Daily Bible Reading
(ESV: Through The Bible)
wise son hears his father's instruction,
but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
From the fruit of his mouth a man eats what is
but the desire of the treacherous is for
Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets
while the soul of the diligent is richly
The righteous hates falsehood,
but the wicked brings shame
Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless,
but sin overthrows the wicked.
One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing;
another pretends to be poor, yet has great
The ransom of a man's life is his wealth,
but a poor man hears no threat.
The light of the righteous rejoices,
but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
By insolence comes nothing but strife,
but with those who take advice is wisdom.
Wealth gained hastily
but whoever gathers little by little will
Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
Whoever despises the word brings destruction on
but he who reveres the commandment will be
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
that one may turn away from the snares of
Good sense wins favor,
but the way of the treacherous is their ruin.
In everything the prudent acts with knowledge,
but a fool flaunts his folly.
A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
but a faithful envoy brings healing.
Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores
but whoever heeds reproof is honored.
A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
but to turn away from evil is an abomination
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
but the righteous are rewarded with good.
A good man leaves an inheritance to his
but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the
The fallow ground of the poor would yield much
but it is swept away through injustice.
Whoever spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves him is diligent to discipline
The righteous has enough to satisfy his
but the belly of the wicked suffers want.
wisest of women builds her house,
but folly with her own hands tears it down.
Whoever walks in uprightness fears the
but he who is devious in his ways despises
By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back,
but the lips of the wise will preserve them.
Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean,
but abundant crops come by the strength of the
A faithful witness does not lie,
but a false witness breathes out lies.
A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain,
but knowledge is easy for a man of
Leave the presence of a fool,
for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,
but the folly of fools is deceiving.
Fools mock at the guilt offering,
but the upright enjoy acceptance.
The heart knows its own bitterness,
and no stranger shares its joy.
The house of the wicked will be destroyed,
but the tent of the upright will flourish.
There is a way that seems right to a man,
but its end is the way to death.
Even in laughter the heart may ache,
and the end of joy may be grief.
The backslider in heart will be filled with the
fruit of his ways,
and a good man will be filled with the fruit
of his ways.
The simple believes everything,
but the prudent gives thought to his steps.
One who is wise is cautious
and turns away from evil,
but a fool is reckless and careless.
A man of quick temper acts foolishly,
and a man of evil devices is hated.
The simple inherit folly,
but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
The evil bow down before the good,
the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
The poor is disliked even by his neighbor,
but the rich has many friends.
Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner,
but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
Do they not go astray who devise evil?
Those who devise good meet
steadfast love and faithfulness.
In all toil there is profit,
but mere talk tends only to poverty.
The crown of the wise is their wealth,
but the folly of fools brings folly.
A truthful witness saves lives,
but one who breathes out lies is deceitful.
In the fear of the Lord
one has strong confidence,
and his children will have a refuge.
The fear of the Lord
is a fountain of life,
that one may turn away from the snares of
In a multitude of people is the glory of a king,
but without people a prince is ruined.
Whoever is slow to anger has great
but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
heart gives life to the flesh,
makes the bones rot.
Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker,
but he who is generous to the needy honors
The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing,
but the righteous finds refuge in his death.
Wisdom rests in the heart of a man of
but it makes itself known even in the midst of
Righteousness exalts a nation,
but sin is a reproach to any people.
A servant who deals wisely has the king's favor,
but his wrath falls on one who acts
1 Corinthians 16
The Collection for
the collection for the saints: as I directed the
churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. On the
first day of every week, each of you is to put
something aside and store it up, as he may
prosper, so that there will be no collecting when
I come. And when I arrive, I will send those whom
you accredit by letter to carry your gift to
Jerusalem. If it seems advisable that I should go
also, they will accompany me.
Plans for Travel
I will visit you
after passing through Macedonia, for I intend to
pass through Macedonia, and perhaps I will stay
with you or even spend the winter, so that you may
help me on my journey, wherever I go. For I do not
want to see you now just in passing. I hope to
spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. But
I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, for a wide
door for effective work has opened to me, and
there are many adversaries.
When Timothy comes,
see that you put him at ease among you, for he is
doing the work of the Lord, as I am. So let no one
despise him. Help him on his way in peace, that he
may return to me, for I am expecting him with the
Now concerning our
brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to visit you
with the other brothers, but it was not at all his
to come now. He will come when he has opportunity.
Be watchful, stand
firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let
all that you do be done in love.
Now I urge you,
know that the household
of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia,
and that they have devoted themselves to the
service of the saints— be subject to such as
these, and to every fellow worker and laborer. I
rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus
and Achaicus, because they have made up for your
absence, for they refreshed my spirit as well as
yours. Give recognition to such men.
The churches of Asia
send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together
with the church in their house, send you hearty
greetings in the Lord. All the brothers send you
greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
I, Paul, write this
greeting with my own hand. If anyone has no love
for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come!
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love
be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright
© 2001 by
Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good
News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights
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