Daily Bible Reading
(ESV: Through The Bible)
Proverbs 28-29 (Listen)
28:1 The wicked flee when no
but the righteous are bold as a
When a land transgresses, it has
but with a man of understanding
its stability will long continue.
A poor man who oppresses the poor
is a beating rain that leaves no
Those who forsake the law praise the
but those who keep the law strive
Evil men do not understand justice,
but those who seek the
understand it completely.
Better is a poor man who walks in
than a rich man who is crooked in
The one who keeps the law is a son
but a companion of gluttons shames
Whoever multiplies his wealth by
interest and profit
gathers it for him who is generous
to the poor.
If one turns away his ear from
hearing the law,
even his prayer is an abomination.
Whoever misleads the upright into an
will fall into his own pit,
but the blameless will have a
A rich man is wise in his own eyes,
but a poor man who has
understanding will find him out.
When the righteous triumph, there is
but when the wicked rise, people
Whoever conceals his transgressions
will not prosper,
but he who confesses and forsakes
them will obtain mercy.
Blessed is the one who fears the
but whoever hardens his heart will
fall into calamity.
Like a roaring lion or a charging
is a wicked ruler over a poor
A ruler who lacks understanding is a
but he who hates unjust gain will
prolong his days.
If one is burdened with the blood of
he will be a fugitive until death;
let no one help him.
Whoever walks in integrity will be
but he who is crooked in his ways
will suddenly fall.
Whoever works his land will have
plenty of bread,
but he who follows worthless
pursuits will have plenty of
A faithful man will abound with
but whoever hastens to be rich
will not go unpunished.
To show partiality is not good,
but for a piece of bread a man
will do wrong.
A stingy man
hastens after wealth
and does not know that poverty
will come upon him.
Whoever rebukes a man will afterward
find more favor
than he who flatters with his
Whoever robs his father or his
and says, “That is no
is a companion to a man who
A greedy man stirs up strife,
but the one who trusts in the
will be enriched.
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a
but he who walks in wisdom will be
Whoever gives to the poor will not
but he who hides his eyes will get
many a curse.
When the wicked rise, people hide
but when they perish, the
29:1 He who is often
reproved, yet stiffens his neck,
will suddenly be broken beyond
When the righteous increase, the
but when the wicked rule, the
He who loves wisdom makes his father
but a companion of prostitutes
squanders his wealth.
By justice a king builds up the
but he who exacts gifts
tears it down.
A man who flatters his neighbor
spreads a net for his feet.
An evil man is ensnared in his
but a righteous man sings and
A righteous man knows the rights of
a wicked man does not understand
Scoffers set a city aflame,
but the wise turn away wrath.
If a wise man has an argument with a
the fool only rages and laughs,
and there is no quiet.
Bloodthirsty men hate one who is
and seek the life of the upright.
A fool gives full vent to his
but a wise man quietly holds it
If a ruler listens to falsehood,
all his officials will be wicked.
The poor man and the oppressor meet
gives light to the eyes of both.
If a king faithfully judges the
his throne will be established
The rod and reproof give wisdom,
but a child left to himself brings
shame to his mother.
When the wicked increase,
but the righteous will look upon
Discipline your son, and he will
give you rest;
he will give delight to your
Where there is no prophetic vision
the people cast off restraint,
but blessed is he who keeps the
By mere words a servant is not
for though he understands, he will
Do you see a man who is hasty in his
There is more hope for a fool than
Whoever pampers his servant from
will in the end find him his heir.
A man of wrath stirs up strife,
and one given to anger causes much
One's pride will bring him low,
but he who is lowly in spirit will
The partner of a thief hates his own
he hears the curse, but discloses
The fear of man lays a snare,
but whoever trusts in the
Many seek the face of a ruler,
but it is from the
that a man gets justice.
An unjust man is an abomination to
but one whose way is straight is
an abomination to the wicked.
Corinthians 7 (Listen)
7:1 Since we have these
promises, beloved, let us cleanse
ourselves from every defilement of
and spirit, bringing holiness to
completion in the fear of God.
in your hearts
for us. We have wronged no one, we
have corrupted no one, we have taken
advantage of no one. I do not say this
to condemn you, for I said before that
you are in our hearts, to die together
and to live together. I am acting with
great boldness toward you; I have
great pride in you; I am filled with
comfort. In all our affliction, I am
overflowing with joy.
when we came into Macedonia, our
bodies had no rest, but we were
afflicted at every turn—fighting
without and fear within. But God, who
comforts the downcast, comforted us by
the coming of Titus, and not only by
his coming but also by the comfort
with which he was comforted by you, as
he told us of your longing, your
mourning, your zeal for me, so that I
rejoiced still more. For even if I
made you grieve with my letter, I do
not regret it—though I did regret it,
for I see that that letter grieved
you, though only for a while. As it
is, I rejoice, not because you were
grieved, but because you were grieved
into repenting. For you felt a godly
grief, so that you suffered no loss
grief produces a repentance that leads
to salvation without regret, whereas
worldly grief produces death. For see
what earnestness this godly grief has
produced in you, but also what
eagerness to clear yourselves, what
indignation, what fear, what longing,
what zeal, what punishment! At every
point you have proved yourselves
innocent in the matter. So although I
wrote to you, it was not for the sake
of the one who did the wrong, nor for
the sake of the one who suffered the
wrong, but in order that your
earnestness for us might be revealed
to you in the sight of God. Therefore
we are comforted.
besides our own comfort, we rejoiced
still more at the joy of Titus,
because his spirit has been refreshed
by you all. For whatever boasts I made
to him about you, I was not put to
shame. But just as everything we said
to you was true, so also our boasting
before Titus has proved true. And his
affection for you is even greater, as
he remembers the obedience of you all,
how you received him with fear and
trembling. I rejoice, because I have
perfect confidence in you.
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