Day 025

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 025

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Proverbs 10

10:1 The proverbs of Solomon.

A wise son makes a glad father,
but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.
Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit,
but righteousness delivers from death.
The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry,
but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
A slack hand causes poverty,
but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
He who gathers in summer is a prudent son,
but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.
Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
The memory of the righteous is a blessing,
but the name of the wicked will rot.
The wise of heart will receive commandments,
but a babbling fool will come to ruin.
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.
10 Whoever winks the eye causes trouble,
but a babbling fool will come to ruin.
11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
12 Hatred stirs up strife,
but love covers all offenses.
13 On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found,
but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense.
14 The wise lay up knowledge,
but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.
15 A rich man's wealth is his strong city;
the poverty of the poor is their ruin.
16 The wage of the righteous leads to life,
the gain of the wicked to sin.
17 Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life,
but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.
18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
and whoever utters slander is a fool.
19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver;
the heart of the wicked is of little worth.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many,
but fools die for lack of sense.
22 The blessing of the Lord makes rich,
and he adds no sorrow with it.
23 Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool,
but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.
24 What the wicked dreads will come upon him,
but the desire of the righteous will be granted.
25 When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more,
but the righteous is established forever.
26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
so is the sluggard to those who send him.
27 The fear of the Lord prolongs life,
but the years of the wicked will be short.
28 The hope of the righteous brings joy,
but the expectation of the wicked will perish.
29 The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the blameless,
but destruction to evildoers.
30 The righteous will never be removed,
but the wicked will not dwell in the land.
31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,
but the perverse tongue will be cut off.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable,
but the mouth of the wicked, what is perverse.

James 3

3:1 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.

How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.


King James Version (KJV)


Proverbs 10:1-32

1The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.2Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.3The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.4He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.5He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.6Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.7The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.8The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.9He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.10He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.11The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.12Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.13In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.14Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.15The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.16The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.17He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.18He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.19In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.20The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.21The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.22The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.23It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.24The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.25As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.26As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.27The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.28The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.29The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.30The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.31The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.32The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.

James 3:1-18

1My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.2For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.3Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.4Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.5Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!6And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.7For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:8But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.9Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.10Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.11Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?12Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.13Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.14But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.15This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.16For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.17But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.18And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.


Study Journal Questions
  1. How does the way of the Lord bring protection to the righteous and destroy the evil doer?
  2. How can you tell if your wisdom is from above?
  3. What can we discern about our character and heart from the words that come out of our mouths?
  4. How have your words changed the course of your life?
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