Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
Speaking recklessly is like the thrusts of a sword, but the words of the wise bring healing.
Speech that heals is like a life-giving tree, but a perverse tongue breaks the spirit.
Look, you have instructed many; you have strengthened feeble hands.
I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my allotted portion.
"People listened to me and waited silently; they kept silent for my advice.
The godly speak wise words and promote justice.
Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also taught knowledge to the people; he carefully evaluated and arranged many proverbs.
I will give you leaders who will be faithful to me. They will lead you with knowledge and insight.
As your words came to me I drank them in, and they filled my heart with joy and happiness because I belong to you.
Then when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these do?" He replied, "Yes, Lord, you know I love you." Jesus told him, "Feed my lambs."
1 Peter 5:2
Give a shepherd's care to God's flock among you, exercising oversight not merely as a duty but willingly under God's direction, not for shameful profit but eagerly.
Because they hated moral knowledge, and did not choose to fear the Lord,
And you will say, "How I hated discipline! My heart spurned reproof!
You have destroyed my people by failing to acknowledge me! Because you refuse to acknowledge me, I will reject you as my priests. Because you reject the law of your God, I will reject your descendants.
When anyone hears the word about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches what was sown in his heart; this is the seed sown along the path.
Now this is the basis for judging: that the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done.
Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no intention of acquiring wisdom?