Bible in a Year - Daily Reading Program
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Proverbs - Chapter 16
32[He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
33The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof [is] of the LORD.
Proverbs - Chapter 17
1Better [is] a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices [with] strife.
2A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
3The fining pot [is] for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.
4A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; [and] a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
5Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: [and] he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
6Children's children [are] the crown of old men; and the glory of children [are] their fathers.
7Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
8A gift [is as] a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
9He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth [very] friends.
10A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
11An evil [man] seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
12Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
13Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
14The beginning of strife [is as] when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
15He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD.
16Wherefore [is there] a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing [he hath] no heart [to it]?
17A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
18A man void of understanding striketh hands, [and] becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
19He loveth transgression that loveth strife: [and] he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
20He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
21He that begetteth a fool [doeth it] to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
22A merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
23A wicked [man] taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
24Wisdom [is] before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool [are] in the ends of the earth.
25A foolish son [is] a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
26Also to punish the just [is] not good, [nor] to strike princes for equity.
27He that hath knowledge spareth his words: [and] a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
28Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: [and] he that shutteth his lips [is esteemed] a man of understanding.
Proverbs - Chapter 18
1Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh [and] intermeddleth with all wisdom.
2A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
3When the wicked cometh, [then] cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
4The words of a man's mouth [are as] deep waters, [and] the wellspring of wisdom [as] a flowing brook.
5[It is] not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
6A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
7A fool's mouth [is] his destruction, and his lips [are] the snare of his soul.
8The words of a talebearer [are] as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
9He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
10The name of the LORD [is] a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
11The rich man's wealth [is] his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
12Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour [is] humility.
13He that answereth a matter before he heareth [it], it [is] folly and shame unto him.
14The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
15The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
16A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
17[He that is] first in his own cause [seemeth] just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
18The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
19A brother offended [is harder to be won] than a strong city: and [their] contentions [are] like the bars of a castle.
20A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; [and] with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
21Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
22[Whoso] findeth a wife findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
23The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
24A man [that hath] friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend [that] sticketh closer than a brother.
Proverbs - Chapter 19
1Better [is] the poor that walketh in his integrity, than [he that is] perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
2Also, [that] the soul [be] without knowledge, [it is] not good; and he that hasteth with [his] feet sinneth.
3The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
4Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
5A false witness shall not be unpunished, and [he that] speaketh lies shall not escape.
6Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man [is] a friend to him that giveth gifts.
7All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth [them with] words, [yet] they [are] wanting [to him].
8He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
9A false witness shall not be unpunished, and [he that] speaketh lies shall perish.
10Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
11The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and [it is] his glory to pass over a transgression.
12The king's wrath [is] as the roaring of a lion; but his favour [is] as dew upon the grass.
13A foolish son [is] the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife [are] a continual dropping.
14House and riches [are] the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife [is] from the LORD.
15Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
16He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; [but] he that despiseth his ways shall die.
17He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
18Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
19A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver [him], yet thou must do it again.
20Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
21[There are] many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
22The desire of a man [is] his kindness: and a poor man [is] better than a liar.
23The fear of the LORD [tendeth] to life: and [he that hath it] shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
24A slothful [man] hideth his hand in [his] bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
25Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, [and] he will understand knowledge.
26He that wasteth [his] father, [and] chaseth away [his] mother, [is] a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
27Cease, my son, to hear the instruction [that causeth] to err from the words of knowledge.
28An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
29Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
Proverbs - Chapter 20
1Wine [is] a mocker, strong drink [is] raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
2The fear of a king [is] as the roaring of a lion: [whoso] provoketh him to anger sinneth [against] his own soul.
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