Proverbs 27:1 – Selected Verses

Proverbs 27 (NIV)

27 Do not boast about tomorrow,

for you do not know what a day may bring.

Proverbs 27:2 (NIV)

Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth;

an outsider, and not your own lips.

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Proverbs 26 – Selected Verses

Proverbs 26:2 (NIV)

Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow,

an undeserved curse does not come to rest.

Proverbs 26:4 (NIV)

Do not answer a fool according to his folly,

or you yourself will be just like him.

Proverbs 26:6 (NIV)

Sending a message by the hands of a fool

is like cutting off one’s feet or drinking poison.

Proverbs 26:11 (NIV)

11 As a dog returns to its vomit,

so fools repeat their folly.

Proverbs 26:18–19 (NIV)

18 Like a maniac shooting

flaming arrows of death

19 is one who deceives their neighbor

and says, “I was only joking!”

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:

PROVERBS 16 Selected Verses

Proverbs 16:1 (ESV)

The plans of the heart belong to man,

but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

Proverbs 16:2 (ESV)

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,

but the Lord weighs the spirit.

Proverbs 16:3 (ESV)

Commit your work to the Lord,

and your plans will be established.

Proverbs 16:4 (ESV)

The Lord has made everything for its purpose,

even the wicked for the day of trouble.

Proverbs 16:5-8 (ESV)

Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord;

be assured, he will not go unpunished.

By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,

and by the fear of the Lord one turns away from evil.

When a man’s ways please the Lord,

he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Better is a little with righteousness

than great revenues with injustice.

Proverbs 16:19 (ESV)

19  It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor

than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Proverbs 16:22 (ESV)

22  Good sense is a fountain of life to him who has it,

but the instruction of fools is folly.

Proverbs 16:28 (ESV)

28  A dishonest man spreads strife,

and a whisperer separates close friends.

Proverbs 16:32 (ESV)

32  Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty,

and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

Proverbs 14

Proverbs 14 (ESV)

1 The wisest of women builds her house,

but folly with her own hands tears it down.

Proverbs 14:3 (ESV)

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)

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.

 

The LORD Has Chosen Zion

Psalm 132:1–5 (ESV)

Remember, O Lord, in David’s favor,

all the hardships he endured,

how he swore to the Lord

and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,

“I will not enter my house

or get into my bed,

I will not give sleep to my eyes

or slumber to my eyelids,

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.”

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.