Day 1 - Proverbs 1

Proverbs 1

1:1 The proverbs of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel:


1:2 to know wisdom and instruction; to discern the words of understanding;


1:3 to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity;


1:4 to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young man:


1:5 that the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; that the man of understanding may attain to sound counsel:


1:6 to understand a proverb, and parables, the words and riddles of the wise.


1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.


1:8 My son, listen to your father's instruction, and don't forsake your mother's teaching:


1:9 for they will be a garland to grace your head, and chains around your neck.


1:10 My son, if sinners entice you, don't consent.


1:11 If they say, "Come with us, Let's lay in wait for blood; let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;


1:12 let's swallow them up alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down into the pit.


1:13 We'll find all valuable wealth. We'll fill our houses with spoil.


1:14 You shall cast your lot among us. We'll all have one purse."


1:15 My son, don't walk in the way with them. Keep your foot from their path,


1:16 for their feet run to evil. They hurry to shed blood.


1:17 For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird:


1:18 but these lay wait for their own blood. They lurk secretly for their own lives.


1:19 So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain. It takes away the life of its owners.


1:20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street. She utters her voice in the public squares.


1:21 She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words:


1:22 "How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge?


1:23 Turn at my reproof. Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you. I will make known my words to you.


1:24 Because I have called, and you have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one has paid attention;


1:25 but you have ignored all my counsel, and wanted none of my reproof;


1:26 I also will laugh at your disaster. I will mock when calamity overtakes you;


1:27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when your disaster comes on like a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come on you.


1:28 Then will they call on me, but I will not answer. They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me;


1:29 because they hated knowledge, and didn't choose the fear of the Lord.


1:30 They wanted none of my counsel. They despised all my reproof.


1:31 Therefore they will eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own schemes.


1:32 For the backsliding of the simple will kill them. The careless ease of fools will destroy them.

1:33 But whoever listens to me will dwell securely, and will be at ease, without fear of harm."

Day 2 - Proverbs 2

Proverbs 2

2:1 My son, if you will receive my words, and store up my commandments within you;


2:2 So as to turn your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;


2:3 Yes, if you call out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding;


2:4 If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures:


2:5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.


2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.


2:7 He lays up sound wisdom for the upright. He is a shield to those who walk in integrity;


2:8 that he may guard the paths of justice, and preserve the way of his saints.


2:9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.


2:10 For wisdom will enter into your heart. Knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.


2:11 Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you,


2:12 to deliver you from the way of evil, from the men who speak perverse things;


2:13 who forsake the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;


2:14 who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of evil;


2:15 who are crooked in their ways, and wayward in their paths:


2:16 To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the foreigner who flatters with her words;


2:17 who forsakes the friend of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God:


2:18 for her house leads down to death, her paths to the dead.


2:19 None who go to her return again, neither do they attain to the paths of life:


2:20 that you may walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.


2:21 For the upright will dwell in the land. The perfect will remain in it.

2:22 But the wicked will be cut off from the land. The treacherous will be rooted out of it.

Day 3 - Proverbs 3

Proverbs 3

3:1 My son, don't forget my teaching; but let your heart keep my commandments:


3:2 for length of days, and years of life, and peace, will they add to you.


3:3 Don't let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart.


3:4 So you will find favor, and good understanding in the sight of God and man.


3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and don't lean on your own understanding.


3:6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.


3:7 Don't be wise in your own eyes. Fear the Lord  and depart from evil.


3:8 It will be health to your body, and nourishment to your bones.


3:9 Honor the Lord with your substance, with the firstfruits of all your increase:


3:10 so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.


3:11 My son, don't despise the Lord’s discipline, neither be weary of his reproof:


3:12 for whom the Lord loves, he reproves; even as a father reproves the son in whom he delights.


3:13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gets understanding.


3:14 For her good profit is better than getting silver, and her return is better than fine gold.


3:15 She is more precious than rubies. None of the things you can desire are to be compared to her.


3:16 Length of days is in her right hand. In her left hand are riches and honor.


3:17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness. All her paths are peace.


3:18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her. Happy is everyone who retains her.


3:19 By wisdom God founded the earth. By understanding, he established the heavens.


