Scripture Readings

Monday, April 15, 2013

Proverbs 14:27-15:4 (Vespers, 2nd reading)

27
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.
28
In a multitude of people is a king’s honor, But in the lack of people is the downfall of a prince.
29
He who is slow to wrath has great understanding, But he who is impulsive exalts folly.
30
A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones.
31
He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.
32
The wicked is banished in his wickedness, But the righteous has a refuge in his death.
33
Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, But what is in the heart of fools is made known.
34
Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.
35
The king’s favor is toward a wise servant, But his wrath is against him who causes shame.
1
A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
2
The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.
3
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good.
4
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.