When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate.
Whoever sheds man’s blood, his blood will be shed by man, for God made man in his own image.
Now, therefore, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son’s son. But according to the kindness that I have done to you, you shall do to me, and to the land in which you have lived as a foreigner."
The arrogant shall not stand in your sight. You hate all workers of iniquity.
Yahweh examines the righteous, but the wicked and him who loves violence his soul hates.
May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips,
and the tongue that boasts,
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt.
They have done abominable works.
There is none who does good.
They have all gone aside.
They have together become corrupt.
There is none who does good, no, not one.
He who doesn’t slander with his tongue,
nor does evil to his friend,
nor casts slurs against his fellow man;
he who doesn’t lend out his money for usury,
nor take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be shaken.
For he flatters himself in his own eyes, too much to detect and hate his sin.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Don’t fret, it leads only to evildoing.
aHave mercy on me, God, according to your loving kindness. According to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity.
Cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions.
My sin is constantly before me.
Against you, and you only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in your sight; that you may be proved right when you speak, and justified when you judge.
Your tongue plots destruction,
like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
You love evil more than good,
lying rather than speaking the truth.
You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue.
"Behold, this is the man who didn’t make God his strength,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches,
and strengthened himself in his wickedness."
No, in your heart you plot injustice. You measure out the violence of your hands in the earth.
Let them be like a snail which melts and passes away, like the stillborn child, who has not seen the sun.
Therefore pride is like a chain around their neck.
Violence covers them like a garment.
Their eyes bulge with fat.
Their minds pass the limits of conceit.
If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill.
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don’t remember you; if I don’t prefer Jerusalem above my chief joy.
A wise son listens to his father‘s instruction, but a scoffer doesn’t listen to rebuke.
Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close friends.
One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.
An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.
Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.
He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends.
A foolish son brings grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.
The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit; and everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman.
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—
A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools!
As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindling strife.
A stone is heavy, and sand is a burden; but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.
Better is open rebuke
than hidden love.
He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning,
it will be taken as a curse by him.
A continual dropping on a rainy day
and a contentious wife are alike:
Sheol a and Abaddon are never satisfied;
and a man’s eyes are never satisfied.
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.
A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.
It is not for kings, Lemuel;
it is not for kings to drink wine;
nor for princes to say, ‘Where is strong drink?’
lest they drink, and forget the law,
and pervert the justice due to anyone who is afflicted.
Let him drink, and forget his poverty,
and remember his misery no more.
She looks well to the ways of her household,
and doesn’t eat the bread of idleness.
Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it can’t redeem? or have I no power to deliver? Behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stink, because there is no water, and die for thirst.
"For, behold, the day comes, it burns as a furnace; and all the proud, and all who work wickedness, will be stubble; and the day that comes will burn them up," says Yahweh of Armies, "that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
He said to them, "Is it lawful on the Sabbath day to do good, or to do harm? To save a life, or to kill?" But they were silent.
Judas the son of James; and Judas Iscariot, who also became a traitor.
saying, "There was a judge in a certain city who didn’t fear God, and didn’t respect man.
Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered with the twelve.
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side, and woke him up, saying, "Stand up quickly!" His chains fell off from his hands.
And he went out and followed him. He didn’t know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he saw a vision.
The people shouted, "The voice of a god, and not of a man!"
Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he didn’t give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.
This I also did in Jerusalem. I both shut up many of the saints in prisons, having received authority from the chief priests, and when they were put to death I gave my vote against them.
Therefore he who resists the authority, withstands the ordinance of God; and those who withstand will receive to themselves judgment.
For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not give false testimony,"[a] "You shall not covet," [b] and whatever other commandments there are, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." [c]
Let us walk properly, as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and lustful acts, and not in strife and jealousy.
You have lived delicately on the earth, and taken your pleasure. You have nourished your hearts as in a day of slaughter.
But above all things, my brothers, don’t swear, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your “yes” be “yes,” and your “no,” “no;” so that you don’t fall under judgment.
and the prayer of faith will heal him who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
Confess your offenses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The insistent prayer of a righteous person is powerfully effective.
Brothers, if any among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back,
let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.