It is sin to despise one's neighbors; blessed are those who help the poor.
If you plot evil, you will be lost; but if you plan good, you will be granted unfailing love and faithfulness.
Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty!
Wealth is a crown for the wise; the effort of fools yields only folly.
A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is a traitor.
Those who fear the LORD are secure; he will be a place of refuge for their children.
Fear of the LORD is a life-giving fountain; it offers escape from the snares of death.
A growing population is a king's glory; a dwindling nation is his doom.
Those who control their anger have great understanding; those with a hasty temper will make mistakes.
A relaxed attitude lengthens life; jealousy rots it away.
Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but those who help the poor honor him.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)