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"Therefore, O LORD, our God, save us from the power of this man, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone, O LORD, are God." [2KGS 19:19]

The king went up to the temple of the LORD with all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem: priests, prophets, and all the people, small and great. He had the entire contents of the book of the covenant that had been found in the temple of the LORD, read out to them. [2KGS 23:2]

And from day to day men kept coming to David's help until there was a vast encampment, like an encampment of angels. [1CHRON 12:23]

However, a son is to be born to you. He will be a peaceful man, and I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side. For Solomon shall be his name, and in his time I will bestow peace and tranquility on Israel. [1CHRON 22:9]

But God said to me, 'You may not build a house in my honor, for you are a man who fought wars and shed blood.' [1CHRON 28:3]

King David then said to the whole assembly: "My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen, is still young and immature; the work, however, is great, for this castle is not intended for man, but for the LORD God." [1CHRON 29:1]

He said: "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who with his own mouth made a promise to my father David and by his own hands brought it to fulfillment. He said: 'Since the day I brought my people out of the land of Egypt, I have not chosen any city from among all the tribes of Israel for the building of a temple to my honor, nor have I chosen any man to be commander of my people Israel; but now I choose Jerusalem, where I shall be honored, and I choose David to rule my people Israel.'" [2CHRON 6:4-6]

"Can it indeed be that God dwells with mankind on earth? If the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain you, how much less this temple which I have built!" [2CHRON 6:18]

Asa called upon the LORD, his God, praying: "O LORD, there is none like you to help the powerless against the strong. Help us, O LORD, our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this multitude. You are the LORD, our God; let no man prevail against you." [2CHRON 14:10]

Jehoshaphat dwelt in Jerusalem; but he went out again among the people from Beer-sheba to the highlands of Ephraim and brought them back to the LORD, the God of their fathers. He appointed judges in the land, in all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city, and he said to them: "Take care what you do, for you are judging, not on behalf of man, but on behalf of the LORD; he judges with you. And now, let the fear of the LORD be upon you. Act carefully, for with the LORD, our God there is no injustice, no partiality, no bribe-taking." [2CHRON 19:4-7]

The workmen labored, and the task of restoration progressed under their hands. They restored the house of God according to its original form, and reinforced it. [2CHRON 24:13]

Though the Aramean force came with few men, the LORD surrendered a very large force into their power, because Judah had abandoned the LORD, the God of their fathers. So punishment was meted out to Joash. [2CHRON 24:24]

But after he had become strong, he became proud to his own destruction and broke faith with the LORD, his God. He entered the temple of the LORD to make an offering on the altar of incense. But Azariah the priest, and with him eighty other priests of the LORD, courageous men, followed him. They opposed King Uzziah, saying to him: "It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the LORD, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron, who have been consecrated for this purpose. Leave the sanctuary, for you have broken faith and no longer have a part in the glory that comes from the LORD God." [2CHRON 26:16-18] 

For Pekah, son of Remaliah, slew one hundred and twenty thousand of Judah in a single day, all of them valiant men, because they had abandoned the LORD, the God of their fathers. [2CHRON 28:6]

The sons of Aaron, the priests who lived on the lands attached to their cities, had in every city men designated by name to distribute portions to every male among the priests and to every Levite listed in the family records. This Hezekiah did in all Judah. He did what was good, upright and faithful before the LORD, his God. Everything that he undertook, for the service of the house of God or for the law and the commandments, was to do the will of his God. He did this wholeheartedly, and he prospered. [2CHRON 31:19-21]

Many of the priests, Levites, and family heads, the old men who had seen the former house, cried out in sorrow as they watched the foundation of the present house being laid. Many others, however, lifted up their voices in shouts of joy, and no one could distinguish the sound of the joyful shouting from the sound of those who were weeping; for the people raised a mighty clamor which was heard afar off. [EZRA 3:12-13]

We then questioned the elders, addressing to them the following words: 'Who issued the decree for you to build this house and raise this edifice?' We also asked them their names, to report them to you in a list of the men who are their leaders. This was their answer to us: 'We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and we are rebuilding the house built here long years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished. But because our fathers provoked the wrath of the God of heaven, he delivered them into the power of the Chaldean, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, who destroyed this house and led the people captive to Babylon. However, in the first year of Cyrus, king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree for the rebuilding of this house of God.' [EZRA 5:9-13]

The words of Nehemiah, the son of Hacaliah. In the month Chislev of the twentieth year, I was in the citadel of Susa when Hanani, one of my brothers, came with other men from Judah. I asked them about the Jews, the remnant preserved after the captivity, and about Jerusalem, and they answered me: "The survivors of the captivity there in the province are in great distress and under reproach. Also, the wall of Jerusalem lies breached, and its gates have been gutted with fire." When I heard this report, I began to weep and continued mourning for several days; I fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. [NEH 1:1-4]

I made an inspection, then addressed these words to the nobles, the magistrates, and the rest of the people: "Have no fear of them! Keep in mind the LORD, who is great and to be feared, and fight for your brethren, your sons and daughters, your wives and your homes." When our enemies became aware that we had been warned and that God had upset their plan, we all went back, each to his own task at the wall. From that time on, however, only half my able men took a hand in the work, while the other half, armed with spears, bucklers, bows, and breastplates, stood guard behind the whole house of Judah as they rebuilt the wall. The load carriers, too, were armed; each did his work with one hand and held a weapon with the other. [NEH 4:8-11]

They answered: "We will return everything and exact nothing further from them. We will do just what you ask." Then I called for the priests and had them administer an oath to these men that they would do as they had promised. I also shook out the folds of my garment, saying, "Thus may God shake from his home and his fortune every man who fails to keep this promise, and may he thus be shaken out and emptied!" And the whole assembly answered, "Amen," and praised the LORD. Then the people did as they had promised. [NEH 5:12-13]

The earlier governors, my predecessors, had laid a heavy burden on the people, taking from them each day forty silver shekels for their food; then too, their men oppressed the people. But I, because I feared God, did not act thus. Moreover, though I had acquired no land of my own, I did my part in this work on the wall, and all my men were gathered there for the work. [NEH 5:15-16]

I went to the house of Shemaiah, son of Delaiah, son of Mehetabel, who was unable to go about, and he said: "Let us meet in the house of God, inside the temple building; let us lock the doors of the temple. For men are coming to kill you; by night they are coming to kill you." My answer was: "A man like me take flight? Can a man like me enter the temple to save his life? I will not go!" [NEH 6:10-11]

You bore witness against them, in order to bring them back to your law. But they were insolent and would not obey your commandments; they sinned against your ordinances, from which men draw life when they practice them. They turned stubborn backs, stiffened their necks, and would not obey. [NEH 9:29]

