Sleepy Scriptures Episode Eighteen

Pillars of cloud and fire, the parting of the Red Sea, and manna from heaven. In Exodus God deals with Pharaoh once and for all, and the Israelites escape the Egyptians into the wilderness. We begin the Gospel according to Mark and continue with Psalm 22 and some Proverbs. Enjoy your quiet time with Sleepy Scriptures.

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Mark Chapter One

1: The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
 
2: As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
 
3: The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
 
4: John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
 
5: And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
 
6: And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
 
7: :And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
 
8: I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
 
9: And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
 
10: And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
 
11: And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
 
12: And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.
 
13: And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.
 
14: Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
 
15: And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
 
16: Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
 
17: And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
 
18: And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.
 
19: And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.
 
20: And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.
 
21: And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.
 
22: And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
 
23: And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
 
24: Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
 
25: And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
 
26: And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
 
27: And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
 
28: And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.
 
29: And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
 
30: But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.
 
31: And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
 
32: And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.
 
33: And all the city was gathered together at the door.
 
34: And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.
 
35: And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
 
36: And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
 
37: And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.
 
38: And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.
 
39: And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.
 
40: And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
 
41: And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.
 
42: And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
 
43: And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;
 
44: And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
 
45: But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.

Exodus Chapter Thirteen

1: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 
2: Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
 
3: And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.
 
4: This day came ye out in the month Abib.
 
5: And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month.
 
6: Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD.
 
7: :Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.
 
8: And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.
 
9: And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD’s law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.
 
10: Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.
 
11: And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, as he sware unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall give it thee,
 
12: That thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix, and every firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast; the males shall be the LORD’s.
 
13: And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and all the firstborn of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.
 
14: And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:
 
15: And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.
 
16: And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt.
 
17: And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:
 
18: But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.
 
19: And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.
 
20: And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in ham, in the edge of the wilderness.
 
21: And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
 
22: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.

Exodus Chapter Fourteen

1: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 
2: Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
 
3: For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
 
4: And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.
 
5: And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?
 
6: And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
 
7: :And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
 
8: And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand.
 
9: But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.
 
10: And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.
 
11: And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?
 
12: Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
 
13: And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
 
14: The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
 
15: And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
 
16: But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
 
17: And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
 
18: And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
 
19: And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
 
20: And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
 
21: And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
 
22: And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
 
23: And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
 
24: And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,
 
25: And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.
 
26: And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
 
27: And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
 
28: And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.
 
29: But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
 
30: Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.
 
31: And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.

Exodus Chapter Fifteen

1: Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
 
2: The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
 
3: The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
 
4: Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
 
5: The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
 
6: Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
 
7: :And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
 
8: And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
 
9: The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
 
10: Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
 
11: Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
 
12: Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
 
13: Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.
 
14: The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
 
15: Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
 
16: Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.
 
17: Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.
 
18: The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.
 
19: For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.
 
20: And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
 
21: And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
 
22: So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
 
23: And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.
 
24: And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
 
25: And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,
 
26: And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
 
27: And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.

Exodus Chapter Sixteen

1: And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
 
2: And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
 
3: And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
 
4: Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
 
5: And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.
 
6: And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt:
 
7: :And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?
 
8: And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.
 
9: And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the LORD: for he hath heard your murmurings.
 
10: And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
 
11: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 
12: I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.
 
13: And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.
 
14: And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
 
15: And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.
 
16: This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.
 
17: And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
 
18: And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
 
19: And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
 
20: Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
 
21: And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
 
22: And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
 
23: And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
 
24: And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
 
25: And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the LORD: to day ye shall not find it in the field.
 
26: Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.
 
27: And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.
 
28: And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
 
29: See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
 
30: So the people rested on the seventh day.
 
31: And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
 
32: And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commandeth, Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.
 
33: And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.
 
34: As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept
 
35: And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.
 
36: Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.

Psalm Twenty Two

1: My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
 
2: O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
 
3: But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
 
4: Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
 
5: They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
 
6: But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
 
7: :All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head saying,
 
8: He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
 
9: But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.
 
10: I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly.
 
11: Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
 
12: Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
 
13: They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
 
14: I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
 
15: My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
 
16: For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
 
17: I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
 
18: They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
 
19: But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
 
20: Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
 
21: Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
 
22: I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
 
23: Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
 
24: For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
 
25: My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
 
26: The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
 
27: All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
 
28: For the kingdom is the LORD’s: and he is the governor among the nations.
 
29: All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
 
30: A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
 
31: They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

Proverbs Chapter Fifteen

1: A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
 
2: The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
 
3: The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
 
4: A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
 
5: A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
 
6: In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
 
7: :The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
 
8: The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
 
9: The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
 
10: Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
 
11: Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
 
12: A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
 
13: A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
 
14: The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
 
15: All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
 
16: Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
 
17: Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
 
18: A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
 
19: The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
 
20: A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
 
21: Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
 
22: Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellers they are established.
 
23: A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
 
24: The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
 
25: The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.
 
26: The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
 
27: He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
 
28: The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
 
29: The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
 
30: The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.
 
31: The ear that areth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
 
32: He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
 
33: The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

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