Sleepy Scriptures Episode Twenty

Today we continue the Gospel of Mark, the book of Exodus featuring the Ten Commandments, Psalm 24 and more Proverbs. Enjoy your quiet time with Sleepy Scriptures and please remember, you can help us along by subscribing to this podcast and giving an honest rating. Check out SleepyScriptures.com for full transcripts with audio.

Check out the Sleepy Scriptures YouTube channel and relax to the complete book of Psalms presented as six hours of video featuring calming ocean waves and music with soothing narration and scrolling text. Perfect for a good night’s sleep.

Mark Chapter Three

1: And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand.
 
2: And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
 
3: And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.
 
4: And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
 
5: And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
 
6: And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
 
7: :But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,
 
8: And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.
 
9: And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.
 
10: For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.
 
11: And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
 
12: And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.
 
13: And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him.
 
14: And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
 
15: And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:
 
16: And Simon he surnamed Peter;
 
17: And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:
 
18: And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite,
 
19: And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house.
 
20: And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
 
21: And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
 
22: And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.
 
23: And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
 
24: And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
 
25: And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
 
26: And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
 
27: No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
 
28: Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
 
29: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
 
30: Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
 
31: There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.
 
32: And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
 
33: And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?
 
34: And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
 
35: For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

Mark Chapter Four

1: And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.
 
2: And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
 
3: Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
 
4: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
 
5: And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
 
6: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
 
7: :And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
 
8: And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.
 
9: And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
 
10: And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
 
11: And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
 
12: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
 
13: And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
 
14: The sower soweth the word.
 
15: And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
 
16: And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
 
17: And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.
 
18: And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
 
19: And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
 
20: And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
 
21: And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
 
22: For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
 
23: If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
 
24: And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.
 
25: For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
 
26: And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
 
27: And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
 
28: For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
 
29: But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
 
30: And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?
 
31: It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:
 
32: But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.
 
33: And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.
 
34: But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
 
35: And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
 
36: And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
 
37: And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
 
38: And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
 
39: And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
 
40: And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
 
41: And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Mark Chapter Five

1: And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
 
2: And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
 
3: Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
 
4: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
 
5: And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
 
6: But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
 
7: :And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
 
8: For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
 
9: And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
 
10: And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
 
11: Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
 
12: And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
 
13: And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
 
14: And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
 
15: And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
 
16: And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.
 
17: And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.
 
18: And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.
 
19: Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
 
20: And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.
 
21: And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.
 
22: And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
 
23: And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
 
24: And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.
 
25: And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
 
26: And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
 
27: When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
 
28: For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
 
29: And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
 
30: And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
 
31: And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
 
32: And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
 
33: But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
 
34: And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
 
35: While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?
 
36: As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
 
37: And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
 
38: And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
 
39: And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
 
40: And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
 
41: And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
 
42: And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
 
43: And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

Exodus Chapter Twenty

1: And God spake all these words, saying,
 
2: I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
 
3: Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
 
4: Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
 
5: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
 
6: And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
 
7: :Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
 
8: Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
 
9: Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
 
10: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
 
11: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
 
12: Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
 
13: Thou shalt not kill.
 
14: Thou shalt not commit adultery.
 
15: Thou shalt not steal.
 
16: Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
 
17: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
 
18: And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
 
19: And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
 
20: And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
 
21: And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
 
22: And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
 
23: Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
 
24: An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
 
25: And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
 
26: Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.

Exodus Chapter Twenty One

1: Now these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them.
 
2: If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.
 
3: If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him.
 
4: If his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master’s, and he shall go out by himself.
 
5: And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free:
 
6: Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.
 
7: :And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.
 
8: If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.
 
9: And if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters.
 
10: If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.
 
11: And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free without money.
 
12: He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.
 
13: And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee.
 
14: But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.
 
15: And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.
 
16: And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
 
17: And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.
 
18: And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:
 
19: If he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed.
 
20: And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished.
 
21: Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.
 
22: If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
 
23: And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
 
24: Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
 
25: Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
 
26: And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye’s sake.
 
27: And if he smite out his manservant’s tooth, or his maidservant’s tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth’s sake.
 
28: If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit.
 
29: But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.
 
30: If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for the ransom of his life whatsoever is laid upon him.
 
31: Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done unto him.
 
32: If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.
 
33: And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein;
 
34: The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.
 
35: And if one man’s ox hurt another’s, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it; and the dead ox also they shall divide.
 
36: Or if it be known that the ox hath used to push in time past, and his owner hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox; and the dead shall be his own.

Psalm Twenty Four

1: The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
 
2: For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
 
3: Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?
 
4: He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
 
5: He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
 
6: This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
 
7: :Lift up your head, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
 
8: Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
 
9: Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
 
10: Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

Proverbs Chapter Sixteen

1: The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
 
2: All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
 
3: Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
 
4: The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
 
5: Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
 
6: By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
 
7: :When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
 
8: Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
 
9: A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
 
10: A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
 
11: A just weight and balance are the LORD’s: all the weights of the bag are his work.
 
12: It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
 
13: Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
 
14: The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
 
15: In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.
 
16: How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
 
17: The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
 
18: Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
 
19: Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
 
20: He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
 
21: The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
 
22: Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
 
23: The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
 
24: Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
 
25: There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
 
26: He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
 
27: An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
 
28: A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
 
29: A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
 
30: He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
 
31: The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
 
32: He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
 
33: The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

Proverbs Chapter Seventeen

1: Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
 
2: A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
 
3: The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.
 
4: A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
 
5: Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
 
6: Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
 
7: :Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
 
8: A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
 
9: He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
 
10: A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
 
11: An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
 
12: Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
 
13: Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
 
14: The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
 
15: He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
 
16: Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
 
17: A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
 
18: A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
 
19: He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
 
20: He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
 
21: He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
 
22: A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
 
23: A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
 
24: Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
 
25: A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
 
26: Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
 
27: He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
 
28: Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Proverbs Chapter Eighteen

1:Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
 
2: A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
 
3: When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
 
4: The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
 
5: It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
 
6: A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
 
7: :A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
 
8: The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
 
9: He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
 
10: The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
 
11: The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
 
12: Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
 
13: He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
 
14: The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
 
15: The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
 
16: A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
 
17: He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
 
18: The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
 
19: A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
 
20: A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
 
21: Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
 
22: Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
 
23: The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
 
24: A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Leave a comment