Give her of the fruit of her hands

Her children rise up and call her blessed;     her husband also, and he praises her: 29 “Many women have done excellently,     but you surpass them all.” 30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,     but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,     and let her works praise her in the Continue reading Give her of the fruit of her hands

Proverbs 29

English Standard Version (ESV) 29 He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck,     will suddenly be broken beyond healing. 2 When the righteous increase, the people rejoice,     but when the wicked rule, the people groan. 3 He who loves wisdom makes his father glad,     but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth. 4 By justice a king builds Continue reading Proverbs 29

Proverbs 27

English Standard Version (ESV) 27 Do not boast about tomorrow,     for you do not know what a day may bring. 2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;     a stranger, and not your own lips. 3 A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty,     but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both. 4 Wrath is cruel, anger Continue reading Proverbs 27

Proverbs 25

English Standard Version (ESV) More Proverbs of Solomon 25 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied. 2 It is the glory of God to conceal things,     but the glory of kings is to search things out. 3 As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth,     so the heart Continue reading Proverbs 25

Proverbs 24

English Standard Version (ESV) 24 Be not envious of evil men,     nor desire to be with them, 2 for their hearts devise violence,     and their lips talk of trouble. 3 By wisdom a house is built,     and by understanding it is established; 4 by knowledge the rooms are filled     with all precious and pleasant riches. 5 A wise man is Continue reading Proverbs 24

Proverbs 22

English Standard Version (ESV) 22 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,     and favor is better than silver or gold. 2 The rich and the poor meet together;     the Lord is the Maker of them all. 3 The prudent sees danger and hides himself,     but the simple go on and suffer for it. 4 The Continue reading Proverbs 22

Proverbs 21

English Standard Version (ESV) 21 The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord;     he turns it wherever he will. 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,     but the Lord weighs the heart. 3 To do righteousness and justice     is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. 4 Haughty Continue reading Proverbs 21

Proverbs 19

English Standard Version (ESV) 19 Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity     than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool. 2 Desire[a] without knowledge is not good,     and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way. 3 When a man’s folly brings his way to ruin,     his heart rages against the Continue reading Proverbs 19

Proverbs 18

English Standard Version (ESV) 18 Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire;     he breaks out against all sound judgment. 2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,     but only in expressing his opinion. 3 When wickedness comes, contempt comes also,     and with dishonor comes disgrace. 4 The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters;     the fountain of wisdom Continue reading Proverbs 18

Proverbs 17

English Standard Version (ESV) 17 Better is a dry morsel with quiet     than a house full of feasting[a] with strife. 2 A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully     and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. 3 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold,     and the Continue reading Proverbs 17

Proverbs 15

English Standard Version (ESV) 15 A soft answer turns away wrath,     but a harsh word stirs up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,     but the mouths of fools pour out folly. 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place,     keeping watch on the evil and the good. 4 A gentle[a] tongue is a tree Continue reading Proverbs 15

Proverbs 14

English Standard Version (ESV) 14 The wisest of women builds her house,     but folly with her own hands tears it down. 2 Whoever walks in uprightness fears theLord,     but he who is devious in his ways despises him. 3 By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back,[a]     but the lips of the wise will Continue reading Proverbs 14

Proverbs 10

English Standard Version (ESV) The Proverbs of Solomon 10 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 Continue reading Proverbs 10

Proverbs 8

New International Version (NIV) Wisdom’s Call 8 Does not wisdom call out?     Does not understanding raise her voice? 2 At the highest point along the way,     where the paths meet, she takes her stand; 3 beside the gate leading into the city,     at the entrance, she cries aloud: 4 “To you, O people, I call out;     I raise my Continue reading Proverbs 8

Proverbs 7

English Standard Version (ESV) Warning Against the Adulteress 7 My son, keep my words     and treasure up my commandments with you; 2 keep my commandments and live;     keep my teaching as the apple of your eye; 3 bind them on your fingers;     write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”     and Continue reading Proverbs 7

Proverbs 4

English Standard Version (ESV) A Father’s Wise Instruction 4 Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction,     and be attentive, that you may gain[a]insight, 2 for I give you good precepts;     do not forsake my teaching. 3 When I was a son with my father,     tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, 4 he taught me and said Continue reading Proverbs 4