Most Relevant Verses
The man of many friends [a friend of all the world] will prove himself a bad friend, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
He who walks [as a companion] with wise men is wise, but he who associates with [self-confident] fools is [a fool himself and] shall smart for it.
Where there is no counsel, purposes are frustrated, but with many counselors they are accomplished.
A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.
Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down ( relax My hold on you)! [ Assuredly not!]
If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.
The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and discipline.
Hear counsel, receive instruction, and accept correction, that you may be wise in the time to come.
For while we were yet with you, we gave you this rule and charge: If anyone will not work, neither let him eat.
Now the serpent was more subtle and crafty than any living creature of the field which the Lord God had made. And he [Satan] said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every tree of the garden?
Happy and blessed shall he be who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock!
Wives, be subject (be submissive and adapt yourselves) to your own husbands as [a service] to the Lord.
The wise also will hear and increase in learning, and the person of understanding will acquire skill and attain to sound counsel [so that he may be able to steer his course rightly] -- "
Where no wise guidance is, the people fall, but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who listens to counsel is wise.
By pride and insolence comes only contention, but with the well-advised is skillful and godly Wisdom.
How much better it is to get skillful and godly Wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are lavish and deceitful.
The [consistently] righteous man is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked causes others to go astray.
Many a man proclaims his own loving-kindness and goodness, but a faithful man who can find?
Two are better than one, because they have a good [more satisfying] reward for their labor; For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!
Come close to God and He will come close to you. [Recognize that you are] sinners, get your soiled hands clean; [realize that you have been disloyal] wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your hearts [of your spiritual adultery].
Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.
Wealth [not earned but] won in haste or unjustly or from the production of things for vain or detrimental use [such riches] will dwindle away, but he who gathers little by little will increase [his riches].
Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own, You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body.
You are of your father, the devil, and it is your will to practice the lusts and gratify the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a falsehood, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar [himself] and the father of lies and of all that is false.
And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather be afraid of Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Gehenna).
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.
If anyone fails to provide for his relatives, and especially for those of his own family, he has disowned the faith [by failing to accompany it with fruits] and is worse than an unbeliever [who performs his obligation in these matters].
The wicked borrow and pay not again [for they may be unable], but the [uncompromisingly] righteous deal kindly and give [for they are able].
- Advice, Seeking Advice
- Bad Friends
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- Being A Friend
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- In Men's Presence
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