21 No grave trouble will overtake the righteous (the good), but the wicked shall be filled with evil. (Proverbs 12:21)
21 Evil pursues sinners, but to the righteous, good shall be repaid. (Proverbs 13:21)
13 Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from his house. (Proverbs 17:13)
10 You will become wise, and your knowledge will give you pleasure. 11 Your insight and understanding will protect you 12 and prevent you from doing the wrong thing. They will keep you away from people who stir up trouble by what they say 13 those who have abandoned a righteous life to live in the darkness of sin . . . (2:10 - 13)
31 Don't be jealous of violent people or decide to act as they do, 32 because the Lord hates people who do evil . . . 33 The Lord puts a curse on the homes of the wicked, but blesses the homes of the righteous. (3:31 - 33)
14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. 15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. 16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. 17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. 18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. (4:14 - 18)
World's Wit and Wisdom
Tact is the knack of making a
point without making an enemy.
Isaac Newton, 1642 - 1727
Wisdom comes alone
Aeschylus, 525 - 456 B.C.
22 His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, and he is caught in the cords of his sin. (5:22)
3 The Lord will not let good people go hungry, but he will keep the wicked from getting what they want. (10:3)
29 The way of the LORD is strength for the upright, but destruction will come to the workers of iniquity. 32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked what is perverse. (10:29, 32)
19 Anyone who is determined to do right will live, but anyone who insists on doing wrong will die. (11:19)
12 The wicked covet the catch of evil men, but the root of the righteous yields fruit. 13 The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous will come through trouble. (Proverbs 12:12 - 13)
23 What good people want always results in good; when the wicked get what they want, everyone is angry. (11:23)
World's Wit and Wisdom
The offender never pardons.
George Herbert, 1593 - 1633
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
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is His delight. (15:8)
29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous. (15:29)
7 The violence of the wicked will destroy them, because they refuse to do justice. (21:7)
15 It is a joy for the just to do justice, but destruction will come to the workers of iniquity. (21:15)
29. A wicked man hardens his face, but as for the upright, he establishes his way. (21:29)
15 Don't be like the wicked who scheme to rob honest people or to take away their homes. 16 No matter how often honest people fall, they always get up again; but disaster destroys the wicked. (24:15 - 16)
1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. (28:1)
10 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. (28:10)
10 The bloodthirsty hate the blameless, but the upright seek his well-being. (29:10)
16 When evil people are in power, crime increases. But the righteous will live to see the downfall of such people. (29:16)
27 The righteous hate the wicked, and the wicked hate the righteous. (Proverbs 29:27)
10. Who can find a virtuous woman? For her value is far above rubies. 11. The heart of her husband trusts safely in her, so that he shall have no lack of gain. 12. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. (Proverbs 31:10 - 12)