The leaders of the people took up residence in Jerusalem, and the rest of the people cast lots to bring one man in ten to reside in Jerusalem, the holy city, while the other nine would remain in the other cities. The people applauded all those men who willingly agreed to take up residence in Jerusalem. [NEH 11:1-2]

When I reached manhood, I married Anna, a woman of our own lineage. By her I had a son whom I named Tobiah. [TOBIT 1:9]

The table was set for me, and when many different dishes were placed before me, I said to my son Tobiah: "My son, go out and try to find a poor man from among our kinsmen exiled here in Nineveh. If he is a sincere worshiper of God, bring him back with you, so that he can share this meal with me. Indeed, son, I shall wait for you to come back." [TOBIT 2:2]

"Do not keep with you overnight the wages of any man who works for you, but pay him immediately. If you thus behave as God's servant, you will receive your reward. Keep a close watch on yourself, my son, in everything you do, and discipline yourself in all your conduct." [TOBIT 4:14]

"Seek counsel from every wise man, and do not think lightly of any advice that can be useful." [TOBIT 4:18]

At all times bless the Lord God, and ask him to make all your paths straight and to grant success to all your endeavors and plans. For no pagan nation possesses good counsel, but the Lord himself gives all good things. If the Lord chooses, he raises a man up; but if he should decide otherwise, he casts him down to the deepest recesses of the nether world. So now, my son, keep in mind my commandments, and never let them be erased from your heart. [TOBIT 4:19]

"Do not be discouraged, my child, because of our poverty. You will be a rich man if you fear God, avoid all sin, and do what is right before the Lord your God." [TOBIT 4:21]

Tobit exclaimed: "Welcome! God save you, brother! Do not be provoked with me, brother, for wanting to learn the truth about your family. So it turns out that you are a kinsman, and from a noble and good line! I knew Hananiah and Nathaniah, the two sons of Shemaiah the elder; with me they used to make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, where we would worship together. No, they did not stray from the right path; your kinsmen are good men. You are certainly of good lineage, and welcome!" [TOBIT 5:14]

"So now I too am afraid of this demon. Because he loves her, he does not harm her; but he does slay any man who wishes to come close to her. I am my father's only child. If I should die, I would bring my father and mother down to their grave in sorrow over me. And they have no other son to bury them!" [TOBIT 6:15]

"I have given her in marriage to seven men, all of whom were kinsmen of ours, and all died on the very night they approached her. But now, son, eat and drink. I am sure the Lord will look after you both." Tobiah answered, "I will eat or drink nothing until you set aside what belongs to me." Raguel said to him: "I will do it. She is yours according to the decree of the Book of Moses. Your marriage to her has been decided in heaven! Take your kinswoman; from now on you are her love, and she is your beloved. She is yours today and ever after. And tonight, son, may the Lord of heaven prosper you both. May he grant you mercy and peace." [TOBIT 7:11]

You made Adam and you gave him his wife Eve to be his help and support; and from these two the human race descended. You said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone; let us make him a partner like himself.' [TOBIT 8:6]

But Tobit kept telling her: "Hush, do not think about it, my love; he is safe! Probably they have to take care of some unexpected business there. The man who is traveling with him is trustworthy, and is one of our own kinsmen. So do not worry over him, my love. He will be here soon." [TOBIT 10:6]

Raphael called the two men aside privately and said to them: "Thank God! Give him the praise and the glory. Before all the living, acknowledge the many good things he has done for you, by blessing and extolling his name in song. Before all men, honor and proclaim God's deeds, and do not be slack in praising him." [TOBIT 12:6]

"I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord." Stricken with fear, the two men fell to the ground. But Raphael said to them: "No need to fear; you are safe. Thank God now and forever." [TOBIT 12:15-17]

"As for me, I exalt my God, and my spirit rejoices in the King of heaven. Let all men speak of his majesty, and sing his praises in Jerusalem." [TOBIT 13:7-8]

Happy are those who love you, and happy those who rejoice in your prosperity. Happy are all the men who shall grieve over you, over all your chastisements, For they shall rejoice in you as they behold all your joy forever. [TOBIT 13:14]

All the men of Israel cried to God with great fervor and did penance - they, along with their wives, and children, and domestic animals. All their resident aliens, hired laborers, and slaves also girded themselves with sackcloth. And all the Israelite men, women and children who lived in Jerusalem prostrated themselves in front of the temple building, with ashes strewn on their heads, displaying their sackcloth covering before the Lord. [JDTH 4:9-11]

It is not for you to make the Lord our God give surety for his plans. "God is not man that he should be moved by threats, nor human, that he may be given an ultimatum." [JDTH 8:16]

"Your strength is not in numbers, nor does your power depend upon stalwart men; but you are the God of the lowly, the helper of the oppressed, the supporter of the weak, the protector of the forsaken, the savior of those without hope." [JDTH 9:11]

She chose sandals for her feet, and put on her anklets, bracelets, rings, earrings, and all her other jewelry. Thus she made herself very beautiful, to captivate the eyes of all the men who should see her. [JDTH 10:4]

All the women of Israel gathered to see her; and they blessed her and performed a dance in her honor. She took branches in her hands and distributed them to the women around her, and she and the other women crowned themselves with garlands of olive leaves. At the head of all the people, she led the women in the dance, while the men of Israel followed in their armor, wearing garlands and singing hymns. [JDTH 15:12-13]

When those days were over, each one returned to his inheritance. Judith went back to Bethulia and remained on her estate. For the rest of her life she was renowned throughout the land. Many wished to marry her, but she gave herself to no man all the days of her life from the time of the death and burial of her husband, Manasseh. [JDTH 16:21-22]

He sent letters to all the royal provinces, to each province in its own script and to each people in its own language, to the effect that every man should be lord in his own home. [ESTH 1:22]

But I acted as I did so as not to place the honor of man above that of God. I will not bow down to anyone but you, my Lord. It is not out of pride that I am acting thus. [ESTH C:7]

Not only do they drive out gratitude from among men; with the arrogant boastfulness of those to whom goodness has no meaning, they suppose they will escape the vindictive judgment of the all-seeing God. [ESTH E:4]

In those days there appeared in Israel men who were breakers of the law, and they seduced many people, saying: "Let us go and make an alliance with the Gentiles all around us; since we separated from them, many evils have come upon us." [1MACC 1:11]

And there was great mourning for Israel, in every place where they dwelt, and the rulers and the elders groaned. Virgins and young men languished, and the beauty of the women was disfigured. [1MACC 1:25-26]

