Daily Bible Reading
(ESV: Through The Bible)
king's heart is a stream of water in the
hand of the LORD;
he turns it wherever he will.
2 Every way of a man is right in his
but the LORD weighs the heart.
3 To do righteousness and justice
is more acceptable to the LORD than
4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart,
of the wicked, are sin.
5 The plans of the diligent lead
surely to abundance,
but everyone who is hasty comes only to
6 The getting of treasures by a lying
is a fleeting vapor and a snare of
7 The violence of the wicked will
sweep them away,
because they refuse to do what is just.
8 The way of the guilty is crooked,
but the conduct of the pure is upright.
9 It is better to live in a corner of
than in a house shared with a
10 The soul of the wicked desires
his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.
11 When a scoffer is punished, the
simple becomes wise;
when a wise man is instructed, he gains
12 The Righteous One observes the
house of the wicked;
he throws the wicked down to ruin.
13 Whoever closes his ear to the cry
of the poor
will himself call out and not be
14 A gift in secret averts anger,
and a concealed bribe,
15 When justice is done, it is a joy
to the righteous
but terror to evildoers.
16 One who wanders from the way of
will rest in the assembly of the dead.
17 Whoever loves pleasure will be a
he who loves wine and oil will not be
18 The wicked is a ransom for the
and the traitor for the upright.
19 It is better to live in a desert
than with a quarrelsome and fretful
20 Precious treasure and oil are in a
wise man's dwelling,
but a foolish man devours it.
21 Whoever pursues righteousness and
will find life, righteousness, and
22 A wise man scales the city of the
and brings down the stronghold in which
23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his
keeps himself out of trouble.
24 “Scoffer” is the name of the
arrogant, haughty man
who acts with arrogant pride.
25 The desire of the sluggard kills
for his hands refuse to labor.
26 All day long he craves and craves,
but the righteous gives and does not
27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an
how much more when he brings it with
28 A false witness will perish,
but the word of a man who hears will
29 A wicked man puts on a bold face,
but the upright gives thought to
30 No wisdom, no understanding, no
can avail against the LORD.
31 The horse is made ready for the day
but the victory belongs to the LORD.
good name is to be chosen rather than great
and favor is better than silver or gold.
2 The rich and the poor meet together;
the LORD is the maker of them all.
3 The prudent sees danger and hides
but the simple go on and suffer for it.
4 The reward for humility and fear of
is riches and honor and life.
5 Thorns and snares are in the way of
whoever guards his soul will keep far
6 Train up a child in the way he
even when he is old he will not depart
7 The rich rules over the poor,
and the borrower is the slave of the
8 Whoever sows injustice will reap
and the rod of his fury will fail.
9 Whoever has a bountiful
eye will be blessed,
for he shares his bread with the poor.
10 Drive out a scoffer, and strife
will go out,
and quarreling and abuse will cease.
11 He who loves purity of heart,
and whose speech is gracious, will have
the king as his friend.
12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch
but he overthrows the words of the
13 The sluggard says, “There is a lion
I shall be killed in the streets!”
14 The mouth of forbidden
women is a deep pit;
he with whom the LORD is angry will fall
15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a
but the rod of discipline drives it far
16 Whoever oppresses the poor to
increase his own wealth,
or gives to the rich, will only come to
Words of the
17 Incline your ear, and hear the
words of the wise,
and apply your heart to my knowledge,
18 for it will be pleasant if you keep
them within you,
if all of them are ready on your lips.
19 That your trust may be in the LORD,
I have made them known to you today,
even to you.
20 Have I not written for you thirty
of counsel and knowledge,
21 to make you know what is right and
that you may give a true answer to those
who sent you?
22 Do not rob the poor, because he is
or crush the afflicted at the gate,
23 for the LORD will plead their cause
and rob of life those who rob them.
24 Make no friendship with a man given
nor go with a wrathful man,
25 lest you learn his ways
and entangle yourself in a snare.
26 Be not one of those who give
who put up security for debts.
27 If you have nothing with which to
why should your bed be taken from under
28 Do not move the ancient landmark
that your fathers have set.
29 Do you see a man skillful in his
He will stand before kings;
he will not stand before obscure men.
Evening: 2 Corinthians 4 2 Corinthians 4
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The Light of
having this ministry by the mercy of God,
we do not lose heart.
we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded
ways. We refuse to practice
cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by
the open statement of the truth we would
commend ourselves to everyone's conscience
in the sight of God.
even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled
to those who are perishing.
their case the god of this world has blinded
the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them
from seeing the light of the gospel of the
glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus
Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your
for Jesus' sake.
God, who said, “Let light shine out of
darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give
the light of the knowledge of the glory of
God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Jars of Clay
we have this treasure in jars of clay, to
show that the surpassing power belongs to
God and not to us.
are afflicted in every way, but not crushed;
perplexed, but not driven to despair;
but not forsaken; struck down, but not
carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so
that the life of Jesus may also be
manifested in our bodies.
we who live are always being given over to
death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of
Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal
12 So death is at work in us, but life
we have the same spirit of faith according
to what has been written, “I believed, and
so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also
14 knowing that he who raised the Lord
Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and
bring us with you into his presence.
it is all for your sake, so that as grace
extends to more and more people it may
increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
we do not lose heart. Though our outer self
is wasting away, our inner self is being
renewed day by day.
this light momentary affliction is preparing
for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all
we look not to the things that are seen but
to the things that are unseen. For the
things that are seen are transient, but the
things that are unseen are eternal.
The Holy Bible,
English Standard Version copyright © 2001 by
Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of
Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All
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