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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)

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. (Proverbs 22:19)

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. (3:25 - 26)

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

20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he. (16:20)

11. The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall in his own conceit. (18:11)

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

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

6. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. (27:6)

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

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

He who mistrusts most
should be trusted least.
Theognis, c. 545 B.C.

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

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. (5:15 - 19)

25. The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe. (29:25)

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

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

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

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

6 Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find? (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. (25:13)

World's Wit and Wisdom
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

A true friend is one who likes you
despite your achievements.
Arnold Bennett, 1867 - 1931

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

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. (Proverbs 31:10 - 11)

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