold it in pledge when he puts
up security for an adulteress.
Whoever blesses his neighbor with a
rising early in the morning,
will be counted as cursing.
A continual dripping on a rainy day
and a quarrelsome wife are alike;
to restrain her is to restrain the
or to grasp
oil in one's right hand.
Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another.
Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its
and he who guards his master will be
As in water face reflects face,
so the heart of man reflects the
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied,
and never satisfied are the eyes of
The crucible is for silver, and the
furnace is for gold,
and a man is tested by his praise.
Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle
along with crushed grain,
yet his folly will not depart from
the condition of your flocks,
and give attention to your herds,
for riches do not last forever;
and does a crown endure to all
When the grass is gone and the new
and the vegetation of the mountains
the lambs will provide your clothing,
and the goats the price of a field.
There will be enough goats' milk for
for the food of your household
and maintenance for your girls.
Corinthians 6 (Listen)
6:1 Working together with him,
then, we appeal to you not to receive
the grace of God in vain. For he says,
favorable time I listened to you,
and in a day of salvation I have
is the favorable time; behold, now is
the day of salvation. We put no obstacle
in anyone's way, so that no fault may be
found with our ministry, but as servants
of God we commend ourselves in every
way: by great endurance, in afflictions,
hardships, calamities, beatings,
imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless
nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge,
patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit,
genuine love; by truthful speech, and
the power of God; with the weapons of
righteousness for the right hand and for
the left; through honor and dishonor,
through slander and praise. We are
treated as impostors, and yet are true;
as unknown, and yet well known; as
dying, and behold, we live; as punished,
and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet
always rejoicing; as poor, yet making
many rich; as having nothing, yet
spoken freely to you,
Corinthians; our heart is wide open. You
are not restricted by us, but you are
restricted in your own affections. In
return (I speak as to children) widen
your hearts also.
of the Living God
Do not be
unequally yoked with unbelievers. For
what partnership has righteousness with
lawlessness? Or what fellowship has
light with darkness? What accord has
Christ with Belial?
Or what portion does a believer share
with an unbeliever? What agreement has
the temple of God with idols? For we are
the temple of the living God; as God
make my dwelling among them and walk
and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
Therefore go out from their midst,
and be separate from them, says the
and touch no unclean thing;
then I will welcome you,
and I will be a father to you,
and you shall be sons and daughters
says the Lord Almighty.”
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