• And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: (Genesis 1:26)
• So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Genesis 1:27)
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7)
And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Genesis 1:31)
• And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it (Genesis 2:15)
• And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou latest thereof thou shalt surely die. (Genesis 2:16-17)
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. (Genesis 2:18)
Note: Two are better than one ... for if they fall, one will lift up the other. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; (Genesis 2:21)
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. (Genesis 2:22)
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken our of Man. (Genesis 2:23)
- And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdued it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:28)
For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man Neither was the man created for the woman, but the woman for the man. (1 Corinthians 11:8-9)
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (Genesis 2:24)
Note: Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh what therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (Matthew 19:6)
And they were both naked the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. (Genesis 2:25)
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. (Genesis 6:5-6)Note Noah’s ark: But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. (Genesis 6:8-9) And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. (Genesis 6:13-14) And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more of man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. Or, though (Genesis 8:21)
The Story of Adam & Eve / The Curse
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said, unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? (Genesis 3:1) And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree this is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman,j Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was pleasant to the eyes , and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where are thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, what is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
*And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. Or, subject to thy husband
* And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living . That is, living Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of E’-den Cher’-u-bims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. (Genesis 3:1-24)
Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. (Job 14:1)
Note: Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; Or, inquiry (Job 5:6)
Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Or labour (Job 5:7)
Note the curse: And the LORD God said unto the serpent *And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. (Genesis 3:14-15)
What his man, that thou are mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thous madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O LORD, our LORD, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! (Psalm 8:4-9)
Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker? Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly: (Job 4:17-18)
For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. (Ecclesiastes 7:20)
Note: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:23)
My son, Keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother. (Proverbs 6:20) For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: (Proverbs 6:23) Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (Matthew 7:14) To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. (Act 26:18)
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:3)
- For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men the man Christ Jesus; (1 Timothy 2:5)
- No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24)
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any
likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: (Exodus 20:4)
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. (Exodus 20:7)
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. (Exodus 20:8)
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. (Exodus 20:12)
Thou shalt not kill. (Exodus 20:13)
Thou shalt not commit adultery. (Exodus 20:14)
Thou shalt not steal. (Exodus 20:15)
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. (Exodus 20:16)
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. (Exodus 20:17)
- Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: (1Timothy 1:5)
Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God. (Leviticus 19:3)
Note: Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old. (Proverbs 23:22)Note
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. Or, perfected (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Note: The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. (Proverbs 14:27)
Note: The feat of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. (Proverbs 8:13)
Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved. (1Corinthians 10:33)
- And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment (Mark 12:30) & (Deuteronomy 6:5)
- And the second is like, namely this, Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. (Mark 12:31)
- And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
- And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk to them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou liest down, and when thou rises up.
- And thou shalt binds them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write time upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. (Deuteronomy 6:5-9)
Note: Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying (Proverbs 19:18)
* For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
The Spirit of Life
Note: For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit islife because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (Romans 8:3-13)
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
- Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. (Matthew 3:17)
Note: He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. (Matthew 10:37)
Note: If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? (1 John 4:20)
Note: And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)
* Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, Yet will I not forget thee.
Note: When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up. (Psalm 27:10)
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. (1 Corinthians 11:3)
There hath no temptation taken hold of you but such as is common to man. But God is faithful; He will not suffer you to be tempted beyond that which ye are able to bear, but with the temptation will also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Note: Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; (Romans 12:12)
* The Three Temptations of Jesus
Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward and hundred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
But he answered and said, it is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at anytime thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the LORD thy God. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheath him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All theses things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the LORD thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. (Matthew 4:1-11)
The wicked flee when no man pursuit: but the righteous are bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1) Note: Thou believes that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. (James 2:19)
- Note: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4)
- And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever. Amen (Matthew 6:13)
- Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. ( Matthew 26:41)
- And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28)
- My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. ( James 1:2-4)
And the LORD said, my spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his day shall be an hundred and twenty years. (Genesis 6:3)
Note: For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. (Galatians 5:17)
The Struggle Against Sin
- For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
- For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
- If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
- Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
- For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.(Romans 7:14-)
- For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
- Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
- I find then a law, that, when i would do good, evil is present with me.
