Proverbs 1; Proverbs 2; 1 Corinthians 16

1 The parables of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel, 2 To know wisdom, and instruction: 3 To understand the words of prudence: and to receive the instruction of doctrine, justice, and judgment, and equity: 4 To give subtilty to little ones, to the young man knowledge and understanding. 5 A wise man shall hear, and shall be wiser: and he that understandeth shall possess governments. 6 He shall understand a parable and the interpretation, the words of the wise, and their mysterious sayings. 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction. 8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 9 That grace may be added to thy head, and a chain of gold to thy neck. 10 My son, if sinners shall entice thee, consent not to them. 11 If they shall say: Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood, let us hide snares for the innocent without cause: 12 Let us swallow him up alive like hell, and whole as one that goeth down into the pit. 13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoils. 14 Cast in thy lot with us, let us all have one purse. 15 My son, walk not thou with them, restrain thy foot from their paths. 16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. 17 But a net is spread in vain before the eyes of them that have wings. 18 And they themselves lie in wait for their own blood, and practise deceits against their own souls. 19 So the ways of every covetous man destroy the souls of the possessors. 20 Wisdom preacheth abroad, she uttereth her voice in the streets: 21 At the head of multitudes she crieth out, in the entrance of the gates of the city she uttereth her words, saying: 22 O children, how long will you love childishness, and fools covet those things which are hurtful to themselves, and the unwise hate knowledge? 23 Turn ye at my reproof: behold I will utter my spirit to you, and will shew you my words. 24 Because I called, and you refused: I stretched out my hand, and there was none that regarded. 25 You have despised all my counsel, and have neglected my reprehensions. 26 I also will laugh in your destruction, and will mock when that shall come to you which you feared. 27 When sudden calamity shall fall on you, and destruction, as a tempest, shall be at hand: when tribulation and distress shall come upon you: 28 Then shall they call upon me, and I will not hear: they shall rise in the morning, and shall not find me: 29 Because they have hated instruction, and received not the fear of the Lord, 30 Nor consented to my counsel, but despised all my reproof. 31 Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and shall be filled with their own devices. 32 The turning away of little ones shall kill them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. 33 But he that shall hear me, shall rest without terror, and shall enjoy abundance, without fear of evils.
1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and wilt hide my commandments with thee, 2 That thy ear may hearken to wisdom: incline thy heart to know prudence. 3 For if thou shalt call for wisdom, and incline thy heart to prudence: 4 If thou shalt seek her as money, and shalt dig for her as for a treasure: 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and shalt find the knowledge of God: 6 Because the Lord giveth wisdom: and out of his mouth cometh prudence and knowledge. 7 He wilt keep the salvation of the righteous, and protect them that walk in simplicity, 8 Keeping the paths of justice, and guarding the ways of saints. 9 Then shalt thou understand justice, and judgment, and equity, and every good path. 10 If wisdom shall enter into thy heart, and knowledge please thy soul: 11 Counsel shall keep thee, and prudence shall preserve thee, 12 That thou mayst be delivered from the evil way, and from the man that speaketh perverse things: 13 Who leave the right way, and walk by dark ways: 14 Who are glad when they have done evil, and rejoice in the most wicked things: 15 Whose ways are perverse, and their steps infamous. 16 That thou mayst be delivered from the strange woman, and from the stranger, who softeneth her words; 17 And forsaketh the guide of her youth, 18 And hath forgotten the covenant of her God: for her house inclineth unto death, and her paths to hell. 19 None that go in unto her, shall return again, neither shall they take hold of the paths of life. 20 That thou mayst walk in a good way: and mayst keep the paths of the just. 21 For they that are upright, shall dwell in the earth; and the simple shall continue in it. 22 But the wicked shall be destroyed from the earth: and they that do unjustly, shall be taken away from it.
1 Now concerning the collections that are made for the saints: as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, so do ye also. 2 On the first day of the week, let every one of you put apart with himself, laying up what it shall well please him: that when I come, the collections be not then to be made. 3 And when I shall be with you, whomsoever you shall approve by letters, them will I send to carry your grace to Jerusalem. 4 And if it be meet that I also go, they shall go with me. 5 Now I will come to you, when I shall have passed through Macedonia. For I shall pass through Macedonia. 6 And with you perhaps I shall abide, or even spend the winter: that you may bring me on my way whithersoever I shall go. 7 For I will not see you now by the way: for I trust that I shall abide with you some time, if the Lord permit. 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus, until Pentecost. 9 For a great door and evident is opened unto me: and many adversaries. 10 Now if Timothy come, see that he be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do. 11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct ye him on his way in peace, that he may come to me. For I look for him with the brethren. 12 And touching our brother Apollo, I give you to understand that I much entreated him to come unto you with the brethren: and indeed it was not his will at all to come at this time. But he will come when he shall have leisure. 13 Watch ye: stand fast in the faith: do manfully and be strengthened. 14 Let all your things be done in charity. 15 And I beseech you, brethren, you know the house of Stephanus, and of Fortunatus, and of Achaicus, that they are the firstfruits of Achaia, and have dedicated themselves to the ministry of the saints: 16 That you also be subject to such and to every one that worketh with us and laboureth. 17 And I rejoice in the presence of Stephanus and Fortunatus and Achaicus: because that which was wanting on your part, they have supplied. 18 For they have refreshed both my spirit and yours. Know them, therefore, that are such. 19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house, with whom I also lodge. 20 All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss. 21 The salutation of me Paul, with my own hand. 22 If any man love not our Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema, maranatha. 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 24 My charity be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
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