3:20 By his knowledge, the depths were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.


3:21 My son, let them not depart from your eyes. Keep sound wisdom and discretion:


3:22 so they will be life to your soul, and grace for your neck.


3:23 Then you shall walk in your way securely. Your foot won't stumble.


3:24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid. Yes, you will lie down, and your sleep will be sweet.


3:25 Don't be afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it comes:


3:26 for the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being taken.


3:27 Don't withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.


3:28 Don't say to your neighbor, "Go, and come again; tomorrow I will give it to you," when you have it by you.


3:29 Don't devise evil against your neighbor, seeing he dwells securely by you.


3:30 Don't strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.


3:31 Don't envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.


3:32 For the perverse is an abomination to the Lord, but his friendship is with the upright.


3:33 The Lord’s curse is in the house of the wicked, but he blesses the habitation of the righteous.


3:34 Surely he mocks the mockers, but he gives grace to the humble.

3:35 The wise will inherit glory, but shame will be the promotion of fools.

Day 4 - Proverbs 4

Proverbs 4

4:1 Listen, sons, to a father's instruction. Pay attention and know understanding;


4:2 for I give you sound learning. Don't forsake my law.


4:3 For I was a son to my father, tender and an only child in the sight of my mother.


4:4 He taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.


4:5 Get wisdom. Get understanding. Don't forget, neither swerve from the words of my mouth.


4:6 Don't forsake her, and she will preserve you. Love her, and she will keep you.


4:7 Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding.


4:8 Esteem her, and she will exalt you. She will bring you to honor, when you embrace her.


4:9 She will give to your head a garland of grace. She will deliver a crown of splendor to you."


4:10 Listen, my son, and receive my sayings. The years of your life will be many.


4:11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom. I have led you in straight paths.


4:12 When you go, your steps will not be hampered. When you run, you will not stumble.


4:13 Take firm hold of instruction. Don't let her go. Keep her, for she is your life.


4:14 Don't enter into the path of the wicked. Don't walk in the way of evil men.


4:15 Avoid it, and don't pass by it. Turn from it, and pass on.


4:16 For they don't sleep, unless they do evil. Their sleep is taken away, unless they make someone fall.


4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.


4:18 But the path of the righteous is like the dawning light, that shines more and more until the perfect day.


4:19 The way of the wicked is like darkness. They don't know what they stumble over.


4:20 My son, attend to my words. Turn your ear to my sayings.


4:21 Let them not depart from your eyes. Keep them in the midst of your heart.


4:22 For they are life to those who find them, and health to their whole body.


4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life.


4:24 Put away from yourself a perverse mouth. Put corrupt lips far from you.


4:25 Let your eyes look straight ahead. Fix your gaze directly before you.


4:26 Make the path of your feet level. Let all of your ways be established.

4:27 Don't turn to the right hand nor to the left. Remove your foot from evil.

Day 5 - Proverbs 5

Proverbs 5

5:1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom. Turn your ear to my understanding:


5:2 that you may maintain discretion, that your lips may preserve knowledge.


5:3 For the lips of an adulteress drip honey. Her mouth is smoother than oil,


5:4 But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, and as sharp as a two-edged sword.


5:5 Her feet go down to death. Her steps lead straight to Sheol.


5:6 She gives no thought to the way of life. Her ways are crooked, and she doesn't know it.


5:7 Now therefore, my sons, listen to me. Don't depart from the words of my mouth.


5:8 Remove your way far from her. Don't come near the door of her house,


5:9 lest you give your honor to others, and your years to the cruel one;


5:10 lest strangers feast on your wealth, and your labors enrich another man's house.


5:11 You will groan at your latter end, when your flesh and your body are consumed,


5:12 and say, "How I have hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;


5:13 neither have I obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor turned my ear to those who instructed me!


5:14 I have come to the brink of utter ruin, in the midst of the gathered assembly."


5:15 Drink water out of your own cistern, running water out of your own well.


5:16 Should your springs overflow in the streets, streams of water in the public squares?


5:17 Let them be for yourself alone, not for strangers with you.


5:18 Let your spring be blessed. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.


5:19 A loving doe and a graceful deer-- let her breasts satisfy you at all times. Be captivated always with her love.