- For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
* But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bring me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
- O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? Or, this body of death
I thank God through Jesus Christ our LORD. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. (Romans 7:14-25)
* Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Or, ordered (Romans 13:1-2)
* The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. (Proverbs 10:27)
For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings. (Proverbs 5:21) Note: The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. (Proverbs 15:3)
• There is an evil which I have seen under that sun, and it is common among men: ( Ecclesiastes 6:1) I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit. (Ecclesiastes 1:14)
Note: This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead. (Ecclesiastes 9:3)
- Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
- Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
- But ye have not so learned Christ;
- If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
- That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
- And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
- And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
- Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
- Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
- Neither give place to the devil.
- Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
- Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
- And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
- Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
- And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied. (Proverbs 27:20)
Note: A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. (Proverbs 14:30)
Note: Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. (Proverbs 19:21)
Note: Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellers of peace is joy.(Proverbs 12:20)
Note: He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. (Proverbs 28:26)
Note: Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellor there is safety (Proverbs 11:14)
The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity. (Psalm 94:11)
Note: The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death. (Proverbs 12:6)
A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger earth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease. (Ecclesiastes 6:2)
Note: He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor. (Proverbs 14:31)
- Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
- God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God. Or strength (Psalm 62:10-11)
Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit. That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may be contend with him that is mightier than he. (Ecclesiastes 6:9-10)
There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity. (Ecclesiastes 8:14)
* And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity.
Note: Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. (Ecclesiastes 8:11)
Note: Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: (Ecclesiastes 8:12)
- There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.
- But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.
- As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand. (Ecclesiastes 5:13-15)
He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that liveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity. (Ecclesiastes 5:10)
Note: For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:10)
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. (Mark 10:25) Note: Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! (Mark 10:24)
Note: And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them. And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions. (Mark 10:13-22)
Note: And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. (Mark 10:27)
The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty. (Proverbs 10:15)
Note: The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.
Note: Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth. (Ecclesiastes 11:2)
New International Version: Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. (Romans 12:16)
The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar. (Proverbs 19:22)
Note: A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. (Ecclesiastes 7:1)
- Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive. (Ecclesiastes 4:2)
- There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. (Job 3:17)
- It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for the end of all men; and the living will lay to his heart. (Ecclesiastes 7:2)
- Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. (Ecclesiastes 7:3)
- The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. (Ecclesiastes 7:4)
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.(Romans 12:16)
- Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. (Romans 12:15)
- Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. (Proverbs 27:1)
A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.(Proverbs 19:24) Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.(Proverbs 20:13) - Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. (PROVERBS 19:15) - The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. (PROVERBS 20:4) - The craving of the sluggard will kill him because his hands refuse to work. (Proverbs 21:25)
- He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. (PROVERBS 19:17)
- The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all. (Proverbs 22:2)
- Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. (PROVERBS 17:3)
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (Proverbs 16:25)
Note: Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness (Proverbs 14:13)
Note: He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. (Isaiah 53:7)
An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and his lips there is as a burning fire. (Proverb 16:27)
Note: He made a pit, and digged it and is fallen into the ditch which he made. (Psalm 7:15)
• Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things. (Proverbs 28:5)
Note: Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. (1 Peter 3:9)
Note: Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. (Romans 12:14)
Note: Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools (Ecclesiastes 7:9)
An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. (Proverbs 17:11)
A froward man soweth strife and a whisperer separateth chief friends. (Proverb 16:28)
Note: He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. (Proverbs 17:20)
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace. (Proverbs 11:12)
A violent man enticeth his neighbor, an leadeth him into the way that is not good. He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass. (Proverbs 16:29-30)