Then they built up the City of David with a high, massive wall and strong towers, and it became their citadel. There they installed a sinful race, perverse men, who fortified themselves inside it, storing up weapons and provisions, and depositing there the plunder they had collected from Jerusalem. And they became a great threat. [1MACC 1:33-35]

"Her temple has become like a man disgraced, her glorious ornaments have been carried off as spoils" [Taken from 1MACC 2:8-9]

Do not fear the words of a sinful man, for his glory ends in corruption and worms. [1MACC 2:62]

"Here is your brother Simeon who I know is a wise man; listen to him always, and he will be a father to you." [1MACC 2:65]

The men in the citadel were hemming in Israel around the sanctuary, continually trying to harm them and to strengthen the Gentiles. [1MACC 6:18]

The Jews countered by setting up machines of their own, and kept up the fight a long time. But there were no provisions in the storerooms, because it was the seventh year, and the tide-over provisions had been eaten up by those who had been rescued from the Gentiles and brought to Judea. Few men remained in the sanctuary; the rest scattered, each to his own home, for the famine was too much for them. [1MACC 6:52-54]

Then all the lawless and impious men of Israel came to him. They were led by Alcimus, who desired to be high priest. [1MACC 7:5]

They entrusted their government to one man every year, to rule over their entire country, and they all obeyed that one, and there was no envy or jealousy among them. [1MACC 8:16]

King Alexander heard of the promises that Demetrius had made to Jonathan; he was also told of the battles and valiant deeds of Jonathan and his brothers and the troubles that they had endured. He said, "Shall we ever find another man like him? Let us now make him our friend and ally." [1MACC 10:15-16]

Thus all these men of Jonathan came safely into the land of Judah. They mourned over Jonathan and his men, and were in great fear, and all Israel fell into deep mourning. [1MACC 12:52]

So Simon mustered all the men able to fight, and quickly completing the walls of Jerusalem, fortified it on every side. [1MACC 13:10]

"I have now grown old, but you, by the mercy of Heaven, have come to man's estate. Take my place and my brother's, and go out and fight for our nation; and may the help of Heaven be with you!" [1MACC 16:3]

As the architect of a new house must give his attention to the whole structure, while the man who undertakes the decoration and the frescoes has only to concern himself with what is needed for ornamentation, so I think it is with us. [2MACC 2:29]

Whoever saw the appearance of the high priest was pierced to the heart, for the changed color of his face manifested the anguish of his soul. The terror and bodily trembling that had come over the man clearly showed those who saw him the pain that lodged in his heart. People rushed out of their houses in crowds to make public supplication, because the Place was in danger of being profaned. [2MACC 3:16-18]

Then two other young men, remarkably strong, strikingly beautiful, and splendidly attired, appeared before him. Standing on each side of him, they flogged him unceasingly until they had given him innumerable blows. Suddenly he fell to the ground, enveloped in great darkness. Men picked him up and laid him on a stretcher. The man who a moment before had entered that treasury with a great retinue and his whole bodyguard was carried away helpless, having clearly experienced the sovereign power of God. While he lay speechless and deprived of all hope of aid, due to an act of God's power, the Jews praised the Lord who had marvelously glorified his holy Place; and the temple, charged so shortly before with fear and commotion, was filled with joy and gladness, now that the almighty Lord had manifested himself. [2MACC 3:26-30]

"Since you have been scourged by Heaven, proclaim to all men the majesty of God's power." When they had said this, they disappeared. [2MACC 3:34]

Before all men he gave witness to the deeds of the most high God that he had seen with his own eyes. When the king asked Heliodorus who would be a suitable man to be sent to Jerusalem next, he answered: "If you have an enemy or a plotter against the government, send him there, and you will receive him back well-flogged, if indeed he survives at all; for there is certainly some special divine power about the Place. He who has his dwelling in heaven watches over that Place and protects it, and he strikes down and destroys those who come to harm it." This was how the matter concerning Heliodorus and the preservation of the treasury turned out. [2MACC 3:36-40]

So he had recourse to the king, not as an accuser of his countrymen, but as a man looking to the general and particular good of all the people. [2MACC 4:5]

Then Jason, who had cheated his own brother and now saw himself cheated by another man, was driven out as a fugitive to the country of the Ammonites. [2MACC 4:26]

As the crowds, now thoroughly enraged, began to riot, Lysimachus launched an unjustified attack against them with about three thousand armed men under the leadership of Auranus, a man as advanced in folly as he was in years. [2MACC 4:40]

If they had not become entangled in so many sins, this man, like Heliodorus, who was sent by King Seleucus to inspect the treasury, would have been flogged and turned back from his presumptuous action as soon as he approached. [2MACC 5:18]

When this man arrived in Jerusalem, he pretended to be peacefully disposed and waited until the holy day of the sabbath; then, finding the Jews refraining from work, he ordered his men to parade fully armed. [2MACC 5:25]

A man could not keep the sabbath or celebrate the traditional feasts, nor even admit that he was a Jew. [2MACC 6:6]

Eleazar, one of the foremost scribes, a man of advanced age and noble appearance, was being forced to open his mouth to eat [unlawful food]. But preferring a glorious death to a life of defilement, he spat out the [unlawful food], and went forward of his own accord to the instrument of torture, as men ought to do who have the courage to reject the food which it is unlawful to taste even for love of life... .He made up his mind in a noble manner, worthy of his years, the dignity of his advanced age, the merited distinction of his gray hair, and of the admirable life he had lived from childhood; and so he declared that above all he would be loyal to the holy laws given by God. He told them to send him at once to the abode of the dead, explaining: "At our age it would be unbecoming to make such a pretense; many young men would think the ninety-year-old Eleazar had gone over to an alien religion. Should I thus dissimulate for the sake of a brief moment of life, they would be led astray by me, while I would bring shame and dishonor on my old age. Even if, for the time being, I avoid the punishment of men, I shall never, whether alive or dead, escape the hands of the Almighty. Therefore, by manfully giving up my life now, I will prove myself worthy of my old age, and I will leave to the young a noble example of how to die willingly and generously for the revered and holy laws." He spoke thus, and went immediately to the instrument of torture. [Taken from 2MACC 6:18-20,23-28]

Even the king and his attendants marveled at the young man's courage, because he regarded his sufferings as nothing. [2MACC 7:12]

When he was near death, he said, "It is my choice to die at the hands of men with the God-given hope of being restored to life by him; but for you, there will be no resurrection to life." They next brought forward the fifth brother and maltreated him. Looking at the king, he said: "Since you have power among men, mortal though you are, do what you please. But do not think that our nation is forsaken by God. Only wait, and you will see how his great power will torment you and your descendants." [2MACC 7:14-17]

