Scripture Readings

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Proverbs 21:23-22:4 (Vespers, 2nd reading)

23
Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.
24
A proud and haughty man – “Scoffer” is his name; He acts with arrogant pride.
25
The desire of the lazy man kills him, For his hands refuse to labor.
26
He covets greedily all day long, But the righteous gives and does not spare.
27
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; How much more when he brings it with wicked intent!
28
A false witness shall perish, But the man who hears him will speak endlessly.
29
A wicked man hardens his face, But as for the upright, he establishes his way.
30
There is no wisdom or understanding Or counsel against the Lord.
31
The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But deliverance is of the Lord.
1
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.
2
The rich and the poor have this in common, The Lord is the maker of them all.
3
A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, But the simple pass on and are punished.
4
By humility and the fear of the Lord Are riches and honor and life.