Scripture Readings

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Proverbs 15:20-16:9 (Vespers, 2nd reading)

20
A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.
21
Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment, But a man of understanding walks uprightly.
22
Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established.
23
A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is!
24
The way of life winds upward for the wise, That he may turn away from hell below.
25
The Lord will destroy the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow.
26
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, But the words of the pure are pleasant.
27
He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.
28
The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.
29
The Lord is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.
30
The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, And a good report makes the bones healthy.
31
The ear that hears the rebukes of life Will abide among the wise.
32
He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding.
33
The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility.
1
The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
2
All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the spirits.
3
Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established.
4
The Lord has made all for Himself,
5
Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished.
6
In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity; And by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil.
7
When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
8
Better is a little with righteousness, Than vast revenues without justice.
9
A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.