Most admirable and worthy of everlasting remembrance was the mother, who saw her seven sons perish in a single day, yet bore it courageously because of her hope in the Lord. Filled with a noble spirit that stirred her womanly heart with manly courage, she exhorted each of them in the language of their forefathers with these words: "I do not know how you came into existence in my womb; it was not I who gave you the breath of life, nor was it I who set in order the elements of which each of you is composed. Therefore, since it is the Creator of the universe who shapes each man's beginning, as he brings about the origin of everything, he, in his mercy, will give you back both breath and life, because you now disregard yourselves for the sake of his law." [2MACC 7:20-23]

Shortly before, he had thought that he could reach the stars of heaven, and now, no one could endure to transport the man because of this intolerable stench. At last, broken in spirit, he began to give up his excessive arrogance, and to gain some understanding, under the scourge of God, for he was racked with pain unceasingly. When he could no longer bear his own stench, he said, "It is right to be subject to God, and not to think one's mortal self divine." Then this vile man vowed to the Lord, who would no longer have mercy on him... [Taken from 2MACC 9:10-13]

Timothy, who had previously been defeated by the Jews, gathered a tremendous force of foreign troops and collected a large number of cavalry from Asia; then he appeared in Judea, ready to conquer it by force. At his approach, Maccabeus and his men made supplication to God, sprinkling earth upon their heads and girding their loins in sackcloth. Lying prostrate at the foot of the altar, they begged him to be gracious to them, and to be an enemy to their enemies, and a foe to their foes, as the law declares. After the prayer, they took up their arms and advanced a considerable distance from the city, halting when they were close to the enemy. As soon as dawn broke, the armies joined battle, the one having as pledge of success and victory not only their valor but also their reliance on the Lord, and the other taking fury as their leader in the fight. In the midst of the fierce battle, there appeared to the enemy from the heavens five majestic men riding on golden-bridled horses, who led the Jews on. [2MACC 10:24-29]

After a private meeting with the elders, he decided that, before the king's army could invade Judea and take possession of the city, the Jews should march out and settle the matter with God's help. Leaving the outcome to the Creator of the world, and exhorting his followers to fight nobly to death for the laws, the temple, the city, the country, and the government, he pitched his camp near Modein. Giving his men the battle cry "God's Victory," he made a night attack on the king's pavilion with a picked force of the bravest young men and killed about two thousand in the camp... Finally they withdrew in triumph, having filled the camp with terror and confusion. Day was just breaking when this was accomplished with the help and protection of the LORD. [Taken from 2MACC 13:13-17]

A certain Razis, one of the elders of Jerusalem, was denounced to Nicanor as a patriot. A man highly regarded, he was called a father of the Jews because of his love for them. In the early days of the revolt, he had been convicted of Judaism, and had risked body and life in his ardent zeal for it. Nicanor, to show his detestation of the Jews, sent more than five hundred soldiers to arrest him. He thought that by arresting such a man he would deal the Jews a hard blow. But when these troops, on the point of capturing the tower, were forcing the outer gate and calling for fire to set the door ablaze, Razis, now caught on all sides, turned his sword against himself, preferring to die nobly rather than fall into the hands of vile men and suffer outrages unworthy of his noble birth. In the excitement of the struggle he failed to strike exactly. So while the troops rushed in through the doors, he gallantly ran up to the top of the wall and with manly courage threw himself down into the crowd. [2MACC 14:37-43]

In his utter boastfulness and arrogance Nicanor had determined to erect a public monument of victory over Judas and his men. But Maccabeus remained confident, fully convinced that he would receive help from the LORD. He urged his men not to fear the enemy, but mindful of the help they had received from Heaven in the past, to expect that now, too, victory would be given them by the Almighty. By encouraging them with words from the law and the prophets, and by reminding them of the battles they had already won, he filled them with fresh enthusiasm. Having stirred up their courage, he gave his orders and pointed out at the same time the perfidy of the Gentiles and their violation of oaths. When he had armed each of them, not so much with the safety of shield and spear as with the encouragement of noble words, he cheered them all by relating a dream, a kind of vision, worthy of belief. What he saw was this: Onias, the former high priest, a good and virtuous man, modest in appearance, gentle in manners, distinguished in speech, and trained from childhood in every virtuous practice, was praying with outstretched arms for the whole Jewish community. Then in the same way another man appeared, distinguished by his white hair and dignity, and with an air about him of extraordinary, majestic authority. Onias then said of him, "This is God's prophet Jeremiah, who loves his brethren and fervently prays for his people and their holy city." Stretching out his right hand, Jeremiah presented a gold sword to Judas. As he gave it to him he said, "Accept this holy sword as a gift from God; with it you shall crush your adversaries." [2MACC 15:6-16]

In the land of Uz there was a blameless and upright man named Job, who feared God and avoided evil. [JOB 1:1]

Once again the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them. And the LORD said to Satan, "Whence do you come?" And Satan answered the LORD and said, "From roaming the earth and patrolling it." And the LORD said to Satan, "Have you noticed my servant Job, and that there is no one on earth like him, faultless and upright, fearing God and avoiding evil? He still holds fast to his innocence although you incited me against him to ruin him without cause." And Satan answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin! All that a man has will he give for his life. But now put forth your hand and touch his bone and his flesh, and surely he will blaspheme you to your face." And the LORD said to Satan, "He is in your power; only spare his life." [JOB 2:1-6]

"Can a man be righteous as against God? Can a mortal be blameless against his Maker?" [JOB 4:17]

For mischief comes not out of the earth, nor does trouble spring out of the ground; But man himself begets mischief, as sparks fly upward. [JOB 5:6-7]

Happy is the man whom God reproves! The Almighty's chastening do not reject. [JOB 5:17]

Is not man's life on earth a drudgery? Are not his days those of a hireling? [JOB 7:1]

What is man, that you make much of him, or pay him any heed? [JOB 7:17]

Though I have sinned, what can I do to you, O watcher of men? [JOB 7:20]

Can the papyrus grow up without mire? Can the reed grass flourish without water? While it is yet green and uncut, it withers quicker than any grass. So is the end of everyone who forgets God, and so shall the hope of the godless man perish. [JOB 8:11-13]

I know well that it is so; but how can a man be justified before God? Should one wish to contend with him, he could not answer him once in a thousand times. God is wise in heart and mighty in strength; who has withstood him and remained unscathed? [JOB 9:2-4]

For he is not a man like myself, that I should answer him, that we should come together in judgment. [JOB 9:32]

