A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.
The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
But Esau said, “ I have plenty, my brother; let what you have be your own.”
Now Joseph said to them on the third day, “Do this and live, for I fear God:
Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “ So may the gods do to me and even more, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.”
Ben-hadad sent to him and said, “May the gods do so to me and more also, if the dust of Samaria will suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me.”
Then he said, “If they have come out for peace, take them alive; or if they have come out for war, take them alive.”
But the former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people and took from them bread and wine besides forty shekels of silver; even their servants domineered the people. But I did not do so because of the fear of God.
“And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.’”
If I have lifted up my hand against the orphan, Because I saw I had support in the gate,
Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments.
Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,
By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the Lord one keeps away from evil.
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life.
How blessed is the man who fears always, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.
the beginning of his talking is folly and the end of it is wicked madness.
For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her.
And she went out and said to her mother, “What shall I ask for?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist.”
Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things and said to Him, “ We are not blind too, are we?”
abstain from every form of evil.