ISAIAH 1010:1 Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees,and the writers who keep writing oppression, 2 to turn aside the needy from justiceand to rob the poor of my people of their right,that widows may be their spoil,and that they may make the fatherless their prey! 3 What will you do on the day of punishment,in the ruin that will come from afar?To whom will you flee for help,and where will you leave your wealth? 4 Nothing remains but to crouch among the prisonersor fall among the slain.For all this his anger has not turned away,and his hand is stretched out still. Judgment on Arrogant Assyria5 Woe to Assyria, the rod of my anger;the staff in their hands is my fury! 6 Against a godless nation I send him,and against the people of my wrath I command him,to take spoil and seize plunder,and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. 7 But he does not so intend,and his heart does not so think;but it is in his heart to destroy,and to cut off nations not a few; 8 for he says:“Are not my commanders all kings? 9 Is not Calno like Carchemish?Is not Hamath like Arpad?Is not Samaria like Damascus? 10 As my hand has reached to the kingdoms of the idols,whose carved images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria, 11 shall I not do to Jerusalem and her idolsas I have done to Samaria and her images?”
ISAIAH 11The Righteous Reign of the Branch11:1 There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. 2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,the Spirit of counsel and might,the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. 3 And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.He shall not judge by what his eyes see,or decide disputes by what his ears hear, 4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. 5 Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist,and faithfulness the belt of his loins.
PROVERBS 10The Proverbs of Solomon 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon.A wise son makes a glad father,but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. 2 Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit,but righteousness delivers from death. 3 The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry,but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. 4 A slack hand causes poverty,but the hand of the diligent makes rich. 5 He who gathers in summer is a prudent son,but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame. 6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous,but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. 7 The memory of the righteous is a blessing,but the name of the wicked will rot. 8 The wise of heart will receive commandments,but a babbling fool will come to ruin. 9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. 10 Whoever winks the eye causes trouble,and a babbling fool will come to ruin. 11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. 12 Hatred stirs up strife,but love covers all offenses. 13 On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found,but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense. 14 The wise lay up knowledge,but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near. 15 A rich man’s wealth is his strong city;the poverty of the poor is their ruin. 16 The wage of the righteous leads to life,the gain of the wicked to sin. 17 Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life,but he who rejects reproof leads others astray. 18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,and whoever utters slander is a fool. 19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking,but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. 20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver;the heart of the wicked is of little worth. 21 The lips of the righteous feed many,but fools die for lack of sense. 22 The blessing of the Lord makes rich,and he adds no sorrow with it. 23 Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool,but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding. 24 What the wicked dreads will come upon him,but the desire of the righteous will be granted. 25 When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more,but the righteous is established forever. 26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,so is the sluggard to those who send him. 27 The fear of the Lord prolongs life,but the years of the wicked will be short. 28 The hope of the righteous brings joy,but the expectation of the wicked will perish. 29 The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the blameless,but destruction to evildoers. 30 The righteous will never be removed,but the wicked will not dwell in the land. 31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,but the perverse tongue will be cut off. 32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable,but the mouth of the wicked, what is perverse.
TITUS 2Teach Sound Doctrine 2:1 But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. 2 Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. 6 Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. 7 Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, 8 and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. 9 Bondservants are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, 10 not pilfering, but showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.
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