Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.
All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.
The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly.
In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.
A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then…
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.