Good versus Evil

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No grave trouble will overtake the righteous (the good), but the wicked shall be filled with evil (Proverbs 12:21).

Evil pursues sinners, but to the righteous, good shall be repaid (Proverbs 13:21).

Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from his house (Proverbs 17:13).

The eyes of the Lord are in every place, watching the evil and the good (Proverbs 15:3).

Will they not go astray who devise evil? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good (Proverbs 14:22).

How many wars will Satan fight?
Parable of the Good Samaritan
How did devil tempt Eve and Job?

For God gives wisdom, and knowledge, and joy to a man who is good in His sight. But to the sinner He gives labor, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him who is good before God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind (Ecclesiastes 2:26).


Gathering of four witches
Gathering of four witches
Albrecht Durer, 1497

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil (Ecclesiastes 8:11).

Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act (Proverbs 3:27).

Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with those who fear God, who fear before Him (Ecclesiastes 8:12).

The Lord will not let good people go hungry, but he will keep the wicked from getting what they want (Proverbs 10:3).

This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event that happens to all. Yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead (Ecclesiastes 9:3).

What good people want always results in good; when the wicked get what they want, everyone is angry (Proverbs 11:23).

The wicked covet the catch of evil men, but the root of the righteous yields fruit. The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous will come through trouble (Proverbs 12:12 - 13).


World's Wit and Wisdom
Tact is the knack of making a
point without making an enemy.
Isaac Newton, 1642 - 1727

The offender never pardons.
George Herbert, 1593 - 1633

Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, He himself will fall into his own pit; but the blameless will inherit good (Proverbs 28:10).

There is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink and make his soul see good in his labor. This I also saw, that it was from the hand of God (Ecclesiastes 2:24).

Do not be hasty to leave his presence. Do not take a stand in an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases him (Ecclesiastes 8:3).

Whoever keeps the commandment shall feel no evil thing; and a wise man's heart discerns both time and judgment (Ecclesiastes 8:5).

The merciful man does himself good, but the cruel man does himself harm (Proverbs 11:17).


World's Wit and Wisdom
When a stupid man is
doing something he is
ashamed of, he always
declares that it is his duty.
George Bernard Shaw, 1856 - 1950

Nobody forgets where
he buried the hatchet.
Frank Hubbard, 1868 - 1930

The desire of the righteous is only good; but the expectation of the wicked is wrath (Proverbs 11:23).

For man also does not know his time; as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them (Ecclesiastes 9:12).

A good man will obtain favor from the Lord, but He will condemn a man who devises evil (Proverbs 12:2).

From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence (Proverbs 13:2).

Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come, and the years of old age draw near, when you shall say, 'I have no pleasure in them' (Ecclesiastes 12:1).

Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men . . . for they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day (Proverbs 4:14, 16 - 18).

A violent man lures his neighbor, leading him in a way that is not good (Proverbs 16:29).

But he who listens to me (wisdom) shall live securely and will be at ease from the dread of evil (Proverbs 1:33).

Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil (Proverbs 3:7).

Do not devise evil against your neighbor, for he dwells by you for safety's sake (Proverbs 3:29).

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate (Proverbs 8:13).

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good (Proverbs 19:8).

A wise man fears the Lord and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless (Proverbs 14:16).

He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, and he who pursues evil will bring about his own death (Proverbs 11:19).

The highway of the upright avoids evil; the one who guards his way protects his life (Proverbs 16:17).

Don’t say, 'I will avenge this evil!' Wait on the Lord, and He will rescue you (Proverbs 20:22).

The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, but the naive go on, and are punished for it (Proverbs 22:3).

A man with an evil eye hastens after riches, And does not consider that poverty will come upon him (Proverbs 28:22).

By transgression an evil man is snared, but the righteous sings and rejoices (Proverbs 29:6).

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold (Proverbs 22:1).

Evil men will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous (Proverbs 14:19).

For God shall bring every work into judgment, concerning every secret thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil (Ecclesiastes 12:14).

Who can find a virtuous woman? For her value is far above rubies. The heart of her husband trusts safely in her, so that he shall have no lack of gain. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life (Proverbs 31:10 - 12).

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