The word’s of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. (Proverbs 18:4)
Note: A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. (Proverb 18:7)
Note: It is a sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom. (Proverbs 10:23)
A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. (Proverb 18:20)
Note: Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. (Proverb 18:21)
-There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. (Proverbs 12:18)
Note: My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. (Psalm 57:4)
-The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. (Psalm 55:21)
It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. (Proverbs 25:28)
A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for is thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again. (Proverbs 19:19)
Note: A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both. (Proverbs 27:3)
• A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. (James 1:8)
Note: Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. (Matthew 15:14)
The simple believeth every word but the prudent man looketh well to his going. (Proverbs 14:15)
Note: Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: (Matthew 7:13)
- Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
- Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
- Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
- A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. (Matthew 7:15-18)
Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint. (Proverbs 25:19)
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly that he ought to think; but to thing soberly according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. (Romans 12-3)
1. A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. (Proverbs 6:12) A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue. (PROVERBS 17:4)
2. He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
3. Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
4. Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
-These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
5. A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
6. An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
7. A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. (Proverbs 6:12-19)
But these things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. (Matthew 15:18)
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. (James 3:8) Note: For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. (Jame 2:26)
Note: If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. (James 2:15-17)
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! (Proverbs 15:23)
Note: A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Note: A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge. (Proverbs 19:27)
Note: For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own car ftiness. And again The LORD knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours (1 Corinthians 3:19-21
- He disappointed the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
- He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
- They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night. Or, run into (Job 5:12-14)
- A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness. (Job 10:22)
• For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. (Proverbs 6:34) Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy? Or, jealousy; (Proverbs 27:4)
- Open rebuke is better than secret love. (Proverbs 27:5)
• Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. (Romans 12:17)
- Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. (Romans 12:14)
- Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. (James 4:11)
* Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. (Matthew 5:38-39)
Note: Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. (1 Peter 3:9)
Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face. (Psalm 5:8)
- For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue.(Psalm 5:9)
- They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. (Psalm 62:4)
- Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit, the poison of asps is under their lips. (Romans 3:13)
- Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
- Their feet are swift to shed blood:
- Destruction and misery are in their ways:
- And the way of peace have they not known:
- There is no fear of God before their eyes. (Romans 3:14-18
* Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:43-44)
Note: If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. (Romans 12:18)
* Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. (Romans 12:19) Note: That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, (Luke 1:74)
- That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; (Luke 1:71)
-Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
-Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:20-21)
* Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. (Psalm 34:14)
• Behold, happy is the man who God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: ( Job 5:17)
• For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit. (Ecclesiastes 2:26)
• If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (James 1:5)
Note: But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. (James 1:6-7)
• Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. (Proverbs 19:21)
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. (Psalm 117:8)
Note: Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. Or salvation (Psalm 146:3)
A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend. (Proverbs 17:18)
Note: He liveth transgression that liveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction. He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. He that begetteth a fool doth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy. A merry heart doth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drouth the bones. Or to a medicine A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment (Proverb 17:19-23)
A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. (Proverb 17:23)
Note: It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. (Proverbs 18:5)
Note: The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. (Proverbs 5:19)
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. (Proverbs 22:24-25)
Note: He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure. (Proverbs 11:15)
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him. (Proverbs 17:25)
Note: He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
Note: Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from is neighbour Proverbs 19:4
Note: many will intreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts Proverbs 19:62
Hear thou, my son, and be wise; and guide thine heart in the way. Be not among wine bobbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. (Proverbs 23:19-21)
Note: Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgement of any of the afflicted.