5:20 For why should you, my son, be captivated with an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another?


5:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord. He examines all his paths.


5:22 The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare him. The cords of his sin hold him firmly.


5:23 He will die for lack of instruction. In the greatness of his folly, he will go astray.


Day 6 - Proverbs 6

Proverbs 6

6:1 My son, if you have become collateral for your neighbor, if you have struck your hands in pledge for a stranger;


6:2 You are trapped by the words of your mouth. You are ensnared with the words of your mouth.


6:3 Do this now, my son, and deliver yourself, seeing you have come into the hand of your neighbor. Go, humble yourself. Press your plea with your neighbor.


6:4 Give no sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids.


6:5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.


6:6 Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise;


6:7 which having no chief, overseer, or ruler,


6:8 provides her bread in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.


6:9 How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep?


6:10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:


6:11 so your poverty will come as a robber, and your scarcity as an armed man.


6:12 A worthless person, a man of iniquity, is he who walks with a perverse mouth;


6:13 who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, who motions with his fingers;


6:14 in whose heart is perverseness, who devises evil continually, who always sows discord.


6:15 Therefore his calamity will come suddenly. He will be broken suddenly, and that without remedy.


6:16 There are six things which the Lord hates; yes, seven which are an abomination to him:


6:17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood;


6:18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift in running to mischief,


6:19 a false witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers.


6:20 My son, keep your father's commandment, and don't forsake your mother's teaching.


6:21 Bind them continually on your heart. Tie them around your neck.


6:22 When you walk, it will lead you. When you sleep, it will watch over you. When you awake, it will talk with you.


6:23 For the commandment is a lamp, and the law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,


6:24 to keep you from the immoral woman, from the flattery of the wayward wife's tongue.


6:25 Don't lust after her beauty in your heart, neither let her captivate you with her eyelids.


6:26 For a prostitute reduces you to a piece of bread. The adulteress hunts for your precious life.


6:27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap, and his clothes not be burned?


6:28 Or can one walk on hot coals, and his feet not be scorched?


6:29 So is he who goes into his neighbor's wife. Whoever touches her will not be unpunished.


6:30 Men don't despise a thief, if he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry:


6:31 but if he is found, he shall restore seven times. He shall give all the wealth of his house.


6:32 He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding. He who does it destroys his own soul.


6:33 He will get wounds and dishonor. His reproach will not be wiped away.


6:34 For jealousy arouses the fury of the husband. He won't spare in the day of vengeance.

6:35 He won't regard any ransom, neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.

Day 7 - Proverbs 7

Proverbs 7

7:1 My son, keep my words. Lay up my commandments within you.


7:2 Keep my commandments and live! Guard my teaching as the apple of your eye.


7:3 Bind them on your fingers. Write them on the tablet of your heart.


7:4 Tell wisdom, "You are my sister." Call understanding your relative,


7:5 that they may keep you from the strange woman, from the foreigner who flatters with her words.


7:6 For at the window of my house, I looked out through my lattice.


7:7 I saw among the simple ones. I discerned among the youths a young man void of understanding,


7:8 passing through the street near her corner, he went the way to her house,


7:9 in the twilight, in the evening of the day, in the middle of the night and in the darkness.


7:10 Behold, there a woman met him with the attire of a prostitute, and with crafty intent.


7:11 She is loud and defiant. Her feet don't stay in her house.


7:12 Now she is in the streets, now in the squares, and lurking at every corner.


7:13 So she caught him, and kissed him. With an impudent face she said to him:


7:14 "Sacrifices of peace offerings are with me. This day I have paid my vows.


7:15 Therefore I came out to meet you, to diligently seek your face, and I have found you.


7:16 I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, with striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.


7:17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.


7:18 Come, let's take our fill of loving until the morning. Let's solace ourselves with loving.


7:19 For my husband isn't at home. He has gone on a long journey.


7:20 He has taken a bag of money with him. He will come home at the full moon."


7:21 With persuasive words, she led him astray. With the flattering of her lips, she seduced him.


7:22 He followed her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, as a fool stepping into a noose.


