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Day #224: Prov 10-11 & Rom 15:14-33

Proverbs 10 New King James Version (NKJV)

Wise Sayings of Solomon

10 The proverbs of Solomon:

A wise son makes a glad father,
But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.

2
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing,
But righteousness delivers from death.

3
The Lord will not allow the righteous soul to famish,
But He casts away the desire of the wicked.

4
He who has a slack hand becomes poor,
But the hand of the diligent makes rich.

5
He who gathers in summer is a wise son;
He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.

6
Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

7
The memory of the righteous is blessed,
But the name of the wicked will rot.

8
The wise in heart will receive commands,
But a prating fool will fall.

9
He who walks with integrity walks securely,
But he who perverts his ways will become known.

10
He who winks with the eye causes trouble,
But a prating fool will fall.

11
The mouth of the righteous is a well of life,
But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

12
Hatred stirs up strife,
But love covers all sins.

13
Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding,
But a rod is for the back of him who is devoid of understanding.

14
Wise people store up knowledge,
But the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

15
The rich man’s wealth is his strong city;
The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

16
The labor of the righteous leads to life,
The wages of the wicked to sin.

17
He who keeps instruction is in the way of life,
But he who refuses correction goes astray.

18
Whoever hides hatred has lying lips,
And whoever spreads slander is a fool.

19
In the multitude of words sin is not lacking,
But he who restrains his lips is wise.

20
The tongue of the righteous is choice silver;
The heart of the wicked is worth little.

21
The lips of the righteous feed many,
But fools die for lack of wisdom.[a]

22
The blessing of the Lord makes one rich,
And He adds no sorrow with it.

23
To do evil is like sport to a fool,
But a man of understanding has wisdom.

24
The fear of the wicked will come upon him,
And the desire of the righteous will be granted.

25
When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more,
But the righteous has an everlasting foundation.

26
As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
So is the lazy man to those who send him.

27
The fear of the Lord prolongs days,
But the years of the wicked will be shortened.

28
The hope of the righteous will be gladness,
But the expectation of the wicked will perish.

29
The way of the Lord is strength for the upright,
But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.

30
The righteous will never be removed,
But the wicked will not inhabit the earth.

31
The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,
But the perverse tongue will be cut out.

32
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable,
But the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.

Proverbs 11 New King James Version (NKJV)

11 Dishonest scales are an abomination to the Lord,
But a just weight is His delight.

2
When pride comes, then comes shame;
But with the humble is wisdom.

3
The integrity of the upright will guide them,
But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them.

4
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,
But righteousness delivers from death.

5
The righteousness of the blameless will direct[a] his way aright,
But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.

6
The righteousness of the upright will deliver them,
But the unfaithful will be caught by their lust.

7
When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish,
And the hope of the unjust perishes.

8
The righteous is delivered from trouble,
And it comes to the wicked instead.

9
The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor,
But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.

10
When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices;
And when the wicked perish, there is jubilation.

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

12
He who is devoid of wisdom despises his neighbor,
But a man of understanding holds his peace.

13
A talebearer reveals secrets,
But he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.

14
Where there is no counsel, the people fall;
But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

15
He who is surety for a stranger will suffer,
But one who hates being surety is secure.

16
A gracious woman retains honor,
But ruthless men retain riches.

17
The merciful man does good for his own soul,
But he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.

18
The wicked man does deceptive work,
But he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.

19
As righteousness leads to life,
So he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.

20
Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the Lord,
But the blameless in their ways are His delight.

21
Though they join forces,[b] the wicked will not go unpunished;
But the posterity of the righteous will be delivered.

22
As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout,
So is a lovely woman who lacks discretion.

23
The desire of the righteous is only good,
But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

24
There is one who scatters, yet increases more;
And there is one who withholds more than is right,
But it leads to poverty.

25
The generous soul will be made rich,
And he who waters will also be watered himself.

26
The people will curse him who withholds grain,
But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.

27
He who earnestly seeks good finds favor,
But trouble will come to him who seeks evil.

28
He who trusts in his riches will fall,
But the righteous will flourish like foliage.

29
He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind,
And the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.

30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
And he who wins souls is wise.

31
If the righteous will be recompensed on the earth,
How much more the ungodly and the sinner.

Romans 15 New King James Version (NKJV)

From Jerusalem to Illyricum

14 Now I myself am confident concerning you, my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.[g] 15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written more boldly to you on some points, as reminding you, because of the grace given to me by God, 16 that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 17 Therefore I have reason to glory in Christ Jesus in the things which pertain to God. 18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not accomplished through me, in word and deed, to make the Gentiles obedient— 19 in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. 20 And so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man’s foundation, 21 but as it is written:

“To whom He was not announced, they shall see;
And those who have not heard shall understand.”[h]

Plan to Visit Rome

22 For this reason I also have been much hindered from coming to you. 23 But now no longer having a place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come to you, 24 whenever I journey to Spain, I shall come to you.[i] For I hope to see you on my journey, and to be helped on my way there by you, if first I may enjoy your company for a while. 25 But now I am going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints. 26 For it pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem. 27 It pleased them indeed, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister to them in material things. 28 Therefore, when I have performed this and have sealed to them this fruit, I shall go by way of you to Spain. 29 But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel[j] of Christ.

30 Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me, 31 that I may be delivered from those in Judea who do not believe, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints, 32 that I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed together with you. 33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

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