52 Week Bible Reading Plan
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- Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.
- Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, So a curse without cause does not alight.
- A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the back of fools.
- Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Or you will also be like him.
- Answer a fool as his folly deserves, That he not be wise in his own eyes.
- He cuts off his own feet and drinks violence Who sends a message by the hand of a fool.
- Like the legs which are useless to the lame, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
- Like one who binds a stone in a sling, So is he who gives honor to a fool.
- Like a thorn which falls into the hand of a drunkard, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
- Like an archer who wounds everyone, So is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by.
- Like a dog that returns to its vomit Is a fool who repeats his folly.
- Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
- The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! A lion is in the open square!'
- As the door turns on its hinges, So does the sluggard on his bed.
- The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; He is weary of bringing it to his mouth again.
- The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can give a discreet answer.
- Like one who takes a dog by the ears Is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him.
- Like a madman who throws Firebrands, arrows and death,
- So is the man who deceives his neighbor, And says, " Was I not joking?'
- For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.
- Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.
- The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.
- Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross Are burning lips and a wicked heart.
- He who hates disguises it with his lips, But he lays up deceit in his heart.
- When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart.
- Though his hatred covers itself with guile, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly.
- He who digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him.
- A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin. 27
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.
- Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
- Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.
- A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.
- Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy?
- Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed.
- Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
- A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.
- Like a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.
- Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.
- Do not forsake your own friend or your father's friend, And do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity; Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far away.
- Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me.
- A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.
- Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge.
- He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be reckoned a curse to him.
- A constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike;
- He who would restrain her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.
- Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.
- He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, And he who cares for his master will be honored.
- As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man.
- Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.
- The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And each is tested by the praise accorded him.
- Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
- Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;
- For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations.
- When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,
- The lambs will be for your clothing, And the goats will bring the price of a field,
- And there will be goats' milk enough for your food, For the food of your household, And sustenance for your maidens. 28
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