7:23 Until an arrow strikes through his liver, as a bird hurries to the snare, and doesn't know that it will cost his life.


7:24 Now therefore, sons, listen to me. Pay attention to the words of my mouth.


7:25 Don't let your heart turn to her ways. Don't go astray in her paths,


7:26 for she has thrown down many wounded. Yes, all her slain are a mighty army.

7:27 Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death.

Day 8 - Proverbs 8

Proverbs 8

8:1 Doesn't wisdom cry out? Doesn't understanding raise her voice?


8:2 On the top of high places by the way, where the paths meet, she stands.


8:3 Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entry doors, she cries aloud:


8:4 "To you men, I call! I send my voice to the sons of mankind.


8:5 You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart.


8:6 Hear, for I will speak excellent things. The opening of my lips is for right things.


8:7 For my mouth speaks truth. Wickedness is an abomination to my lips.


8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness. There is nothing crooked or perverse in them.


8:9 They are all plain to him who understands, right to those who find knowledge.


8:10 Receive my instruction rather than silver; knowledge rather than choice gold.


8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies. All the things that may be desired can't be compared to it.


8:12 "I, wisdom, have made prudence my dwelling. Find out knowledge and discretion.


8:13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil. I hate pride, arrogance, the evil way, and the perverse mouth.


8:14 Counsel and sound knowledge are mine. I have understanding and power.


8:15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.


8:16 By me princes rule; nobles, and all the righteous rulers of the earth.


8:17 I love those who love me. Those who seek me diligently will find me.


8:18 With me are riches, honor, enduring wealth, and prosperity.


8:19 My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold; my yield than choice silver.


8:20 I walk in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of justice;


8:21 That I may give wealth to those who love me. I fill their treasuries.


8:22 "The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his work, before his deeds of old.


8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth existed.


8:24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.


8:25 Before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was brought forth;


8:26 while as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the beginning of the dust of the world.


8:27 When he established the heavens, I was there; when he set a circle on the surface of the deep,


8:28 when he established the clouds above, when the springs of the deep became strong,


8:29 when he gave to the sea its boundary, that the waters should not violate his commandment, when he marked out the foundations of the earth;


8:30 then I was the craftsman by his side. I was a delight day by day, always rejoicing before him,


8:31 Rejoicing in his whole world. My delight was with the sons of men.


8:32 "Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, for blessed are those who keep my ways.


8:33 Hear instruction, and be wise. Don't refuse it.


8:34 Blessed is the man who hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my door posts.


8:35 For whoever finds me, finds life, and will obtain favor from the Lord.

8:36 But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. All those who hate me love death."

Day 9 - Proverbs 9

Proverbs 9

9:1 Wisdom has built her house. She has carved out her seven pillars.


9:2 She has prepared her meat. She has mixed her wine. She has also set her table.


9:3 She has sent out her maidens. She cries from the highest places of the city:


9:4 "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" As for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,


9:5 "Come, eat some of my bread, Drink some of the wine which I have mixed!


9:6 Leave your simple ways, and live. Walk in the way of understanding."


9:7 He who corrects a mocker invites insult. He who reproves a wicked man invites abuse.


9:8 Don't reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.


9:9 Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.


9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.


9:11 For by me your days will be multiplied. The years of your life will be increased.


9:12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself. If you mock, you alone will bear it.


9:13 The foolish woman is loud, Undisciplined, and knows nothing.


9:14 She sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,


9:15 To call to those who pass by, who go straight on their ways,


9:16 "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here." as for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,


9:17 "Stolen water is sweet. Food eaten in secret is pleasant."

9:18 But he doesn't know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of hell.

Day 10 - Proverbs 10

Proverbs 10

10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.


10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.


10:3 The Lord will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry, but he thrusts away the desire of the wicked.


10:4 He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, but the hand of the diligent brings wealth.


10:5 He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during the harvest is a son who causes shame.


10:6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.


10:7 The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot.


10:8 The wise in heart accept commandments, but a chattering fool will fall.


10:9 He who walks blamelessly walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out.


10:10 One winking with the eye causes sorrow, but a chattering fool will fall.


10:11 The mouth of the righteous is a spring of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.


10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all wrongs.


10:13 Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.


10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.


