Scripture Readings

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Proverbs 13:19-14:6 (Vespers, 2nd reading)

19
A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20
He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
21
Evil pursues sinners, But to the righteous, good shall be repaid.
22
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
23
Much food is in the fallow ground of the poor, And for lack of justice there is waste.
24
He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.
25
The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul, But the stomach of the wicked shall be in want.
1
The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.
2
He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord, But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him.
3
In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, But the lips of the wise will preserve them.
4
Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; But much increase comes by the strength of an ox.
5
A faithful witness does not lie, But a false witness will utter lies.
6
A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it, But knowledge is easy to him who understands.