I will say to God: Do not put me in the wrong! Let me know why you oppose me. Is it a pleasure for you to oppress, to spurn the work of your hands, and smile on the plan of the wicked? Have you eyes of flesh? Do you see as man sees? Are your days as the days of a mortal, and are your years as a man's lifetime, That you seek for guilt in me and search after my sins, Even though you know that I am not wicked, and that none can deliver me out of your hand? [JOB 10:2-7]

Should not the man of many words be answered, or must the garrulous man necessarily be right? Shall your babblings keep men silent, and shall you deride and no one give rebuke? [JOB 11:2-3]

For he knows the worthlessness of men and sees iniquity; will he then ignore it? Will empty man then gain understanding, and the wild jackass be made docile? [JOB 11:11-12]

In his hand is the soul of every living thing, and the life breath of all mankind. [JOB 12:10]

If he breaks a thing down, there is no rebuilding; if he imprisons a man, there is no release. [JOB 12:14]

Is it for God that you speak falsehood? Is it for him that you utter deceit? Is it for him that you show partiality? Do you play advocate on behalf of God? Will it be well when he shall search you out? Would you impose on him as one does on men? [JOB 13:7-9]

And this shall be my salvation, that no impious man can come into his presence. [JOB 13:16]

Man born of woman is short-lived and full of trouble, Like a flower that springs up and fades, swift as a shadow that does not abide. [JOB 14:1-2]

Can a man be found who is clean of defilement? There is none [Taken from JOB 14:4]

What is a man that he should be blameless, one born of woman that he should be righteous? [JOB 15:14]

The wicked man is in torment all his days, and limited years are in store for the tyrant [Taken from JOB 15:20]

My friends it is who wrong me; before God my eyes drop tears, That he may do justice for a mortal in his presence and decide between a man and his neighbor. [JOB 16:20-21]

My eye has grown blind with anguish, and all my frame is shrunken to a shadow. Upright men are astonished at this, and the innocent aroused against the wicked. Yet the righteous shall hold to his way, and he who has clean hands increase in strength. But turn now, and come on again; for I shall not find a wise man among you! My days are passed away, my plans are at an end, the cherished purposes of my heart. Such men change the night into day; where there is darkness they talk of approaching light. [JOB 17:7-12]

My breath is abhorred by my wife; I am loathsome to the men of my family. [JOB 19:17]

Do you not know this from olden time, since man was placed upon the earth, That the triumph of the wicked is short and the joy of the impious but for a moment? [JOB 20:4-5]

Is my complaint toward man? And why should I not be impatient? [JOB 21:4]

May God not store up the man's misery for his children; let him requite the man himself so that he feels it, Let his own eyes see the calamity, and the wrath of the Almighty let him drink! [JOB 21:19-20]

For he brings down the pride of the haughty, but the man of humble mien he saves. [JOB 22:29]

Again Job answered and said: Though I know my complaint is bitter, his hand is heavy upon me in my groanings. Oh, that today I might find him, that I might come to his judgment seat! I would set out my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments; I would learn the words with which he would answer, and understand what he would reply to me. Even should he contend against me with his great power, yet, would that he himself might heed me! There the upright man might reason with him, and I should once and for all preserve my rights. But if I go to the east, he is not there; or to the west, I cannot perceive him; Where the north enfolds him, I behold him not; by the south he is veiled, and I see him not. Yet he knows my way; if he proved me, I should come forth as gold. My foot has always walked in his steps; his way I have kept and have not turned aside. [JOB 23:1-11]

This is the portion of a wicked man from God, the inheritance an oppressor receives from the Almighty: Though his children be many, the sword is their destiny. His offspring shall not be filled with bread. His survivors, when they die, shall have no burial, and their widows shall not be mourned. Though he heap up silver like dust and store away mounds of clothing, What he has stored the just man shall wear, and the innocent shall divide the silver. [JOB 27:13-17]

He has weighed out the wind, and fixed the scope of the waters; When he made rules for the rain and a path for the thunderbolts, Then he saw wisdom and appraised it, gave it its setting, knew it through and through. And to man he said: Behold, the fear of the LORD is wisdom; and avoiding evil is understanding. [JOB 28:25-28]

Irresponsible, nameless men, they were driven out of the land. Yet now they sing of me in mockery; I am become a byword among them. [JOB 30:8-9]

You raise me up and drive me before the wind; I am tossed about by the tempest. Indeed I know you will turn me back in death to the destined place of everyone alive. Yet should not a hand be held out to help a wretched man in his calamity? [JOB 30:22-24]

Then the three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. [JOB 32:1]

But it is a spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding. [JOB 32:8]

If he were to take back his spirit to himself, withdraw to himself his breath, All flesh would perish together, and man would return to the dust. [JOB 34:14-15]

For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he beholds all his steps. There is no darkness so dense that evildoers can hide in it. For he forewarns no man of his time to come before God in judgment. [JOB 34:21-23]

He withholds not the just man's rights, but grants vindication to the oppressed, And with kings upon thrones he sets them, exalted forever. [JOB 36:6-7]

Lo, God is great beyond our knowledge; the number of his years is past searching out. He holds in check the waterdrops that filter in rain through his mists, Till the skies run with them and the showers rain down on mankind. [JOB 36:26-28]

The Almighty! we cannot discover him, pre-eminent in power and judgment; his great justice owes no one an accounting. Therefore men revere him, though none can see him, however wise their hearts. [JOB 37:23-24]

Then the LORD addressed Job out of the storm and said: Who is this that obscures divine plans with words of ignorance? Gird up your loins now, like a man; I will question you, and you tell me the answers! [JOB 38:1-3]

You are the most handsome of men; fair speech has graced your lips, for God has blessed you forever. [PS 45:3]

May your help be with the man at your right hand, with the one whom you once made strong. Then we will not withdraw from you; revive us, and we will call on your name. LORD of hosts, restore us; let your face shine upon us, that we may be saved. [PS 80:18-20]

Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea monsters and all deep waters; You lightning and hail, snow and clouds, storm winds that fulfill his command; You mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars; You animals wild and tame, you creatures that crawl and fly; You kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all who govern on earth; Young men and women too, old and young alike. Let them all praise the LORD'S name, for his name alone is exalted, majestic above earth and heaven. [PS 148:7-13]

The Proverbs of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel: That men may appreciate wisdom and discipline, may understand words of intelligence; May receive training in wise conduct, in what is right, just and honest; That resourcefulness may be imparted to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. A wise man by hearing them will advance in learning, an intelligent man will gain sound guidance, That he may comprehend proverb and parable, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; wisdom and instruction fools despise. [PROV 1:1-7]

Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and reject not your mother's teaching; A graceful diadem will they be for your head; a torque for your neck. My son, should sinners entice you, and say, "Come along with us! Let us lie in wait for the honest man, let us, unprovoked, set a trap for the innocent; Let us swallow them up, as the nether world does, alive, in the prime of life, like those who go down to the pit! All kinds of precious wealth shall we gain, we shall fill our houses with booty; Cast in your lot with us, we shall all have one purse!" - My son, walk not in the way with them, hold back your foot from their path! (For their feet run to evil, they hasten to shed blood.) It is in vain that a net is spread before the eyes of any bird - These men lie in wait for their own blood, they set a trap for their own lives. This is the fate of everyone greedy of loot: unlawful gain takes away the life of him who acquires it. [PROV 1:8-19]

My son, if you receive my words and treasure my commands, Turning your ear to wisdom, inclining your heart to understanding; Yes, if you call to intelligence, and to understanding raise your voice; If you seek her like silver, and like hidden treasures search her out: Then will you understand the fear of the LORD; the knowledge of God you will find; For the LORD gives wisdom, from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; He has counsel in store for the upright, he is the shield of those who walk honestly, Guarding the paths of justice, protecting the way of his pious ones. Then you will understand rectitude and justice, honesty, every good path; For wisdom will enter your heart, knowledge will please your soul, Discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you; Saving you from the way of evil men, from men of perverse speech, Who leave the straight paths to walk in the way of darkness, Who delight in doing evil, rejoice in perversity; Whose ways are crooked, and devious their paths; Saving you from the wife of another, from the adulteress with her smooth words, Who forsakes the companion of her youth and forgets the pact with her God; For her path sinks down to death, and her footsteps lead to the shades; None who enter thereon come back again, or gain the paths of life. Thus you may walk in the way of good men, and keep to the paths of the just. For the upright will dwell in the land, the honest will remain in it; But the wicked will be cut off from the land, the faithless will be rooted out of it. [PROV 2:1-22]

My son, forget not my teaching, keep in mind my commands; For many days, and years of life, and peace, will they bring you. Let not kindness and fidelity leave you; bind them around your neck; Then will you win favor and good esteem before God and man. [PROV 3:1-4]

Happy the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding! [PROV 3:13]

Quarrel not with a man without cause, with one who has done you no harm. [PROV 3:30]

Envy not the lawless man and choose none of his ways: To the LORD the perverse man is an abomination, but with the upright is his friendship. [PROV 3:31-32]

Honor is the possession of wise men, but fools inherit shame. [PROV 3:35]

The path of the wicked enter not, walk not on the way of evil men; Shun it, cross it not, turn aside from it, and pass on. [PROV 4:14-15]

My son, to my words be attentive, to my sayings incline your ear; Let them not slip out of your sight, keep them within your heart; For they are life to those who find them, to man's whole being they are health. [PROV 4:20-22]

Why then, my son, should you go astray for another's wife and accept the embraces of an adulteress? For each man's ways are plain to the LORD'S sight; all their paths he surveys; By his own iniquities the wicked man will be caught, in the meshes of his own sin he will be held fast; He will die from lack of discipline, through the greatness of his folly he will be lost. [PROV 5:20-23]

How long, O sluggard, will you rest? when will you rise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the arms to rest - Then will poverty come upon you like a highway man, and want like an armed man. [PROV 6:9-11]

Can a man take fire to his bosom, and his garments not burned? Or can a man walk on live coals, and his feet not be scorched? So with him who goes in to his neighbor's wife - none who touches her shall go unpunished. [PROV 6:27-29]

Men despise not the thief if he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry; Yet if he be caught he must pay back sevenfold; all the wealth of his house he may yield up. [PROV 6:30-31]

Does not Wisdom call, and Understanding raise her voice? On the top of the heights along the road, at the crossroads she takes her stand; By the gates at the approaches of the city, in the entryways she cries aloud: "To you, O men, I call; my appeal is to the children of men. You simple ones, gain resource, you fools, gain sense. Give heed! for noble things I speak; honesty opens my lips. Yes, the truth my mouth recounts, but the wickedness my lips abhor. Sincere are all the words of my mouth, no one of them is wily or crooked; All of them are plain to the man of intelligence, and right to those who attain knowledge. Receive my instruction in preference to silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold." [PROV 8:1-10]

"So now, O children, listen to me; instruction and wisdom do not reject! Happy the man who obeys me, and happy those who keep my ways, Happy the man watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorposts; For he who finds me finds life, and wins favor from the LORD; But he who misses me harms himself; all who hate me love death." [PROV 8:32-36]

He who corrects an arrogant man earns insult; and he who reproves a wicked man incurs opprobrium. [PROV 9:7]

Reprove not an arrogant man, lest he hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. [PROV 9:8]

Instruct a wise man, and he becomes still wiser; teach a just man, and he advances in learning. [PROV 9:9]

A wise man heeds commands, but a prating fool will be overthrown. [PROV 10:8]

Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool is imminent ruin. [PROV 10:14]

The rich man's wealth is his strong city; the ruination of the lowly is their poverty. [PROV 10:15]

The just man's recompense leads to life, the gains of the wicked, to sin. [PROV 10:16]

Like choice silver is the just man's tongue; the heart of the wicked is of little worth. [PROV 10:20]

Crime is the entertainment of the fool; so is wisdom for the man of sense. [PROV 10:23]

What the wicked man fears will befall him, but the desire of the just will be granted. [PROV 10:24]

When the tempest passes, the wicked man is no more; but the just man is established forever. [PROV 10:25]

The just man will never be disturbed, but the wicked will not abide in the land. [PROV 10:30]

The honest man's virtue makes his way straight, but by his wickedness the wicked man falls. [PROV 11:5]

When a wicked man dies his hope perishes, and what is expected from strength comes to nought. [PROV 11:7]

The just man escapes trouble, and the wicked man falls into it in his stead. [PROV 11:8]

With his mouth the impious man would ruin his neighbor, but through their knowledge the just make their escape. [PROV 11:9]

He who reviles his neighbor has no sense, but the intelligent man keeps silent. [PROV 11:12]

A newsmonger reveals secrets, but a trustworthy man keeps a confidence. [PROV 11:13]

A kindly man benefits himself, but a merciless man harms himself. [PROV 11:17]

The wicked man makes empty profits, but he who sows virtue has a sure reward. [PROV 11:18]

Truly the evil man shall not go unpunished, but those who are just shall escape. [PROV 11:21]

One man is lavish yet grows still richer; another is too sparing, yet is the poorer. [PROV 11:24]

