Saying . . .

Proverbs 24:1–2 (NIV)

Saying 20

24 Do not envy the wicked,

do not desire their company;

for their hearts plot violence,

and their lips talk about making trouble.

Proverbs 24:7 (NIV)

Saying 23

Wisdom is too high for fools;

in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.

Proverbs 24:10 (NIV)

Saying 25

10 If you falter in a time of trouble,

how small is your strength!

Proverbs 24:12 (NIV)

12 If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”

does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?

Does not he who guards your life know it?

Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?

Proverbs 24:17–18 (NIV)

Saying 28

17 Do not gloat when your enemy falls;

when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,

18 or the Lord will see and disapprove

and turn his wrath away from them.

Proverbs 24:19–20 (NIV)

Saying 29

19 Do not fret because of evildoers

or be envious of the wicked,

20 for the evildoer has no future hope,

and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.

Proverbs 24:26 (NIV)


26 An honest answer

is like a kiss on the lips.


Proverbs 24:28–29 (NIV)

28 Do not testify against your neighbor without cause—

would you use your lips to mislead?

29 Do not say, “I’ll do to them as they have done to me;

I’ll pay them back for what they did.”

Proverbs 24:32 (NIV)

32 I applied my heart to what I observed

and learned a lesson from what I saw:

Practical Warnings

Proverbs 6:6 (ESV)

Go to the ant, O sluggard;

consider her ways, and be wise.

Proverbs 6:12–15 (ESV)

12  A worthless person, a wicked man,

goes about with crooked speech,

13  winks with his eyes, signals with his feet,

points with his finger,

14  with perverted heart devises evil,

continually sowing discord;

15  therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly;

in a moment he will be broken beyond healing.

Proverbs 6:16–19 (ESV)

16  There are six things that the Lord hates,

seven that are an abomination to him:

       17  haughty eyes, a lying tongue,

and hands that shed innocent blood,

18  a heart that devises wicked plans,

feet that make haste to run to evil,

19  a false witness who breathes out lies,

and one who sows discord among brothers.

I Love the Lord

Psalm 116:1–2 (ESV)

I love the Lord, because he has heard

my voice and my pleas for mercy.

Because he inclined his ear to me,

therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

Psalm 116:5–6 (ESV)

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;

our God is merciful.

The Lord preserves the simple;

when I was brought low, he saved me.

Psalm 116:9 (ESV)

I will walk before the Lord

in the land of the living.

Psalm 116:10–11 (ESV)

10  I believed, even when I spoke:

“I am greatly afflicted”;

11  I said in my alarm,

“All mankind are liars.”

Psalm 116:12–14 (ESV)

12  What shall I render to the Lord

for all his benefits to me?

13  I will lift up the cup of salvation

and call on the name of the Lord,

14  I will pay my vows to the Lord

in the presence of all his people.

Psalm 116:16 (ESV)

16  O Lord, I am your servant;

I am your servant, the son of your maidservant.

You have loosed my bonds.

Psalm 108 – Selected Verses

Psalm 108:4 (ESV)

For your steadfast love is great above the heavens;

your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

Psalm 108:5–6 (ESV)

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!

Let your glory be over all the earth!

That your beloved ones may be delivered,

give salvation by your right hand and answer me!

Psalm 108:11 (ESV)

11  Have you not rejected us, O God?

You do not go out, O God, with our armies.

Psalm 108:13 (ESV)

13  With God we shall do valiantly;

it is he who will tread down our foes.

Bless the LORD, O My Soul

Psalm 103:title–5 (ESV)

103 Of David.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,

and all that is within me,

bless his holy name!

Bless the Lord, O my soul,

and forget not all his benefits,

who forgives all your iniquity,

who heals all your diseases,

who redeems your life from the pit,

who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

who satisfies you with good

so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Psalm 103:9–10 (ESV)

He will not always chide,

nor will he keep his anger forever.

10  He does not deal with us according to our sins,

nor repay us according to our iniquities.

Psalm 103:11–12 (ESV)

11  For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

12  as far as the east is from the west,

so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

Psalm 103:17–18 (ESV)

17  But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,

and his righteousness to children’s children,

18  to those who keep his covenant

and remember to do his commandments.

Psalm 103:20 (ESV)

20  Bless the Lord, O you his angels,

you mighty ones who do his word,

obeying the voice of his word!