Proverbs 1:18-19; Proverbs 2:10; Proverbs 3:22; Proverbs 6:26; Proverbs 6:30; Proverbs 6:32; Proverbs 7:23; Proverbs 8:36; Proverbs 11:17; Proverbs 11:25; Proverbs 11:30; Proverbs 12:10; Proverbs 13:2-4; Proverbs 13:8; Proverbs 13:19; Proverbs 13:25; Proverbs 14:10; Proverbs 14:25; Proverbs 15:32; Proverbs 16:17; Proverbs 16:24; Proverbs 16:26; Proverbs 18:7; Proverbs 19:2; Proverbs 19:8; Proverbs 19:15-16; Proverbs 19:18; Proverbs 20:2; Proverbs 21:10; Proverbs 21:23; Proverbs 22:5; Proverbs 22:23; Proverbs 22:25; Proverbs 23:2; Proverbs 23:7; Proverbs 23:14; Proverbs 24:12; Proverbs 24:14; Proverbs 25:13; Proverbs 25:25; Proverbs 27:7; Proverbs 27:9; Proverbs 28:17; Proverbs 29:10; Proverbs 29:17; Proverbs 29:24; Proverbs 31:6
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But they lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives.
So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors.
For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
So they will be life to your soul And adornment to your neck.
For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life.
Men do not despise a thief if he steals To satisfy himself when he is hungry;
The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.
Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life.
"But he who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death."
The merciful man does himself good, But the cruel man does himself harm.
The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.
A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence.
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.
The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, But the poor hears no rebuke.
Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil.
The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, But the stomach of the wicked is in need.
The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy.
A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous.
He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb , Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
A worker's appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him on.
A fool's mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs.
He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.
Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger.
He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of conduct will die.
Discipline your son while there is hope, And do not desire his death.
The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.
The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.
He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.
Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards himself will be far from them.
For the LORD will plead their case And take the life of those who rob them.
Or you will learn his ways And find a snare for yourself.
And put a knife to your throat If you are a man of great appetite.
For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, "Eat and drink!" But his heart is not with you.
You shall strike him with the rod and rescue his soul from Sheol
If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work?
Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest Is a faithful messenger to those who send him, For he refreshes the soul of his masters.
Like cold water to a weary soul, So is good news from a distant land.
A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.
Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.
A man who is laden with the guilt of human blood Will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him.
Men of bloodshed hate the blameless, But the upright are concerned for his life.
Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul.
He who is a partner with a thief hates his own life; He hears the oath but tells nothing.
Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter.