52 Week Bible Reading Plan
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- Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it Than a house full of feasting with strife.
- A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, And will share in the inheritance among brothers.
- The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests hearts.
- An evildoer listens to wicked lips; A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
- He who mocks the poor taunts his Maker; He who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.
- Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.
- Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince.
- A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner; Wherever he turns, he prospers.
- He who conceals a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.
- A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.
- A rebellious man seeks only evil, So a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
- Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs, Rather than a fool in his folly.
- He who returns evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house.
- The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.
- He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
- Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?
- A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.
- A man lacking in sense pledges And becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor.
- He who loves transgression loves strife; He who raises his door seeks destruction.
- He who has a crooked mind finds no good, And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.
- He who sires a fool does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy.
- A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
- A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom To pervert the ways of justice.
- Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
- A foolish son is a grief to his father And bitterness to her who bore him.
- It is also not good to fine the righteous, Nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.
- He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
- Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent. 18
Scripture taken from the New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © The Lockman Foundation 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995. Used by permission.
- He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom.
- A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.
- When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn.
- The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
- To show partiality to the wicked is not good, Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.
- A fool's lips bring strife, And his mouth calls for blows.
- A fool's mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
- The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.
- He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys.
- The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.
- A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.
- Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.
- He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him.
- The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it?
- The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
- A man's gift makes room for him And brings him before great men.
- The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him.
- The cast lot puts an end to strife And decides between the mighty ones.
- A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.
- With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.
- Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
- He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.
- The poor man utters supplications, But the rich man answers roughly.
- A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. 19
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