He who upsets his household has empty air for a heritage; and the fool will become slave to the wise man. [PROV 11:29]

If the just man is punished on earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner! [PROV 11:31]

The good man wins favor from the LORD, but the schemer is condemned by him. [PROV 12:2]

No man is built up by wickedness, but the root of the just will never be disturbed. [PROV 12:3]

According to his good sense a man is praised, but one with a warped mind is despised. [PROV 12:8]

Better a lowly man who supports himself than one of assumed importance who lacks bread. [PROV 12:9]

The just man takes care of his beast, but the heart of the wicked is merciless. [PROV 12:10]

The stronghold of evil men will be demolished, but the root of the just is enduring. [PROV 12:12]

In the sin of his lips the evil man is ensnared, but the just comes free of trouble. [PROV 12:13]

From the fruit of his words a man has his fill of good things, and the work of his hands comes back to reward him. [PROV 12:14]

The fool immediately shows his anger, but the shrewd man passes over an insult. [PROV 12:16]

The prating of some men is like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise is healing. [PROV 12:18]

A shrewd man conceals his knowledge, but the hearts of fools gush forth folly. [PROV 12:23]

Anxiety in a man's heart depresses it, but a kindly word makes it glad. [PROV 12:25]

The just man surpasses his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. [PROV 12:26]

From the fruit of his words a man eats good things, but the treacherous one craves violence. [PROV 13:2]

Anything deceitful the just man hates, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace. [PROV 13:5]

One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. [PROV 13:7]

A man's riches serve as ransom for his life, but the poor man heeds no rebuke. [PROV 13:8]

The stupid man sows discord by his insolence, but with those who take counsel is wisdom. [PROV 13:10]

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that a man may avoid the snares of death. [PROV 13:14]

The shrewd man does everything with prudence, but the fool peddles folly. [PROV 13:16]

Poverty and shame befall the man who disregards correction, but he who heeds reproof is honored. [PROV 13:18]

Walk with wise men and you will become wise, but the companion of fools will fare badly. [PROV 13:20]

The good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the just. [PROV 13:22]

When the just man eats, his hunger is appeased; but the belly of the wicked suffers want. [PROV 13:25]

The senseless man seeks in vain for wisdom, but knowledge is easy to the man of intelligence. [PROV 14:6]

To avoid the foolish man, take steps! But knowing lips one meets with by surprise. [PROV 14:7]

The shrewd man's wisdom gives him knowledge of his way, but the folly of fools is their deception. [PROV 14:8]

Sometimes a way seems right to a man, but the end of it leads to death! [PROV 14:12]

The scoundrel suffers the consequences of his ways, and the good man reaps the fruit of his paths. [PROV 14:14]

The simpleton believes everything, but the shrewd man measures his steps. [PROV 14:15]

The wise man is cautious and shuns evil; the fool is reckless and sure of himself. [PROV 14:16]

The quick-tempered man makes a fool of himself, but the prudent man is at peace. [PROV 14:17]

The adornment of simpletons is folly, but shrewd men gain the crown of knowledge. [PROV 14:18]

Evil men must bow down before the good, and the wicked, at the gates of the just. [PROV 14:19]

Even by his neighbor the poor man is hated, but the friends of the rich are many. [PROV 14:20]

The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that a man may avoid the snares of death. [PROV 14:27]

The patient man shows much good sense, but the quick-tempered man displays folly at its height. [PROV 14:29]

The wicked man is overthrown by his wickedness, but the just man finds a refuge in his honesty. [PROV 14:32]

The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but he loves the man who pursues virtue. [PROV 15:9]

Severe punishment is in store for the man who goes astray; he who hates reproof will die. [PROV 15:10]

The nether world and the abyss lie open before the LORD; how much more the hearts of men! [PROV 15:11]

The senseless man loves not to be reproved; to wise men he will not go. [PROV 15:12]

The mind of the intelligent man seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on folly. [PROV 15:14]

Every day is miserable for the depressed, but a lighthearted man has a continual feast. [PROV 15:15]

An ill-tempered man stirs up strife, but a patient man allays discord. [PROV 15:18]

A wise son makes his father glad, but a fool of a man despises his mother. [PROV 15:20]

Folly is joy to the senseless man, but the man of understanding goes the straight way. [PROV 15:21]

There is joy for a man in his utterance; a word in season, how good it is! [PROV 15:23]

The path of life leads the prudent man upward, that he may avoid the nether world below. [PROV 15:24]

The wicked man's schemes are an abomination to the LORD, but the pure speak what is pleasing to him. [PROV 15:26]

The just man weighs well his utterance, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil. [PROV 15:28]

Man may make plans in his heart, but what the tongue utters is from the LORD. [PROV 16:1]

All the ways of a man may be pure in his own eyes, but it is the LORD who proves the spirit. [PROV 16:2]

Every proud man is an abomination to the LORD; I assure you that he will not go unpunished. [PROV 16:5]

By kindness and piety guilt is expiated, and by the fear of the LORD man avoids evil. [PROV 16:6]

When the LORD is pleased with a man's ways, he makes even his enemies be at peace with him. [PROV 16:7]

In his mind a man plans his course, but the LORD directs his steps. [PROV 16:9]

The king takes delight in honest lips, and the man who speaks what is right he loves. [PROV 16:13]

The king's wrath is like messengers of death, but a wise man can pacify it. [PROV 16:14]

The wise man is esteemed for his discernment, yet pleasing speech increases his persuasiveness. [PROV 16:21]

The mind of the wise man makes him eloquent, and augments the persuasiveness of his lips. [PROV 16:23]

Sometimes a way seems right to a man, but the end of it leads to death! [PROV 16:25]

A lawless man allures his neighbor, and leads him into a way that is not good. [PROV 16:29]

A patient man is better than a warrior, and he who rules his temper, than he who takes a city. [PROV 16:32]

The evil man gives heed to wicked lips, and listens to falsehood from a mischievous tongue. [PROV 17:4]

Grandchildren are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their parentage. [PROV 17:6]

A single reprimand does more for a man of intelligence than a hundred lashes for a fool. [PROV 17:10]

If a man returns evil for good, from his house evil will not depart. [PROV 17:13]

Senseless is the man who gives his hand in pledge, who becomes surety for his neighbor. [PROV 17:18]

He who is perverse in heart finds no good, and a double-tongued man falls into trouble. [PROV 17:20]

To be a fool's parent is grief for a man; the father of a numskull has no joy. [PROV 17:21]

The wicked man accepts a concealed bribe to pervert the course of justice. [PROV 17:23]

The man of intelligence fixes his gaze on wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth. [PROV 17:24]

