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Wisdom and Guidance Proverbs

  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  • Proverbs 9:10 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
  • Proverbs 16:3 – “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
  • Proverbs 19:20 – “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.”
  • Proverbs 16:21 – “The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.”
  • Proverbs 3:9-10 – “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”
  • Proverbs 16:20 – “Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.”
  • Proverbs 15:33 – “Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor.”
  • Proverbs 22:4 – “Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.”
  • Proverbs 16:6 – “Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided.”
  • Proverbs 13:20 – “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”
  • Proverbs 19:21 – “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”
  • Proverbs 3:7 – “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.”
  • Proverbs 29:25 – “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.”
  • Proverbs 15:1 – “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
  • Proverbs 1:7 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
  • Proverbs 12:15 – “The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.”
  • Proverbs 11:14 – “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.”
  • Proverbs 13:18 – “Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.”
  • Proverbs 18:24 – “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
  • Proverbs 14:23 – “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
  • Proverbs 19:8 – “The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.”
  • Proverbs 16:24 – “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
  • Proverbs 27:17 – “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
  • Proverbs 15:22 – “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”

Trust and Dependence on God Proverbs

  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  • Proverbs 16:3 – “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
  • Proverbs 29:25 – “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.”
  • Proverbs 3:9-10 – “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”
  • Proverbs 16:20 – “Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.”
  • Proverbs 15:33 – “Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor.”
  • Proverbs 22:4 – “Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.”
  • Proverbs 16:6 – “Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided.”
  • Proverbs 3:7 – “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.”
  • Proverbs 3:24 – “When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.”
  • Proverbs 30:5 – “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”
  • Proverbs 14:26 – “Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.”
  • Proverbs 19:23 – “The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.”
  • Proverbs 28:25 – “The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.”
  • Proverbs 28:26 – “Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.”
  • Proverbs 2:6 – “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”
  • Proverbs 18:10 – “The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”
  • Proverbs 14:27 – “The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.”
  • Proverbs 1:7 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
  • Proverbs 12:15 – “The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.”
  • Proverbs 11:14 – “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.”
  • Proverbs 13:18 – “Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.”
  • Proverbs 15:22 – “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”
  • Proverbs 21:21 – “Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.”
  • Proverbs 12:28 – “In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.”

Humility and Integrity Proverbs

  • Proverbs 11:2 – “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”
  • Proverbs 10:9 – “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.”
  • Proverbs 15:33 – “Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor.”
  • Proverbs 22:4 – “Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.”
  • Proverbs 16:6 – “Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided.”
  • Proverbs 16:18 – “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”
  • Proverbs 18:12 – “Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.”
  • Proverbs 29:23 – “Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.”
  • Proverbs 13:10 – “Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.”
  • Proverbs 21:4 – “Haughty eyes and a proud heart—the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin.”
  • Proverbs 15:1 – “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
  • Proverbs 14:21 – “Whoever despises their neighbor sins, but blessed are those who are kind to the needy.”
  • Proverbs 14:31 – “Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”
  • Proverbs 15:4 – “The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.”
  • Proverbs 15:23 – “A person finds joy in giving an apt reply—and how good is a timely word!”
  • Proverbs 31:26 – “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”
  • Proverbs 21:23 – “Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.”
  • Proverbs 16:24 – “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
  • Proverbs 12:22 – “The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.”
  • Proverbs 17:28 – “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”
  • Proverbs 6:16-19 – “There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.”
  • Proverbs 31:8-9 – “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
  • Proverbs 22:22-23 – “Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the Lord will take up their case and will exact life for life.”
  • Proverbs 21:13 – “Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.”
  • Proverbs 22:9 – “The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”

Diligence and Hard Work Proverbs

  • Proverbs 10:4 – “Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.”
  • Proverbs 12:24 – “Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor.”
  • Proverbs 14:23 – “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
  • Proverbs 13:4 – “A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.”
  • Proverbs 22:29 – “Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.”

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