Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000622
00:14 Hello, and welcome to "His Words are Life."
00:16 I am Kelly Mower and today
00:18 we're going to be reading
00:19 from the Book of Proverbs,
00:20 but before we start let's pray together.
00:22 Dear God thank you so much
00:25 for the words of wisdom that we will hear today.
00:29 Please quiet the noise of anything else
00:33 in our thoughts that would be a distraction
00:36 to us hearing what you have for each of us
00:39 in these words.
00:40 Thank you for hearing this pray;
00:42 I pray it in your Son's name, amen.
00:46 I'm reading from Proverbs chapter 12
00:48 beginning with verse 7
00:51 and this is the King James Version.
00:52 The wicked are overthrown, and are not:
00:56 but the house of the righteous shall stand.
00:59 A man shall be commended according
01:02 to his wisdom: but he that
01:04 is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
01:08 He that is despised, and hath a servant,
01:10 is better than he that honoureth himself,
01:12 and lacketh bread.
01:13 A righteous man regardeth
01:16 the life of his beast:
01:17 but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
01:20 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied
01:24 with bread: but he that followeth
01:27 vain persons is void of understanding.
01:30 The wicked desireth the net of evil men:
01:34 but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.
01:37 The wicked is snared by the transgression
01:41 of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.
01:45 A man shall be satisfied with good
01:48 by the fruit of his mouth:
01:50 and the recompence of a man's hands
01:52 shall be rendered unto him.
01:53 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes:
01:56 but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
02:00 A fool's wrath is presently known:
02:03 but a prudent man covereth shame.
02:06 He that speaketh truth sheweth
02:09 forth righteousness:
02:11 but a false witness deceit.
02:14 There is that speaketh like the piercings
02:19 of a sword: but the tongue
02:21 of the wise is health.
02:23 The lip of truth shall be established for ever:
02:27 but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
02:31 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil:
02:34 but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
02:37 There shall no evil happen to the just:
02:42 but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
02:44 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD:
02:48 but they that deal truly are his delight.
02:50 A prudent man concealeth knowledge:
02:54 but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
02:57 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule:
03:02 but the slothful shall be under tribute.
03:05 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop:
03:11 but a good word maketh it glad.
03:14 The righteous is more excellent
03:17 than his neighbour:
03:18 but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
03:21 The slothful man roasteth not that
03:24 which he took in hunting:
03:25 but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
03:29 In the way of righteousness is life:
03:33 and in the pathway thereof there is no death.
03:37 Proverbs chapter 13,
03:40 and this is the King James Version.
03:41 A wise son heareth his father's instruction:
03:46 but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
03:49 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth:
03:53 but the soul of the transgressors
03:56 shall eat violence.
03:58 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life:
04:03 but he that openeth wide his lips
04:06 shall have destruction.
04:07 The soul of the sluggard desireth,
04:09 and hath nothing:
04:10 but the soul of the diligent
04:12 shall be made fat.
04:13 A righteous man hateth lying:
04:16 but a wicked man is loathsome,
04:18 and cometh to shame.
04:19 Righteousness keepeth him that is upright
04:23 in the way: but wickedness
04:25 overthroweth the sinner.
04:26 There is that maketh himself rich,
04:31 yet hath nothing:
04:32 there is that maketh himself poor,
04:36 yet hath great riches.
04:38 The ransom of a man's life are his riches:
04:41 but the poor heareth not rebuke.
04:43 The light of the righteous rejoiceth:
04:46 but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
04:48 Only by pride cometh contention:
04:53 but with the well advised is wisdom.
04:57 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished:
05:01 but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
05:04 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick:
05:09 but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
05:14 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed:
05:18 but he that feareth the commandment
05:20 shall be rewarded.
05:21 The law of the wise is a fountain of life,
05:25 to depart from the snares of death.
05:27 Good understanding giveth favour:
05:29 but the way of transgressors is hard.
05:32 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge:
05:36 but a fool layeth open his folly.
05:39 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief:
05:42 but a faithful ambassador is health.
05:45 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth
05:48 instruction: but he that regardeth
05:51 reproof shall be honoured.
05:52 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul:
05:56 but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
06:00 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise:
06:05 but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
06:10 Evil pursueth sinners:
06:13 but to the righteous good shall be repayed.
06:17 A good man leaveth an inheritance
06:20 to his children's children:
06:22 and the wealth of the sinners
06:24 is laid up for the just.
06:25 Much food is in the tillage of the poor:
06:29 but there is that is destroyed
06:31 for want of judgment.
06:32 He that spareth his rod hateth his son:
06:37 but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
06:41 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul:
06:45 but the belly of the wicked shall want.
06:49 Proverbs chapter 14,
06:53 and this is the King James Version.
06:55 Every wise woman buildeth her house:
06:59 but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
07:03 He that walketh in his uprightness
07:06 feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse
07:08 in his ways despiseth him.