10:15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city. The destruction of the poor is their poverty.


10:16 The labor of the righteous leads to life. The increase of the wicked leads to sin.


10:17 He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof leads others astray.


10:18 He who hides hatred has lying lips. He who utters a slander is a fool.


10:19 In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.


10:20 The tongue of the righteous is like choice silver. The heart of the wicked is of little worth.


10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.


10:22 The Lord's blessing brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.


10:23 It is a fool's pleasure to do wickedness, but wisdom is a man of understanding's pleasure.


10:24 What the wicked fear, will overtake them, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.


10:25 When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more; but the righteous stand firm forever.


10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.


10:27 The fear of the Lord prolongs days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.


10:28 The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hope of the wicked will perish.


10:29 The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the upright, but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.


10:30 The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not dwell in the land.


10:31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.

10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked is perverse.

Day 11 - Proverbs 11

Proverbs 11

11:1 A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but accurate weights are his delight.


11:2 When pride comes, then comes shame, but with humility comes wisdom.


11:3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them, but the perverseness of the treacherous shall destroy them.


11:4 Riches don't profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.


11:5 The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.


11:6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them, but the unfaithful will be trapped by evil desires.


11:7 When a wicked man dies, hope perishes, and expectation of power comes to nothing.


11:8 A righteous person is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked takes his place.


11:9 With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, but the righteous will be delivered through knowledge.


11:10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices. When the wicked perish, there is shouting.


11:11 By the blessing of the upright, the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.


11:12 One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding holds his peace.


11:13 One who brings gossip betrays a confidence, but one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret.


11:14 Where there is no wise guidance, the nation falls, but in the multitude of counselors there is victory.


11:15 He who is collateral for a stranger will suffer for it, but he who refuses pledges of collateral is secure.


11:16 A gracious woman obtains honor, but violent men obtain riches.


11:17 The merciful man does good to his own soul, but he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.


11:18 Wicked people earn deceitful wages, but one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.


11:19 He who is truly righteous gets life. He who pursues evil gets death.


11:20 Those who are perverse in heart are an abomination to the Lord, but those whose ways are blameless are his delight.


11:21 Most certainly, the evil man will not be unpunished, but the seed of the righteous will be delivered.


11:22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout, is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.


11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good. The expectation of the wicked is wrath.


11:24 There is one who scatters, and increases yet more. There is one who withholds more than is appropriate, but gains poverty.


11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat. He who waters shall be watered also himself.


11:26 People curse someone who withholds grain, but blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.


11:27 He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but he who searches after evil, it shall come to him.


11:29 He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.


11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life. He who is wise wins souls.

11:31 Behold, the righteous shall be repaid in the earth; how much more the wicked and the sinner!

Day 12 - Proverbs 12

Proverbs 12

12:1 Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.


12:2 A good man shall obtain favor from the Lord,  but he will condemn a man of wicked devices.


12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.


12:4 A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his bones.


12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.


12:6 The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.


12:7 The wicked are overthrown, and are no more, but the house of the righteous shall stand.


12:8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who has a warped mind shall be despised.


12:9 Better is he who is lightly esteemed, and has a servant, than he who honors himself, and lacks bread.


12:10 A righteous man regards the life of his animal, but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.


12:11 He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who chases fantasies is void of understanding.


12:12 The wicked desires the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.


12:13 An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips, but the righteous shall come out of trouble.


12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth. The work of a man's hands shall be rewarded to him.


12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel.


12:16 A fool shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.


12:17 He who is truthful testifies honestly, but a false witness lies.


12:18 There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.


12:19 Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary.


12:20 Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, but joy comes to the promoters of peace.


12:21 No mischief shall happen to the righteous, but the wicked shall be filled with evil.


12:22 Lying lips are an abomination to Yahweh, but those who do the truth are his delight.


12:23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge, but the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness.


12:24 The hands of the diligent ones shall rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.


12:25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but a kind word makes it glad.


12:26 A righteous person is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.


12:27 The slothful man doesn't roast his game, but the possessions of diligent men are prized.

12:28 In the way of righteousness is life; in its path there is no death.

Day 13 - Proverbs 13

Proverbs 13

13:1 A wise son listens to his father's instruction, but a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke.


