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Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD;

O Lord, hear my voice.

Let your ears be attentive

to my cry for mercy.

If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins,

O Lord, who could stand?

But with you there is forgiveness;

therefore you are feared.

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,

and in his word I put my hope.

My soul waits for the Lord

more than watchmen wait for the morning,

more than watchmen wait for the morning.

O Israel, put your hope in the LORD,

for with the LORD is unfailing love

and with him is full redemption.

He himself will redeem Israel

from all their sins.

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(Pro 1:7) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

(Pro 1:20f) Wisdom calls out an invitation to listen & learn. Too late some will call wisdom but not be answered, seek her but not find her.

(Pro 2:11f) Wisdom guards & delivers one from a seducing woman whose house sinks down to death.

(Pro 3:7) Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.

(Pro 3:11-12) Do not despise the LORD’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the LORD reproves as a father the son he delights in.

(Pro 3:18) Wisdom is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are happy. (3:24) Wisdom makes sleep sweet.

(Pro 4:6,8) Don’t forsake wisdom but love, prize and embrace her and she will keep, guard, exalt and honor you.

(Pro 5:3-4,8) The lips of a a forbidden woman drip honey but in the end she is bitter as wormwood. Don’t go near door of her house lest ruin

(Pro 5:15) Drink water from own cistern. Rejoice in wife, a lovely deer. Her breasts delight, intoxicated in her love not in other’s bosom.

(Pro 6:28,32) Cannot walk on hot coals and not burn feet. He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.

(Pro 7:4-5) Say to wisdom, You are my sister, Call insight your intimate friend, to keep you from l the adulteress with her smooth words.

(Pro 7:21) With seductive speech she persuades him;with smooth talk she compels him. He follows her not knowing it will cost him his life.

(Pro 8:22-30) The LORD possessed Wisdom at Creation as a master craftsman rejoicing beside him in whom God delighted.

(Pro 8:35) For whoever finds Wisdom finds life and obtains favor from the Lord.

(Pro 9:1-12) Lady Wisdom builds a house, sets a table, provides bread and wine and gives life to the simple who turn from their ways.

(Pro 9:13-18) Lady Folly is seductive and also calls out to simple – stolen water is sweet. Her guests are in the depths of Sheol – dead!

(Pro 10:8,10,11) A babbling fool will come to ruin. The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life. Chapter has lots about speech.

(Pro 11:14) Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

(Pro 12:1) Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. (Pro 12:4) Excellent wife is crown of her husband.

(Pro 12:18) Rash words are like sword thrusts. (Pro 12:25) Anxiety in man’s heart weighs him down but a good word makes him glad.

(Pro 13:12,14) Hope deferred makes the heart sick,but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. Teaching of wise is a fountain of life.

(Pro 14:13) Even in laughter the heart may ache and the end of joy may be grief. (Pro 14:27) Fear of LORD is a fountain of life from death.

(Pro 15:4) A gentle tongue is a tree of life. (Pro 15:8-9,26) The sacrifices, ways and thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD

(Pro 15:11) Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD; how much more the hearts of the children of man!

(Pro 16:6) By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the LORD one turns away from evil.

(Pro 16:33) The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.

(Pro 17:9) Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

(Pro 18:4) The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

(Pro 18:10) The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

(Pro 18:22) He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.

(Pro 19:22) What is desired in a man is steadfast love. (Pro 19:27) Cease to hear instruction & you will stray from the words of knowledge.

(Pro 20:5) The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.

(Pro 20:30) Blows that wound cleanse away evil; strokes make clean the innermost parts.

(Pro 21:1) The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will.

(Pro 21:30) No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the LORD.

(Pro 22:3) The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

(Pro 23:10-11) Do not move enter the fields of the fatherless for their Kinsman-Redeemer is strong & he will plead their cause against you.

(Pro 24:14) Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

(Pro 25:20) Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, and like vinegar on soda.

(Pro 25:28) A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.

(Pro 26:4-5) Answer not a fool according to his folly lest you be like him. Answer a fool according to his folly lest he think himself wise.

(Pro 26:20) For lack of wood the fire goes out …

(Pro 27:9) Oil and perfume make the heart glad and the sweetness of a friend comes from his/her earnest counsel.

(Pro 28:13) Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

(Pro 28:14) Blessed is the one who fears the LORD always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

(Pro 29:1) He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing.

(Pro 30:15-16) Three things are never satisfied; four never say "Enough" Sheol, the barren womb, dry land and fire that never says "Enough."

(Pro 30:18-19) Three things are too wonderful for me; four I do not understand …

(Pro 30:18-19) …the way of an eagle in sky, the way of a serpent on rock, the way of a ship on high seas & the way of a man with a woman.

(Pro 31) Wife is valuable, trusted, does good not harm, can make clothes, cooks, is industrious, buys property, grows food, brings joy …

(Pro 31) Wife works with strong arms, stays up late at night for her family, is generous, brings honour to husband at gate …

(Pro 31) Wife speaks wise and kind in words, fleeting beauty but fears the LORD, is praised by husband at gates.

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