Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.

 
 
 

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Proverbs

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1. The proverbs of Solomon ben-David, King of Israel.

2. To know wisdom and correction; to understand words of understanding;

3.to receive correction; to gain insight in righteousness, and judgment, and equity;

4.to give gullible people good sense, to the young man, knowledge and discretion;

5.— a wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will acquire good counsels —

6.to understand a proverb and a riddle, sayings of wise men and their enigmas.

7. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. Fools despise wisdom and correction.

8. Hear, my son, the correction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother,

9.for they will be a wreath of grace for your head and pendants for your neck.

10. My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent.

11. If they say, “Come with us! Let us lie in wait for blood. Let us wait in secret for the innocent man without cause.

12.Let us swallow them up alive like sheol, and whole, like those who go down to the pit.

13.All precious substance will we find; we will fill our houses with spoil.

14.Cast in your lot among us! We will have one purse together.”

15. My son, do not walk in the way with them; withhold your foot from their pathway,

16.for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.

17. (Surely, the net is futile which is spread in the sight of any bird.)

18. But they lie in wait for their own blood. They wait in secret for their own souls.

19. Thus are the paths of all who get gain by violence; it takes the soul of its owners.

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24. Because I called and you refused, I stretched out my hand and no one regarded it,

25.you disdained all my counsel, and did not want my reproof,

26.I will also laugh at your calamity. I will mock when your terror comes —

27.when your terror comes like a devastating storm and your calamity strikes like a tornado, when distress and anguish come upon you.

28. Then they will call on me, but I will not answer. They will seek me early, but they will not find me,

29.forasmuch as they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of Jehovah.

30. They would not receive my counsel; they spurned all my reproof.

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1. My son, if you will receive my words, and treasure up my commandments with you,

2.inclining your ear to wisdom, and applying your heart to understanding —

3.yes, if you cry out for discernment and lift your voice for understanding,

4.if you look for her as for silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures,

5.then you will understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God.

6. For Jehovah gives wisdom; out of his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

7. He treasures up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a buckler to those who walk blamelessly,

8.guarding the paths of judgment, and keeping the way of His holy one.

9. Then you will understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity — every good pathway!

10. For wisdom will enter into your heart, and knowledge will be a delight to your soul.

11. Discretion will keep you, understanding will guard you,

12.delivering you from the evil way, from men who speak perverse things,

13.who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness,

14.who are glad to do evil — they rejoice in evil perversities —

15.whose paths are twisted, and they are devious in their ways,

16.to deliver you from the strange woman, from the foreign woman who uses smooth words,

17. she who forsakes the husband of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God.

18. For her house worships death, and her ways glorify the dead.

19. None who go in to her will return, and they will not attain to the paths of life.

20. So that you may walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

21. For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

22. But the wicked shall be cut off from the land, and the treacherous shall be rooted out of it.

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1. Yield, children, to a father’s discipline, and incline your ear that you may become acquainted with understanding,

2.for I give you good instruction. Do not forsake my law!

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18.a heart that devises wicked schemes; feet that quickly run to evil;

19.a false witness that breathes out lies; and he who spreads discord among brothers.

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1.Does not wisdom call? And understanding give her voice?

2.At the top of high places, along the road, at the crossroads, she stands.

3.Beside the gates, at the entrance of the cities, at the doors, she cries out,

4.“Unto you, O men, I call, and my voice is to the children of Adam.

5.Understand subtlety, you simpletons! And you fools, be of an understanding heart!

6.Listen! For I speak of excellent things, and from the opening of my lips come right things.

7.My mouth will speak truth, and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

8.All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing twisted or crooked in them.

9.All of them are right to the one who understands, and upright to those who find knowledge.

10.Receive my reproof and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold,

11.for wisdom is better than rubies, and all that is desirable cannot compare with her.

12.I, wisdom, dwell with prudence; I uncover knowledge of cunning ways.

13.The fear of the Lord is to hate evil. I hate pride, haughtiness, an evil manner, and a perverse mouth.

14.Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom. I am understanding. I have strength.

15.By me, kings rule, and rulers make righteous decrees.

16.By me, princes and nobles reign, and all who judge rightly.

17.I love those who love me, and those who seek me will find me.

18.Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness.

19.My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, and my revenue better than choice silver.

20.I walk in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of justice,

21.to cause those who love me to inherit substance; I will fill their storehouses.

22.The Lord created me the beginning of His way, the first of His works.

23.I was anointed from eternity, before the beginning, before earth existed.

24.I was brought forth when there were no depths of the sea, when there were no springs abounding with water.

25.Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth.

26.When He had not made the earth, and the open fields, and the first elements of the world,

27.when He prepared the heavens, I was there. When He decreed a circle on the face of the deep,

28.when He established the thin clouds above, when He made strong the fountains of the sea,

29.when He made His decree for the sea, that the waters should not disobey His word, when He decreed the foundations of the earth,

30.I was at His side, like a master workman, daily His great delight, always laughing in His presence,

31. rejoicing in the world, His earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

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1. Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out her seven pillars.

2. She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; and she has set her table.

3. She has sent forth her maidens; she cries out from the highest places of the city,

4.“Whoever is unwise, let him turn in here.” To him lacking understanding, she says,

5.“Come! Eat of my bread, and drink of the wine I have mixed.

6. Forsake the foolish, and live! And walk in the way of understanding!”

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Footnotes

[1] Or, weak.

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