Day 027

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 027

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Proverbs 13

13:1 A wise son hears his father's instruction,
but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
From the fruit of his mouth a man eats what is good,
but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.
Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
The righteous hates falsehood,
but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.
Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless,
but sin overthrows the wicked.
One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing;
another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
The ransom of a man's life is his wealth,
but a poor man hears no threat.
The light of the righteous rejoices,
but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
10 By insolence comes nothing but strife,
but with those who take advice is wisdom.
11 Wealth gained hastily will dwindle,
but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself,
but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.
14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
that one may turn away from the snares of death.
15 Good sense wins favor,
but the way of the treacherous is their ruin.
16 In everything the prudent acts with knowledge,
but a fool flaunts his folly.
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
but a faithful envoy brings healing.
18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction,
but whoever heeds reproof is honored.
19 A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.
20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
21 Disaster pursues sinners,
but the righteous are rewarded with good.
22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children,
but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.
23 The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food,
but it is swept away through injustice.
24 Whoever spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
25 The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite,
but the belly of the wicked suffers want.

James 5:1-12

5:1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. 10 As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

12 But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.


King James Version (KJV)


Proverbs 13:1-25

1A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.2A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.3He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.4The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.5A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.6Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.7There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.8The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.9The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.10Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.11Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.12Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.13Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.14The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.15Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.16Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.17A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.18Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.19The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.20He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.21Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.22A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.23Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.24He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.25The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

James 5:1-12

1Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.2Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.3Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.4Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.5Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.6Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.7Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.8Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.9Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.10Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.11Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.12But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.


Study Journal Questions
  1. How is our waiting for the coming of the Lord similar to a farming waiting?
  2. How have you experienced God’s compassion and mercy?
  3. How is discipline an act of love?
  4. How are we affected by our companions and the people we talk with?
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