Come, let’s go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech."
Now therefore be wise, you kings. Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
a Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man?
God’s loving kindness endures continually.
A wise son listens to his father‘s instruction, but a scoffer doesn’t listen to rebuke.
A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold.
The schemes of folly are sin. The mocker is detested by men.
He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous"; peoples shall curse him, and nations shall abhor him—
For lack of wood a fire goes out. Without gossip, a quarrel dies down.
Better is open rebuke
than hidden love.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
although the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
Don’t forsake your friend and your father’s friend.
Don’t go to your brother’s house in the day of your disaster:
better is a neighbor who is near than a distant brother.
He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning,
it will be taken as a curse by him.
Iron sharpens iron;
so a man sharpens his friend’s countenance.
Proverbs 27:21 [NIV]
The crucible for silver,
and the furnace for gold;
but man is tested by the praise he receives.
Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain,
yet his foolishness will not be removed from him.
He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy.
Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.
In that day, Yahweh’s branch will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the beauty and glory of the survivors of Israel.
For they said, "Not during the feast, because there might be a riot of the people."
For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want to, you can do them good; but you will not always have me.
I tell you, no, but, unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way."
The chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him that very hour, but they feared the people — for they knew he had spoken this parable against them.
They said to her, "You are crazy!" But she insisted that it was so. They said, "It is his angel."