Day 196

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 196

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Proverbs 22

22:1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
and favor is better than silver or gold.
The rich and the poor meet together;
the Lord is the maker of them all.
The prudent sees danger and hides himself,
but the simple go on and suffer for it.
The reward for humility and fear of the Lord
is riches and honor and life.
Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked;
whoever guards his soul will keep far from them.
Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.
The rich rules over the poor,
and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity,
and the rod of his fury will fail.
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed,
for he shares his bread with the poor.
10 Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out,
and quarreling and abuse will cease.
11 He who loves purity of heart,
and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.
12 The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,
but he overthrows the words of the traitor.
13 The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside!
I shall be killed in the streets!”
14 The mouth of forbidden women is a deep pit;
he with whom the Lord is angry will fall into it.
15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
16 Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth,
or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

17 Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise,
and apply your heart to my knowledge,
18 for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you,
if all of them are ready on your lips.
19 That your trust may be in the Lord,
I have made them known to you today, even to you.
20 Have I not written for you thirty sayings
of counsel and knowledge,
21 to make you know what is right and true,
that you may give a true answer to those who sent you?

22 Do not rob the poor, because he is poor,
or crush the afflicted at the gate,
23 for the Lord will plead their cause
and rob of life those who rob them.
24 Make no friendship with a man given to anger,
nor go with a wrathful man,
25 lest you learn his ways
and entangle yourself in a snare.
26 Be not one of those who give pledges,
who put up security for debts.
27 If you have nothing with which to pay,
why should your bed be taken from under you?
28 Do not move the ancient landmark
that your fathers have set.
29 Do you see a man skillful in his work?
He will stand before kings;
he will not stand before obscure men.

Galatians 6

6:1 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load.

One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

11 See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. 12 It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. 14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.

17 From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.


King James Version (KJV)


Proverbs 22:1-29

1A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.2The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.3A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.4By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.5Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.6Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.7The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.8He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.9He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.10Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.11He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.12The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.13The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.14The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.15Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.16He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.17Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.18For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.19That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.20Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,21That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?22Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:23For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.24Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:25Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.26Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.27If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?28Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.29Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Galatians 6:1-18

1Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.2Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.3For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.4But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.5For every man shall bear his own burden.6Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.7Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.8For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.9And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.10As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.11Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.12As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.13For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.14But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.15For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.16And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.17From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.18Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.


Study Journal Questions
  1. How does Proverbs illustrate the principle of sowing and reaping?
  2. How is someone who is caught in a transgression supposed to be restored?
  3. What will you reap based upon what you are sowing?
  4. How does Proverbs help us understand what it means to be crucified to the world as a new creation?
Together Challenge

Listen to the words of the wise and apply their knowledge to your heart.

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