07:09 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride:
07:13 but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
07:16 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean:
07:21 but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
07:26 A faithful witness will not lie:
07:29 but a false witness will utter lies.
07:31 A scorner seeketh wisdom,
07:34 and findeth it not:
07:35 but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
07:40 Go from the presence of a foolish man,
07:43 when thou perceivest
07:45 not in him the lips of knowledge.
07:47 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way:
07:51 but the folly of fools is deceit.
07:54 Fools make a mock at sin:
07:57 but among the righteous there is favour.
08:01 The heart knoweth his own bitterness;
08:05 and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
08:08 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown:
08:12 but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
08:16 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man,
08:21 but the end thereof are the ways of death.
08:25 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful;
08:29 and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
08:32 The backslider in heart shall be filled
08:34 with his own ways:
08:35 and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
08:38 The simple believeth every word:
08:42 but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
08:45 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil:
08:48 but the fool rageth, and is confident.
08:52 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly:
08:56 and a man of wicked devices is hated.
09:00 The simple inherit folly:
09:02 but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
09:05 The evil bow before the good;
09:07 and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
09:09 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour:
09:13 but the rich hath many friends.
09:15 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth:
09:18 but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
09:21 Do they not err that devise evil?
09:25 But mercy and truth shall be to them
09:28 that devise good.
09:29 In all labour there is profit:
09:33 but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
09:37 The crown of the wise is their riches:
09:41 but the foolishness of fools is folly.
09:43 A true witness delivereth souls:
09:48 but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
09:51 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence:
09:55 and his children shall have a place of refuge.
09:58 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life,
10:01 to depart from the snares of death.
10:03 In the multitude of people is the king's honour:
10:07 but in the want of people
10:08 is the destruction of the prince.
10:11 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding:
10:16 but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
10:21 A sound heart is the life of the flesh:
10:24 but envy the rottenness of the bones.
10:27 He that oppresseth the poor
10:28 reproacheth his Maker:
10:29 but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
10:33 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness:
10:36 but the righteous hath hope in his death.
10:39 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him
10:42 that hath understanding:
10:43 but that which is in the midst of fools
10:46 is made known.
10:47 Righteousness exalteth a nation:
10:50 but sin is a reproach to any people.
10:54 The king's favour is toward a wise servant:
10:58 but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.
11:02 Proverbs chapter 15,
11:05 this is the King James Version.
11:07 A soft answer turneth away wrath:
11:11 but grievous words stir up anger.
11:14 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright:
11:18 but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
11:21 The eyes of the LORD are in every place,
11:25 beholding the evil and the good.
11:27 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life:
11:30 but perverseness therein
11:33 is a breach in the spirit.
11:34 A fool despiseth his father's instruction:
11:38 but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
11:41 In the house of the righteous
11:44 is much treasure:
11:46 but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
11:49 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge:
11:52 but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
11:55 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination
11:58 to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright
12:00 is his delight. The way of the wicked
12:04 is an abomination unto the LORD:
12:05 but he loveth him that followeth
12:07 after righteousness.
12:08 Correction is grievous unto him
12:12 that forsaketh the way:
12:13 and he that hateth reproof shall die.
12:15 Hell and destruction are before the LORD:
12:18 how much more then the hearts
12:20 of the children of men?
12:21 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him:
12:25 neither will he go unto the wise.
12:27 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance:
12:30 but by sorrow of the heart
12:32 the spirit is broken.
12:33 The heart of him that hath understanding
12:37 seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools
12:40 feedeth on foolishness.
12:42 All the days of the afflicted are evil:
12:46 but he that is of a merry heart
12:49 hath a continual feast.
12:52 Better is little with the fear of the LORD
12:55 than great treasure and trouble therewith.
12:58 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is,
13:01 than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
13:04 A wrathful man stirreth up strife:
13:08 but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
13:13 The way of the slothful man
13:15 is as an hedge of thorns:
13:17 but the way of the righteous is made plain.
13:20 A wise son maketh a glad father:
13:23 but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
13:26 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom:
13:29 but a man of understanding
13:32 walketh uprightly.
13:33 Without counsel purposes are disappointed:
13:37 but in the multitude of counsellors
13:40 they are established.
13:42 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth:
13:46 and a word spoken in due season,
13:48 how good is it!
13:50 The way of life is above to the wise,
13:54 that he may depart from hell beneath.
13:56 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud:
14:01 but he will establish the border of the widow.
14:04 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination
14:07 to the LORD: but the words
14:08 of the pure are pleasant words.
14:10 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house;
14:14 but he that hateth gifts shall live.
14:17 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer:
14:21 but the mouth of the wicked
14:22 poureth out evil things.
14:25 The LORD is far from the wicked:
14:27 but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
14:29 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart:
14:33 and a good report maketh
14:35 the bones fat. Goodbye.