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5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. - Proverbs 3:5-7, NIV throughout

25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, 26 for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. - Proverbs 3:25-26

28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
Proverbs 11:28

26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.
Prov. 14:26

20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
Prov. 16:20

11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall.
Prov. 18:11

22 Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.
Prov. 20:22

31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.
Prov. 21:31


Wit and Wisdom from the World
He who mistrusts most should be trusted least.
Theognis, c. 545 B.C.
 
 
 
 
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17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips. 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you. - Prov. 22:19

25 A greedy man stirs up dissension, but he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.
Prov. 28:25

25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
Prov. 29:25

5 Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Prov. 30:5

15 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. 16 Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? 17 Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. 18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. 19 A loving doe, a graceful deer - may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love. - Prov. 5:15-19

13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
Prov. 11:13

17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
Prov. 13:17

Wit and Wisdom from the World
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790

5 A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.
Prov. 14:5

6 Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find?
Prov. 20:6

13 Like the coolness of snow at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the spirit of his masters. - Prov. 25:13

19 Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble.
Prov. 25:19

6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
Proverbs 27:6

20 A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
Proverbs 28:20

Wit and Wisdom from the World
One should never trust a woman who tells one her age.
A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything.
Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
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