- And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; (Proverbs 5:18)
-Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
-Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
-Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. (Proverbs 31:5-8)
Note: Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. (Proverbs 20:1)
Note: It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. (Romans 14:21)
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not eat. (1 Corinthians 5:11)
A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24) Note: A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. (Proverbs 17:17)
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)
My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. (Proverb 23:15)
Note: Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long. (Proverbs 23:17)
My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. (Proverbs 6:20-21)
- When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou steepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
- For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproof of instruction are the way of life: Or candle
- To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
- Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. (Proverbs 6:22-25)
For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought a a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? (Proverbs 6:26-27)
Note: to keep you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the stranger. (Proverbs 6:24)
- For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: (Proverbs 5:3-5)
- For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead… (Proverbs 2:18-19)
- until an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare--not knowing it will cost him his life. (Proverbs 7:23)
- The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is cursed by the LORD will fall into it. (Proverbs 22:14)
My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways. For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. She also liveth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men. Or, as a robber (Proverbs 23:26-28)
Note: And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her. (Ecclesiastes 7:26)
If a man also lie with mankind, as he liveth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. (Leviticus 20:13)
Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18) Note: But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. (1 Corinthians 7:9)
- Now the spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
- Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
- Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
- For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. (1Timothy 4:1-5) Note: And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shell ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you. (Leviticus 11:7-8) And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: (Leviticus 11:10)
• But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. (1 Timothy 6:11)
Note: Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD. (Proverb 19:3)
Note: For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. (Matthew 15:19)
- Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot sake; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies and your tongue hath muttered perverseness. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. (Isaiah 59: 1-4)
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1Corinthians 13:11) That we henceforth be not more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; (Ephesians 4:14) - Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity. Or, anger
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Let all your things be done with charity. (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)
- Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
- Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
- Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
- Humble yourselves in the sight of the LORD, and he shall lift you up. (James 4:7-10)
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. It is good for a man that he wear the yoke of his youth. He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. (Lamentations 3:26-28) Note: The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
- I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. (Proverbs 8:17)
- Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away: (Job 11:16)
- God promises to make something good out of the storms that bring devastation to your life. (Romans 8:28)
- Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun: (Ecclesiastes 11:7)
Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek strength because of the enemy. (Nahum 3:11)
I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted. (Psalm 88:15)
Note: For a small moment have I forsaken thee, but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer. (Isaiah 54:7-8)
Note: O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colors, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. And I will make thy windows of a gates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones. All all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children. (Isaiah 54;11-13)
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12)
Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgement.
- Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity. Or, anger (Ecclesiastes 11:9-10)
* Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun: (Ecclesiastes 11:7)
• But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all: yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity. (Ecclesiastes 11:8)
- Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; (Ecclesiastes 12:1)
- Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers: (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:) (Job 8:8-9)
• The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head. (Proverbs 20:29)
• Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility. (Proverb 18:12)
• The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. (Proverbs 18:14-15)
Note: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. (Matthew 7:8)
Note: And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: For I am the LORD that health thee.
• Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. (Proverbs 12:25)
Note: And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: o whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation. (2 Corinthians 1:6-7) Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. (2 Corinthians 1:4) It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: (2 Timothy 2:11)
For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. (I Peter 2:19-20)
Note: For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: (1 Peter 2:21-25)
-Who did not sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
-Who when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
-Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
-For ye were as sheep going astray; but now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
-For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing than for evil doing. (1Peter 3:17)
• Surely, oppression maketh a wise man mad; and gift destroyeth the heart. (Ecclesiastes 7:7)
- Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
- Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. (Ecclesiastes 7:8-9)
• The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
- For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. (Habakkuk 2:3)
-And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. (Romans 13:11)
- Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. (Psalm 27:14)
• A reproof entirety more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. (Proverbs 17:10)
Note: Correction is grievous unto him that forsakes the way: and he that hates reproof shall die. (Proverbs 15:10)
Note: Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. (Proverbs 19:20)
Note: LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments. (Psalms 119:166)
Note: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they will mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
Note: Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; (Hebrews 5:8-9)
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; but the LORD pondereth the hearts. (Proverbs 21:2)
Note: For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars. Or, strongly to hold with them (2 Chronicles 16:9)
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighted the spirits. (Proverbs 16:2)
Note: A merry heart taketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. (Proverb 15:13)
• A wise son heart his father’s instruction: but a scorner hearth not rebuke. (Proverbs 13:1)
Note: He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. (Proverbs 13:20)
- For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being King. (1 Samuel 15:23)
• A wise man will hear, and will increase learning, and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels. (Proverbs 1:5)
Note: We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. (Romans 15:1)
Note: Let everyone of us please his neighbour for his good to edification (Romans 15:2)
Note: Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. ( Proverbs 8:14)
- And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
- The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant. (Psalm 25:14)
- And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. (Genesis 17:2)
- The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. Or, shall be beaten (Proverbs 10:8)
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools. (Ecclesiastes 7:5)
Note: For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity. (Ecclesiastes 7:6)
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. (Proverb 9:9)
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. (Proverbs 16:1)
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. (James 1:19-20)
A wise man’s eye are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all. (Ecclesiastes 2:14) - (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. (Romans 11:8) - Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.
Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house. (Ezekiel 12:2)
• A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident. (Proverbs 14-16)
Note: Pride goeth before destruction and an haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18)
Note: The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. (Proverbs 15:24)bg
A wise man thinks ahead; a fool doesn’t, and even brags about it. (Proverbs 13:16)
Note: A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. (Proverbs 18:2)
• A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. (Proverbs 12:23)
Note: The heart of the prudent gotten knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge (Proverbs 18:15)
- Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. (Proverbs 8:33)
- Counsel is mine and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. (Proverbs 8:14)
The merciful man doth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh. (Proverbs 11:17)
Note: Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. (Romans 12:15)
• A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)
Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city. (Ecclesiastes 7:19) Note: Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: - For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others. - All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me. - I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness: (Ecclesiastes 7:21-35
When a man’s ways please the LORD, he taketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. (Proverbs 16:7)
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. (Psalm 127:5
For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey: (Proverbs 7:19)
- One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (1 Timothy 3:4)
Note: But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. (1 Timothy 5:8)
Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. (Proverbs 17:6)
If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say that an untimely birth is better than he. (Ecclesiastes 6:3)
Note: For he cometh in with vanity, and departeth in darkness, and his name shall be covered with darkness. Moreover he hath not seen the sun, nor known any thing: this hath more rest than the other. Yea, though he live a thousand years twice told, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place? All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled. (Ecclesiastes 6:4-7)
• A just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him. (Proverbs 20:7)
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. (Proverbs 13:22)
• A gracious woman retaineth honor: and strong men retain riches. (Proverbs 11:16)
Note: Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Note: For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it. (Ecclesiastes 7:12)
- A feast is made for laughter, and wine taketh merry: but money answereth all things. (Ecclesiastes 10:19)
Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. (Romans 13:8)
• My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my Commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. (Proverbs 7:1-2)
Note: For I know the plans I have for you ... plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! (Proverbs 15:23)
• Blessed is the man whom thou chasteness, O LORD, and teaches him out of thy law; (Psalm 94:12)
Note: Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
• Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. (Psalms 1:1)
- But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
- And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he
doeth shall prosper. (Psalms 1:2-3)
• Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope in the LORD is. For he shall be as as tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. (Jeremiah 17:7-8)
Note: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; andthey shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
Praise ye the LORD, Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. (Psalms 112:1)
Note: The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. (Proverbs 14:27)
- Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. (Psalms 119:165)
- My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law. (Psalm 119:109)
• The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. (Psalms 37:23)
• Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. (Proverbs 3:13)
• For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (Matthew 6:14)
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God liveth a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
- And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (2 Corinthians 9:8)
- But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. (Matthew 6:3-4)
• And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
- For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. (Ecclesiastes 1:18)
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. (Ecclesiastes 12:13)
- For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:14)
- Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. (1 Corinthians 4:5)
- Judge not, that ye be not judged. (Matthew 7:1)
- Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of hisbrother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. (James 4:11)
- Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, (1 Peter 2:1)
- For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light. (Luke 8:17)
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; (Proverbs 2:2)
• Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. (1 Corinthians 11:4)
Note: And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
- But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when the hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret shall reward thee openly.
- But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
- Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
* After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name,
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13)
• Finally, my brethren, be strong in the LORD, and in the power of his might.
- Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
- For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
- Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
- Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
- And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
- Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
- And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (Ephesians 6:10:17)
And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,