13:2 By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things; but the unfaithful crave violence.


13:3 He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.


13:4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.


13:5 A righteous man hates lies, but a wicked man brings shame and disgrace.


13:6 Righteousness guards the way of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.


13:7 There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing. There are some who pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth.


13:8 The ransom of a man's life is his riches, but the poor hear no threats.


13:9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.


13:10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but with ones who take advice is wisdom.


13:11 Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.


13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.


13:13 Whoever despises instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command will be rewarded.


13:14 The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, to turn from the snares of death.


13:15 Good understanding wins favor; but the way of the unfaithful is hard.


13:16 Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly.


13:17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy gains healing.


13:18 Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline, but he who heeds correction shall be honored.


13:19 Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.


13:20 One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.


13:21 Misfortune pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.


13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored for the righteous.


13:23 An abundance of food is in poor people's fields, but injustice sweeps it away.


13:24 One who spares the rod hates his son, but one who loves him is careful to discipline him.

13:25 The righteous one eats to the satisfying of his soul, but the belly of the wicked goes hungry.

Day 14 - Proverbs 14

Proverbs 14

14:1 Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.


14:2 He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is perverse in his ways despises him.


14:3 The fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.


14:4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean, but much increase is by the strength of the ox.


14:5 A truthful witness will not lie, but a false witness pours out lies.


14:6 A scoffer seeks wisdom, and doesn't find it, but knowledge comes easily to a discerning person.


14:7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you won't find knowledge on his lips.


14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.


14:9 Fools mock at making atonement for sins, but among the upright there is good will.


14:10 The heart knows its own bitterness and joy; he will not share these with a stranger.


14:11 The house of the wicked will be overthrown, but the tent of the upright will flourish.


14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.


14:13 Even in laughter the heart may be sorrowful, and mirth may end in heaviness.


14:14 The unfaithful will be repaid for his own ways; likewise a good man will be rewarded for his ways.


14:15 A simple man believes everything, but the prudent man carefully considers his ways.


14:16 A wise man fears, and shuns evil, but the fool is hotheaded and reckless.


14:17 He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, and a crafty man is hated.


14:18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.


14:19 The evil bow down before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.


14:20 The poor person is shunned even by his own neighbor, but the rich person has many friends.


14:21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who has pity on the poor.


14:22 Don't they go astray who plot evil? But love and faithfulness belong to those who plan good.


14:23 In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.


14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches, but the folly of fools crowns them with folly.


14:25 A truthful witness saves souls, but a false witness is deceitful.


14:26 In the fear of the Lord is a secure fortress, and he will be a refuge for his children.


14:27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning people from the snares of death.


14:28 In the multitude of people is the king's glory, but in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.


14:29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.


14:30 The life of the body is a heart at peace, but envy rots the bones.


14:31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.


14:32 The wicked is brought down in his calamity, but in death, the righteous has a refuge.


14:33 Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, and is even made known in the inward part of fools.


14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.

14:35 The king's favor is toward a servant who deals wisely, but his wrath is toward one who causes shame.

Day 15 - Proverbs 15

Proverbs 15

15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.


15:2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.


15:3 The Lord's eyes are everywhere, keeping watch on the evil and the good.


15:4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but deceit in it crushes the spirit.


15:5 A fool despises his father's correction, but he who heeds reproof shows prudence.


15:6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure, but the income of the wicked brings trouble.


15:7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so with the heart of fools.


15:8 The sacrifice made by the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.


15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves him who follows after righteousness.


15:10 There is stern discipline for one who forsakes the way: whoever hates reproof shall die.


15:11 Sheol and Abaddon are before the Lord-- how much more then the hearts of the children of men!


15:12 A scoffer doesn't love to be reproved; he will not go to the wise.


15:13 A glad heart makes a cheerful face; but an aching heart breaks the spirit.


15:14 The heart of one who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.


15:15 All the days of the afflicted are wretched, but one who has a cheerful heart enjoys a continual feast.


15:16 Better is little, with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure with trouble.


15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, than a fattened calf with hatred.


15:18 A wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.


15:19 The way of the sluggard is like a thorn patch, but the path of the upright is a highway.


