Proverbs 21:3 NIV
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
Psalm 137:1–7 (ESV)
By the waters of Babylon,
there we sat down and wept,
when we remembered Zion.
2 On the willows there
we hung up our lyres.
3 For there our captors
required of us songs,
and our tormentors, mirth, saying,
“Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
4 How shall we sing the Lord’s song
in a foreign land?
5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget its skill!
6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem
above my highest joy!
7 Remember, O Lord, against the Edomites
the day of Jerusalem,
how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare,
down to its foundations!”
Psalms 136:1 (ESV)
1Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Psalm 136:26 (ESV)
26 Give thanks to the God of heaven,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Proverbs 15:3 (ESV)
3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
keeping watch on the evil and the good.
Proverbs 14 (ESV)
1 The wisest of women builds her house,
but folly with her own hands tears it down.
Proverbs 14:3 (ESV)
3 By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back,
but the lips of the wise will preserve them.
Proverbs 14:6 (ESV)
6 A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain,
but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
Proverbs 14:17 (ESV)
17 A man of quick temper acts foolishly,
and a man of evil devices is hated.
Proverbs 14:21 (ESV)
21 Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner,
but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
Proverbs 14:23 (ESV)
23 In all toil there is profit,
but mere talk tends only to poverty.
Proverbs 14:27 (ESV)
27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
that one may turn away from the snares of death.
Proverbs 14:29 (ESV)
29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding,
but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
Proverbs 14:31 (ESV)
31 Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker,
but he who is generous to the needy honors him.
Proverbs 14:34 (ESV)
34 Righteousness exalts a nation,
but sin is a reproach to any people.
Proverbs 12:1 (ESV)
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but he who hates reproof is stupid.
Proverbs 12:2 (ESV)
2 A good man obtains favor from the Lord,
but a man of evil devices he condemns.
Proverbs 12:4 (ESV)
4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
Proverbs 12:6 (ESV)
6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
but the mouth of the upright delivers them.
Proverbs 12:11 (ESV)
11 Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,
but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.
Proverbs 12:15 (ESV)
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
but a wise man listens to advice.
Proverbs 12:16 (ESV)
16 The vexation of a fool is known at once,
but the prudent ignores an insult.
Proverbs 12:19 (ESV)
19 Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Proverbs 12:22 (ESV)
22 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord,
but those who act faithfully are his delight.
Proverbs 12:23 (ESV)
23 A prudent man conceals knowledge,
but the heart of fools proclaims folly.
Proverbs 12:25 (ESV)
25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down,
but a good word makes him glad.
Psalm 132:1–5 (ESV)
1 Remember, O Lord, in David’s favor,
all the hardships he endured,
2 how he swore to the Lord
and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,
3 “I will not enter my house
or get into my bed,
4 I will not give sleep to my eyes
or slumber to my eyelids,
5 until I find a place for the Lord,
a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
Psalm 132:12 (ESV)
12 If your sons keep my covenant
and my testimonies that I shall teach them,
their sons also forever
shall sit on your throne.”
Psalm 132:13–15 (ESV)
13 For the Lord has chosen Zion;
he has desired it for his dwelling place:
14 “This is my resting place forever;
here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
15 I will abundantly bless her provisions;
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
Psalm 132:18 (ESV)
18 His enemies I will clothe with shame,
but on him his crown will shine.”