Proverbs on God
For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of good sense to the godly. He is their shield, protecting those who walk with integrity. He guards the path of justice and protects those who are faithful to him.
By wisdom the Lord founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens, by his knowledge the deep fountains of the earth burst forth, and the clouds poured down rain.
There are six things the Lord hates – no, seven things he detests: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent, a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong, a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord among brothers.
The Lord will not let the godly starve to death, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.
The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow to it.
The Lord hates the sacrifice of the wicked, but he delights in the prayers of the upright.
The Lord despises the ways of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue Godliness.
Even the depths of Death and Destruction are known by the Lord. How much more does he know the human heart!
People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives.
The Lord has made everything for his own purposes, even the wicked for punishment.
Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the Lord tests the heart.
The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the Godly run to him and are safe.
Ears to hear and eyes to see – both are gifts from the Lord.
Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.” Wait for the Lord to handle the matter.
How can we understand the road we travel? It is the Lord who directs our steps.
The horses are prepared for battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.
The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord made them both.
Do not rob the poor because they are poor or exploit the needy in court. For the Lord is their defender. He will injure anyone who injures them.
Don’t steal the land of defenseless orphans by moving the ancient boundary markers, for their Redeemer is strong. He himself will bring their charges against you.
The poor and the oppressor have this in common – the Lord gives light to the eyes of both.
Many seek the ruler’s favor, but justice comes from the Lord.
Every word of God proves true. He defends all who come to him for protection. Do not add to his words, or he may rebuke you, and you will be found a liar.