Wisdom of Life


Come near to God and he will come near to you. (Jm 4:8)

Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. (Pr 30:5)

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, (2Tm 3:16)

But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. (Mt 5:39)

And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. (Mt 5:40)

If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. (Mt 5:41)

Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. (Mt 5:42)

You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' (Mt 5:43)

But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, (Mt 5:44)

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, (Mt 7:12)

Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. (Mt 7:6)

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. (Cl 4:2)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Ph 4:6)

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Ph 4:7)

Rejoice in the Jehovah always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (Ph 4:4)

You need only to be still. ( 14:14)

To fear the Jehovah is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.(Pr 8:13)

He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble. (Pr 3:34)

for the Jehovah will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. (Pr 3:26)

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. (Pr 4:23)

Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, (Jm 3:1)

Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you. (Pr 9:8)

Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. (Pr 9:9)

The fear of the Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Pr 9:10)

Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs. (Pr 10:12)

He who puts up security for another will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to strike hands in pledge is safe. (Pr 11:15)

One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. (Pr 11:24)

A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. (Pr 11:25)

The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes. (Pr 12:12)

Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips. (Pr 14:7)

Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. (Pr 14:9)

The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. (Pr 14:11)

He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy. (Pr 14:21)

The fear of the Jehovah is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death. (Pr 14:27)

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. (Pr 14:31)

Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known. (Pr 14:33)

The eyes of the Jehovah are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. (Pr 15:3)

Better a little with the fear of the Jehovah than great wealth with turmoil. (Pr 15:16)

A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live. (Pr 15:27)

To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the Jehovah comes the reply of the tongue. (Pr 16:1)

Commit to the Jehovah whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. (Pr 16:3)

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Jehovah determines his steps. (Pr 16:9)

Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth. (Pr 16:13)

How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver! (Pr 16:16)

The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life. (Pr 16:17)

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. (Pr 16:18)

16:33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Jehovah. (Pr 16:33)

He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished. (Pr 17:5)

He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. (Pr 17:9)

Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly. (Pr 17:12)

Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent--the Jehovah detests them both.(Pr 17:15)

A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice. (Pr 17:23)

Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. (Pr 17:28)

The name of the Jehovah is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. (Pr 18:10)

Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. (Pr 18:12)

He who answers before listening--that is his folly and his shame. (Pr 18:13)

A man's spirit sustains him in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear? (Pr 18:14)

The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out. (Pr 18:15)

Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart. (Pr 18:18)

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Pr 18:24)

A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free. (Pr 19:5)

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers. (Pr 19:8)

A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish. (Pr 19:9)

A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense. (Pr 19:11)

Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry. (Pr 19:15)

He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die. (Pr 19:16)

He who is kind to the poor lends to the Jehovah, and he will reward him for what he has done. (Pr 19:17)

Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. (Pr 19:20)

Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. (Pr 20:1)

Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. (Pr 20:13)

Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel. (Pr 20:17)

A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much. (Pr 20:19)

Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the Jehovah, and he will deliver you. (Pr 20:22)

A man's steps are directed by the Jehovah. How then can anyone understand his own way? (Pr 20:24)

The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. (Pr 20:29)

Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. (Pr 16:31)

To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Jehovah than sacrifice. (Pr 21:3)

A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. (Pr 21:6)

Humility and the fear of the Jehovah bring wealth and honor and life. (Pr 22:4)

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (Pr 22:6)

A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. (Pr 22:9)

Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, (Pr 22:24)

Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; (Pr 22:26)

Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! (Pr 23:31)

Do not envy wicked men, do not desire their company; (Pr 24:1)

If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength! (Pr 24:10)

Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice, (Pr 24:17)

If you argue your case with a neighbor, do not betray another man's confidence, (Pr 25:9)

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. (Pr 25:21)

In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Jehovah will reward you. (Pr 25:22)

Like cutting off one's feet or drinking violence is the sending of a message by the hand of a fool. (Pr 26:6)

Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips. (Pr 27:2)

Better is open rebuke than hidden love. (Pr 27:5)

The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. (Pr 28:1)

He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. (Pr 28:13)

A man tormented by the guilt of murder will be a fugitive till death; let no one support him. (Pr 28:17)

He whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but he whose ways are perverse will suddenly fall. (Pr 28:18)

He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering tongue. (Pr 28:23)

A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. (Pr 29:11)

A man's pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor. (Pr 29:23)

The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright. (Pr 29:27)

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Jehovah is to be praised. (Pr 31:30)

If only you would be altogether silent! For you, that would be wisdom. (Jb 13:5)

It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Jehovah. (Lm 3:26)

Therefore the prudent man keeps quiet in such times, for the times are evil. (Am 5:13)

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. (Ps 62:1)

Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. (Pr 17:28)

Be still before the Jehovah and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. (Ps 37:7)

Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the Jehovah is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed. (1Sm 2:3)

Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. (Ec 5:2)