Good people celebrate when justice triumphs, but for the workers of evil it's a bad day.
Whoever wanders off the straight and narrow ends up in a congregation of ghosts.
You're addicted to thrills? What an empty life! The pursuit of pleasure is never satisfied.
What a bad person plots against the good, boomerangs; the plotter gets it in the end.
Better to live in a tent in the wild than with a cross and petulant spouse.
Valuables are safe in a wise person's home; fools put it all out for yard sales.
Whoever goes hunting for what is right and kind finds life itself - glorious life!
One sage entered a whole city of armed soldiers - their trusted defenses fell to pieces!
Watch your words and hold your tongue; you'll save yourself a lot of grief.
You know their names - Brash, Impudent, Blasphemer - intemperate hotheads, every one.
Lazy people finally die of hunger because they won't get up and go to work.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)