Sleepy Scriptures Episode Six

Against soothing background music we continue our relaxing and meditative journey through the Bible with more readings from the book of Genesis, the Gospel of Matthew, the Psalms and the book of Proverbs.

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Matthew Chapter Eight

1: When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
 
2: And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
 
3: And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
 
4: And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
 
5: And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,

6: And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
 
7: And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
 
8: The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
 
9: For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
 
10: When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
 
11: And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
 
12: But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
 
13: And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
 
14: And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever.
 
15: And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
 
16: When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
 
17: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
 
18: Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.
 
19: And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
 
20: And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
 
21: And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
 
22: But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
 
23: And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.
 
24: And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
 
25: And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
 
26: And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
 
27: But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
 
28: And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
 
29: And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
 
30: And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.
 
31: So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
 
32: And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.
 
33: And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.
 
34: And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.

Matthew Chapter Nine

1: And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.
 
2: And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
 
3: And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
 
4: And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
 
5: For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
 
6: But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
 
7: And he arose, and departed to his house.
 
8: But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.
 
9: And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
 
10: And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
 
11: And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
 
12: But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
 
13: But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 
14: Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
 
15: And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.
 
16: No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.
 
17: Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
 
18: While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
 
19: And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.
 
20: And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
 
21: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
 
22: But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
 
23: And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,
 
24: He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
 
25: But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
 
26: And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
 
27: And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.
 
28: And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
 
29: Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
 
30: And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
 
31: But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.
 
32: As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.
 
33: And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
 
34: But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.
 
35: And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
 
36: But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
 
37: Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
 
38: Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

Genesis Chapter Twenty

1: And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
 
2: And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
 
3: But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man’s wife.
 
4: But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?
 
5: Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.
 
6: And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.
 
7: :Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.
 
8: Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.
 
9: Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.
 
10: And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?
 
11: And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife’s sake.
 
12: And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
 
13: And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.
 
14: And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.
 
15: And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.
 
16: And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.
 
17: So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.
 
18: For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham’s wife.

Genesis Chapter Twenty One

1: And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
 
2: For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
 
3: And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
 
4: And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.
 
5: And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.
 
6: And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.
 
7: :And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.
 
8: And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.
 
9: And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.
 
10: Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.
 
11: And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight because of his son.
 
12: And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
 
13: And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.
 
14: And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.
 
15: And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
 
16: And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.
 
17: And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
 
18: Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.
 
19: And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
 
20: And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.
 
21: And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
 
22: And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:
 
23: Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son’s son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.
 
24: And Abraham said, I will swear.
 
25: And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech’s servants had violently taken away.
 
26: And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.
 
27: And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.
 
28: And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
 
29: And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?
 
30: And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.
 
31: Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba; because there they sware both of them.
 
32: Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
 
33: And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.
 
34: And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines’ land many days.

Genesis Chapter Twenty Two

1: And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
 
2: And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
 
3: And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
 
4: Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
 
5: And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you,
 
6: And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
 
7: :And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
 
8: And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
 
9: And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
 
10: And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
 
11: And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
 
12: And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
 
13: And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
 
14: And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
 
15: And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
 
16: And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
 
17: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
 
18: And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
 
19: So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.
 
20: And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;
 
21: Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
 
22: And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
 
23: And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.
 
24: And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

Genesis Chapter Twenty Three

1: And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.
 
2: And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
 
3: And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,
 
4: I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a burying place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
 
5: And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
 
6: Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.
 
7: :And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
 
8: And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
 
9: That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a burying place amongst you.
 
10: And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
 
11: Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.
 
12: And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
 
13: And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.
 
14: And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
 
15: My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
 
16: And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
 
17: And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure
 
18: Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
 
19: And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.
 
20: And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying place by the sons of Heth.

Psalm Nine

1: I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
 
2: I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.
 
3: When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.
 
4: For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.
 
5: Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
 
6: O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.
 
7: :But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.
 
8: And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
 
9: The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
 
10: And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
 
11: Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
 
12: When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
 
13: Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:
 
14: That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
 
15: The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
 
16: The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
 
17: The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
 
18: For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
 
19: Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
 
20: Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

Psalm Ten

1: Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
 
2: The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
 
3: For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.
 
4: The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
 
5: His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
 
6: He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.
 
7: :His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
 
8: He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.
 
9: He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.
 
10: He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.
 
11: He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.
 
12: Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.
 
13: Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.
 
14: Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.
 
15: Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.
 
16: The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
 
17: LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
 
18: To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

Proverbs Chapter Three

1: My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
 
2: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
 
3: Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
 
4: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
 
5: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
 
6: In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
 
7: :Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
 
8: It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
 
9: Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
 
10: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
 
11: My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
 
12: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
 
13: Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
 
14: For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
 
15: She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
 
16: Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
 
17: Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
 
18: She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
 
19: The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
 
20: By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
 
21: My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
 
22: So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
 
23: Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
 
24: When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
 
25: Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
 
26: For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
 
27: Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
 
28: Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.
 
29: Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
 
30: Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
 
31: Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.
 
32: For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.
 
33: The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.
 
34: Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
 
35: The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

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