15:20 A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises his mother.


15:21 Folly is joy to one who is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding keeps his way straight.


15:22 Where there is no counsel, plans fail; but in a multitude of counselors they are established.


15:23 Joy comes to a man with the reply of his mouth. How good is a word at the right time!


15:24 The path of life leads upward for the wise, to keep him from going downward to Sheol.


15:25 The Lord will uproot the house of the proud, but he will keep the widow's borders intact.


15:26 The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked, but the thoughts of the pure are pleasing.


15:27 He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live.


15:28 The heart of the righteous weighs answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes out evil.


15:29 The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.


15:30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart. Good news gives health to the bones.


15:31 The ear that listens to reproof lives, and will be at home among the wise.


15:32 He who refuses correction despises his own soul, but he who listens to reproof gets understanding.

15:33 The fear of the Lord teaches wisdom. Before honor is humility.

Day 16 - Proverbs 16

Proverbs 16

16:1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.


16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weighs the motives.


16:3 Commit your deeds to the Lord, and your plans shall succeed.


16:4 The Lord has made everything for its own end-- yes, even the wicked for the day of evil.


16:5 Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: they shall certainly not be unpunished.


16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.


16:7 When a man's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.


16:8 Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues with injustice.


16:9 A man's heart plans his course, but the Lord directs his steps.


16:10 Inspired judgments are on the lips of the king. He shall not betray his mouth.


16:11 Honest balances and scales are the Lord's; all the weights in the bag are his work.


16:12 It is an abomination for kings to do wrong, for the throne is established by righteousness.


16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings. They value one who speaks the truth.


16:14 The king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify it.


16:15 In the light of the king's face is life. His favor is like a cloud of the spring rain.


16:16 How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.


16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil. He who keeps his way preserves his soul.


16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.


16:19 It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the plunder with the proud.


16:20 He who heeds the Word finds prosperity. Whoever trusts in the Lord is blessed.


16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.


16:22 Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the punishment of fools is their folly.


16:23 The heart of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.


16:24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.


16:25 There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.


16:26 The appetite of the laboring man labors for him; for his mouth urges him on.


16:27 A worthless man devises mischief. His speech is like a scorching fire.


16:28 A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close friends.


16:29 A man of violence entices his neighbor, and leads him in a way that is not good.


16:30 One who winks his eyes to plot perversities, one who compresses his lips, is bent on evil.


16:31 Gray hair is a crown of glory. It is attained by a life of righteousness.


16:32 One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.

16:33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.

Day 17 - Proverbs 17

Proverbs 17

17:1 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.


17:2 A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who causes shame, and shall have a part in the inheritance among the brothers.


17:3 The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the hearts.


17:4 An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.


17:5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.


17:6 Children's children are the crown of old men; the glory of children are their parents.


17:7 Arrogant speech isn't fitting for a fool, much less do lying lips fit a prince.


17:8 A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who gives it; wherever he turns, he prospers.


17:9 He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends.


17:10 A rebuke enters deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred lashes into a fool.


17:11 An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.


17:12 Let a bear robbed of her cubs meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.


17:13 Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.


17:14 The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out.


17:15 He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.


17:16 Why is there money in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, seeing he has no understanding?


17:17 A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.


17:18 A man void of understanding strikes hands, and becomes collateral in the presence of his neighbor.


17:19 He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction.


17:20 One who has a perverse heart doesn't find prosperity, and one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble.


17:21 He who becomes the father of a fool grieves. The father of a fool has no joy.


17:22 A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.


17:23 A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.


17:24 Wisdom is before the face of one who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool wander to the ends of the earth.


17:25 A foolish son brings grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.


17:26 Also to punish the righteous is not good, nor to flog officials for their integrity.


17:27 He who spares his words has knowledge. He who is even tempered is a man of understanding.

17:28 Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.

Day 18 - Proverbs 18

Proverbs 18

18:1 An unfriendly man pursues selfishness, and defies all sound judgment.


18:2 A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion.


18:3 When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and with shame comes disgrace.


18:4 The words of a man's mouth are like deep waters. The fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.


18:5 To be partial to the faces of the wicked is not good, nor to deprive the innocent of justice.


