Day 482

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 482

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Proverbs 11:8-31

The righteous is delivered from trouble,
and the wicked walks into it instead.
With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor,
but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.
10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices,
and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.
11 By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,
but by the mouth of the wicked it is overthrown.
12 Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense,
but a man of understanding remains silent.
13 Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets,
but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.
14 Where there is no guidance, a people falls,
but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
15 Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm,
but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure.
16 A gracious woman gets honor,
and violent men get riches.
17 A man who is kind benefits himself,
but a cruel man hurts himself.
18 The wicked earns deceptive wages,
but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.
19 Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live,
but he who pursues evil will die.
20 Those of crooked heart are an abomination to the Lord,
but those of blameless ways are his delight.
21 Be assured, an evil person will not go unpunished,
but the offspring of the righteous will be delivered.
22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout
is a beautiful woman without discretion.
23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good;
the expectation of the wicked in wrath.
24 One gives freely, yet grows all the richer;
another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
25 Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
and one who waters will himself be watered.
26 The people curse him who holds back grain,
but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.
27 Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor,
but evil comes to him who searches for it.
28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall,
but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.
29 Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind,
and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
and whoever captures souls is wise.
31 If the righteous is repaid on earth,
how much more the wicked and the sinner!

1 Peter 4

4:1 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And

“If the righteous is scarcely saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”

19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.


King James Version (KJV)


Proverbs 11:8-31

8The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.9An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.10When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.11By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.12He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.13A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.14Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.15He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.16A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.17The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.18The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.19As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.20They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.21Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.22As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.23The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.24There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.25The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.26He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.27He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.28He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.29He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.31Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

1 Peter 4:1-19

1Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;2That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.3For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:4Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:5Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.6For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.7But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.8And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.9Use hospitality one to another without grudging.10As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.11If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.12Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:13But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.14If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.15But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.16Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.17For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?19Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.


Study Journal Questions
  1. What does today’s proverb teach us about the outcome of living righteously or wickedly?
  2. How does Peter describe the difference between the way a believer lives and an unbeliever lives?
  3. How does Peter teach us to glorify God in everything?
  4. How has your love covered a multitude of sins?
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