It is wrong to fine an innocent man, but beyond reason to scourge princes. [PROV 17:26]

He who spares his words is truly wise, and he who is chary of speech is a man of intelligence. [PROV 17:27]

The words from a man's mouth are deep waters, but the source of wisdom is a flowing brook. [PROV 18:4]

The man who is slack in his work is own brother to the man who is destructive. [PROV 18:9]

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the just man runs to it and is safe. [PROV 18:10]

The rich man's wealth is his strong city; he fancies it a high wall. [PROV 18:11]

Before his downfall a man's heart is haughty, but humility goes before honors. [PROV 18:12]

A man's spirit sustains him in infirmity - but a broken spirit who can bear? [PROV 18:14]

A man's gift clears the way for him, and gains him access to great men. [PROV 18:16]

The man who pleads his case first seems to be in the right; then his opponent comes and puts him to the test. [PROV 18:17]

From the fruit of his mouth a man has his fill; with the yield of his lips he sates himself. [PROV 18:20]

The poor man implores, but the rich man answers harshly. [PROV 18:23]

Better a poor man who walks in his integrity than he who is crooked in his ways and rich. [PROV 19:1]

A man's own folly upsets his way, but his heart is resentful against the LORD. [PROV 19:3]

Wealth adds many friends, but the friend of the poor man deserts him. [PROV 19:4]

Many curry favor with a noble; all are friends of the man who has something to give. [PROV 19:6]

All the poor man's brothers hate him; how much more do his friends shun him! [PROV 19:7]

It is good sense in a man to be slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. [PROV 19:11]

Laziness plunges a man into deep sleep, and the sluggard must go hungry. [PROV 19:15]

The man of violent temper pays the penalty; even if you rescue him, you will have it to do again. [PROV 19:19]

Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the decision of the LORD that endures. [PROV 19:21]

From a man's greed comes his shame; rather be a poor man than a liar. [PROV 19:22]

It is honorable for a man to shun strife, while every fool starts a quarrel. [PROV 20:3]

The intention in the human heart is like water far below the surface, but the man of intelligence draws it forth. [PROV 20:5]

Many are declared to be men of virtue: but who can find one worthy of trust? [PROV 20:6]

When a man walks in integrity and justice, happy are his children after him! [PROV 20:7]

The bread of deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel. [PROV 20:17]

Man's steps are from the LORD; how, then, can a man understand his way? [PROV 20:24]

Rashly to pledge a sacred gift is a trap for a man, or to regret a vow once made. [PROV 20:25]

A lamp from the LORD is the breath of man; it searches through all his inmost being. [PROV 20:27]

The glory of young men is their strength, and the dignity of old men is gray hair. [PROV 20:29]

All the ways of a man may be right in his own eyes, but it is the LORD who proves hearts. [PROV 21:2]

The soul of the wicked man desires evil; his neighbor finds no pity in his eyes. [PROV 21:10]

When the arrogant man is punished, the simple are the wiser; when the wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge. [PROV 21:11]

The just man appraises the house of the wicked: there is one who brings down the wicked to ruin. [PROV 21:12]

The man who strays from the way of good sense will abide in the assembly of the shades. [PROV 21:16]

The wicked man serves as ransom for the just, and the faithless man for the righteous. [PROV 21:18]

The wise man storms a city of the mighty, and overthrows the stronghold in which it trusts. [PROV 21:22]

Arrogant is the name for the man of overbearing pride who acts with scornful effrontery. [PROV 21:24]

Some are consumed with avarice all the day, but the just man gives unsparingly. [PROV 21:26]

The wicked man is brazenfaced, but the upright man pays heed to his ways. [PROV 21:29]

The shrewd man perceives evil and hides, while simpletons continue on and suffer the penalty. [PROV 22:3]

The kindly man will be blessed, for he gives of his sustenance to the poor. [PROV 22:9]

Expel the arrogant man and discord goes out; strife and insult cease. [PROV 22:10]

The LORD loves the pure of heart; the man of winning speech has the king for his friend. [PROV 22:11]

Be not friendly with a hotheaded man, nor the companion of a wrathful man, Lest you learn his ways, and get yourself into a snare. [PROV 22:24-25]

You see a man skilled at his work? He will stand in the presence of kings; he will not stand in the presence of obscure men. [PROV 22:29]

Do not take food with a grudging man, and do not desire his dainties [Taken from PROV 23:6]

For the drunkard and the glutton come to poverty, and torpor clothes a man in rags. [PROV 23:21]

The father of a just man will exult with glee; he who begets a wise son will have joy in him. [PROV 23:24]

For the harlot is a deep ditch, and the adulteress a narrow pit; Yes, she lies in wait like a robber, and increases the faithless among men. [PROV 23:27-28]

Be not emulous of evil men, and desire not to be with them; For their hearts plot violence, and their lips speak of foul play. [PROV 24:1-2]

A wise man is more powerful than a strong man, and a man of knowledge than a man of might; For it is by wise guidance that you wage your war, and the victory is due to a wealth of counselors. [PROV 24:5-6]

He who plots evil doing - men call him an intriguer. [PROV 24:8]

Beyond intrigue and folly and sin, it is arrogance that men find abominable. [PROV 24:9]

If you remain indifferent in time of adversity, your strength will depart from you. Rescue those who are being dragged to death, and from those tottering to execution withdraw not. If you say, "I know not this man!" does not he who tests hearts perceive it? He who guards your life knows it, and he will repay each one according to his deeds. [PROV 24:10-12]

Lie not in wait against the home of the just man, ravage not his dwelling place; For the just man falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble to ruin. [PROV 24:15-16]

For the evil man has no future, the lamp of the wicked will be put out. [PROV 24:20]

He who says to the wicked man, "You are just" - men will curse him, people will denounce him; But those who convict the evildoer will fare well, and on them will come the blessing of prosperity. [PROV 24:24-25]

Say not, "As he did to me, so will I do to him; I will repay the man according to his deeds." [PROV 24:29]

I passed by the field of the sluggard, by the vineyard of the man without sense; And behold! it was all overgrown with thistles; its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall broken down. And as I gazed at it, I reflected; I saw and learned the lesson: A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the arms to rest - Then will poverty come upon you like a highwayman, and want like an armed man. [PROV 24:30-34]

Claim no honor in the king's presence, nor occupy the place of great men; For it is better that you be told, "Come up closer!" than that you be humbled before the prince. [PROV 25:6-7]

Discuss your case with your neighbor, but another man's secret do not disclose; Lest, hearing it, he reproach you, and your ill repute cease not. [PROV 25:9-10]

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