18:6 A fool's lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings.


18:7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are a snare to his soul.


18:8 The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they go down into a person's innermost parts.


18:9 One who is slack in his work is brother to him who is a master of destruction.


18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous run to him, and are safe.


18:11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, like an unscalable wall in his own imagination.


18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is proud, but before honor is humility.


18:13 He who gives answer before he hears, that is folly and shame to him.


18:14 A man's spirit will sustain him in sickness, but a crushed spirit, who can bear?


18:15 The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge.


18:16 A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.


18:17 He who pleads his cause first seems right; until another comes and questions him.


18:18 The lot settles disputes, and keeps strong ones apart.


18:19 A brother offended is more difficult than a fortified city; and disputes are like the bars of a castle.


18:20 A man's stomach is filled with the fruit of his mouth. With the harvest of his lips he is satisfied.


18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.


18:22 Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the Lord.


18:23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.

18:24 A man of many companions may be ruined, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Day 19 - Proverbs 19

Proverbs 19

19:1 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.


19:2 It isn't good to have zeal without knowledge; nor being hasty with one's feet and missing the way.


19:3 The foolishness of man subverts his way; his heart rages against the Lord.


19:4 Wealth adds many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.


19:5 A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who pours out lies shall not go free.


19:6 Many will entreat the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.


19:7 All the relatives of the poor shun him: how much more do his friends avoid him! He pursues them with pleas, but they are gone.


19:8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who keeps understanding shall find good.


19:9 A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who utters lies shall perish.


19:10 Delicate living is not appropriate for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over princes.


19:11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense.


19:12 The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.


19:13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father. A wife's quarrels are a continual dripping.


19:14 House and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.


19:15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep. The idle soul shall suffer hunger.


19:16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, but he who is contemptuous in his ways shall die.


19:17 He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord; he will reward him.


19:18 Discipline your son, for there is hope; don't be a willing party to his death.


19:19 A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty, for if you rescue him, you must do it again.


19:20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.


19:21 There are many plans in a man's heart, but the Lord's counsel will prevail.


19:22 That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness. A poor man is better than a liar.


19:23 The fear of the Lord leads to life, then contentment; he rests and will not be touched by trouble.


19:24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.


19:25 Flog a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke one who has understanding, and he will gain knowledge.


19:26 He who robs his father and drives away his mother, is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.


19:27 If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.


19:28 A corrupt witness mocks justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down iniquity.

19:29 Penalties are prepared for scoffers, and beatings for the backs of fools.

Day 20 - Proverbs 20

Proverbs 20

20:1 Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.


20:2 The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.


20:3 It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.


20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.


20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.


20:6 Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, but who can find a faithful man?


20:7 A righteous man walks in integrity. Blessed are his children after him.


20:8 A king who sits on the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.


20:9 Who can say, "I have made my heart pure. I am clean and without sin?"


20:10 Differing weights and differing measures, both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.


20:11 Even a child makes himself known by his doings, whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.


20:12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord has made even both of them.


20:13 Don't love sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.


20:14 "It's no good, it's no good," says the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.


20:15 There is gold and abundance of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.


20:16 Take the garment of one who puts up collateral for a stranger; and hold him in pledge for a wayward woman.


20:17 Fraudulent food is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth is filled with gravel.


20:18 Plans are established by advice; by wise guidance you wage war!


20:19 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; therefore don't keep company with him who opens wide his lips.


20:20 Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.


20:21 An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning, won't be blessed in the end.


20:22 Don't say, "I will pay back evil." Wait for the Lord, and he will save you.


20:23 The Lord detests differing weights, and dishonest scales are not pleasing.


20:24 A man's steps are from the Lord; how then can man understand his way?


20:25 It is a snare to a man to make a rash dedication, then later to consider his vows.


20:26 A wise king winnows out the wicked, and drives the threshing wheel over them.


20:27 The spirit of man is the Lord's lamp, searching all his innermost parts.


20:28 Love and faithfulness keep the king safe. His throne is sustained by love.


20:29 The glory of young men is their strength. The splendor of old men is their gray hair.

20:30 Wounding blows cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the innermost parts.