Day 427

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 427

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Proverbs 24

24:1 Be not envious of evil men,
nor desire to be with them,
for their hearts devise violence,
and their lips talk of trouble.

By wisdom a house is built,
and by understanding it is established;
by knowledge the rooms are filled
with all precious and pleasant riches.
A wise man is full of strength,
and a man of knowledge enhances his might,
for by wise guidance you can wage your war,
and in abundance of counselors there is victory.
Wisdom is too high for a fool;
in the gate he does not open his mouth.

Whoever plans to do evil
will be called a schemer.
The devising of folly is sin,
and the scoffer is an abomination to mankind.

10 If you faint in the day of adversity,
your strength is small.
11 Rescue those who are being taken away to death;
hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
12 If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it,
and will he not repay man according to his work?

13 My son, eat honey, for it is good,
and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.
14 Know that wisdom is such to your soul;
if you find it, there will be a future,
and your hope will not be cut off.

15 Lie not in wait as a wicked man against the dwelling of the righteous;
do no violence to his home;
16 for the righteous falls seven times and rises again,
but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.

17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,
18 lest the Lord see it and be displeased,
and turn away his anger from him.

19 Fret not yourself because of evildoers,
and be not envious of the wicked,
20 for the evil man has no future;
the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

21 My son, fear the Lord and the king,
and do not join with those who do otherwise,
22 for disaster will arise suddenly from them,
and who knows the ruin that will come from them both?

23 These also are sayings of the wise.

Partiality in judging is not good.
24 Whoever says to the wicked, “You are in the right,”
will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations,
25 but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight,
and a good blessing will come upon them.
26 Whoever gives an honest answer
kisses the lips.

27 Prepare your work outside;
get everything ready for yourself in the field,
and after that build your house.

28 Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause,
and do not deceive with your lips.
29 Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me;
I will pay the man back for what he has done.”

30 I passed by the field of a sluggard,
by the vineyard of a man lacking sense,
31 and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns;
the ground was covered with nettles,
and its stone wall was broken down.
32 Then I saw and considered it;
I looked and received instruction.
33 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest,
34 and poverty will come upon you like a robber,
and want like an armed man.

1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

12 We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. 15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies, 21 but test everything; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.

23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.

25 Brothers, pray for us.

26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.

27 I put you under oath before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.

28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.


King James Version (KJV)


Proverbs 24:1-35

1Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.2For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.3Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:4And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.5A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.6For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.7Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.8He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.9The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.10If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.11If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;12If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?13My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:14So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.15Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:16For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.17Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:18Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.19Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked;20For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.21My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:22For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?23These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.24He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:25But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.26Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.27Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.28Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.29Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.30I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;31And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.32Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.33Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:34So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

12And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;13And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.14Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.15See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.16Rejoice evermore.17Pray without ceasing.18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.19Quench not the Spirit.20Despise not prophesyings.21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.22Abstain from all appearance of evil.23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.24Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.25Brethren, pray for us.26Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.27I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.28The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.


Study Journal Questions
  1. How should we respond when our enemies fall?
  2. Why should we warn an idle sluggard?
  3. What is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus?
  4. Who has God placed over you, and how do you honor them?
Together Challenge

Affectionately greet your brothers and sisters in Christ!

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