Proverbs regarding badness, corruption, debauchery, depravity, desire, evil, immorality, lewdness, licentiousness, lust, malevolence, mischief, obscenity, sin, vice, vileness, wickedness, wrongdoing
My child, if sinners try to entice you, do not consent!
Prov. 1:10 (read whole chapter)
who delight in doing evil, they rejoice in perverse evil;
Prov. 2:14 (read whole chapter)
Remove perverse speech from your mouth; keep devious talk far from your lips.
Prov. 4:24 (read whole chapter)
A worthless and wicked person walks around saying perverse things;
he winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, and points with his fingers;
he plots evil with perverse thoughts in his heart, he spreads contention at all times.
Therefore, his disaster will come suddenly; in an instant he will be broken, and there will be no remedy.
There are six things that the LORD hates, even seven things that are an abomination to him:
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift to run to evil,
a false witness who pours out lies, and a person who spreads discord among family members.
Prov. 6:12-19 (read whole chapter)
All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing in them twisted or crooked.
Prov. 8:8 (read whole chapter)
Whoever corrects a mocker is asking for insult; whoever reproves a wicked person receives abuse.
Prov. 9:7 (read whole chapter)
When a wicked person dies, his expectation perishes, and the hope of his strength perishes.
The righteous person is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked turns up in his stead.
Prov. 11:7-8 (read whole chapter)
The one who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but the one who searches for evil - it will come to him.
Prov. 11:27 (read whole chapter)
A good person obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a person with wicked schemes.
No one can be established through wickedness, but a righteous root cannot be moved.
Prov. 12:2-3 (read whole chapter)
A person is praised in accordance with his wisdom, but the one who has a twisted mind is despised.
Better is a person of humble standing who nevertheless has a servant, than one who pretends to be somebody important yet has no food.
A righteous person cares for the life of his animal, but even the most compassionate acts of the wicked are cruel.
Prov. 12:8-10 (read whole chapter)
The righteous person is cautious in his friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Prov. 12:26 (read whole chapter)
The righteous person hates anything false, but the wicked person acts in shameful disgrace.
Prov. 13:5 (read whole chapter)
Keen insight wins favor, but the conduct of the unfaithful is harsh.
Prov. 13:15 (read whole chapter)
Calamity pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.
A benevolent person leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren, but the wealth of a sinner is stored up for the righteous.
There is abundant food in the field of the poor, but it is swept away by injustice.
The one who spares his rod hates his child, but the one who loves his child is diligent in disciplining him.
The righteous has enough food to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked lacks food.
Prov. 13:21-25 (read whole chapter)
The one who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, but the one who is perverted in his ways despises him.
Prov. 14:2 (read whole chapter)
A wise person is cautious and turns from evil, but a fool throws off restraint and is overconfident.
Prov. 14:16 (read whole chapter)
Do not those who devise evil go astray? But those who plan good exhibit faithful covenant love.
Prov. 14:22 (read whole chapter)
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
Prov. 14:34 (read whole chapter)
The LORD abhors the sacrifices of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
Prov. 15:8 (read whole chapter)
The heart of the righteous considers how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
Prov. 15:28-29 (read whole chapter)
A king's wrath is like a messenger of death, but a wise person appeases it.
Prov. 16:14 (read whole chapter)
One who acts wickedly pays attention to evil counsel; a liar listens to a malicious tongue.
Prov. 17:4 (read whole chapter)
The one who has a perverse heart does not find good, and the one who is deceitful in speech falls into trouble.
Whoever brings a fool into the world does so to his grief, and the father of a fool has no joy.
A cheerful heart brings good healing, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
A wicked person receives a bribe secretly to pervert the ways of justice.
Wisdom is directly in front of the discerning person, but the eyes of a fool run to the ends of the earth.
A foolish child is a grief to his father, and bitterness to the mother who bore him.
It is terrible to punish a righteous person, and to flog honorable men is wrong.
Prov. 17:20-26 (read whole chapter)
A relative offended is harder to reach than a strong city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a fortified citadel.
Prov. 18:19 (read whole chapter)
A person's wisdom makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Prov. 19:11 (read whole chapter)
Haughty eyes and a proud heart - the agricultural product of the wicked is sin.
Prov. 21:4 (read whole chapter)
The appetite of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor is shown no favor in his eyes.
Prov. 21:10 (read whole chapter)
The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the faithless are taken in the place of the upright.
Prov. 21:18 (read whole chapter)
A wicked person shows boldness with his face, but as for the upright, he discerns his ways.
Prov. 21:29 (read whole chapter)
Do not envy evil people, do not desire to be with them;
Prov. 24:1 (read whole chapter)
A foolish scheme is sin, and the scorner is an abomination to people.
Prov. 24:9 (read whole chapter)
Although a righteous person may fall seven times, he gets up again, but the wicked will be brought down by calamity.
Prov. 24:16 (read whole chapter)
Do not go out hastily to litigation, or what will you do afterward when your neighbor puts you to shame?
When you argue a case with your neighbor, do not reveal the secret of another person,
lest the one who hears it put you to shame and your infamy will never go away.
Prov. 25:8-10 (read whole chapter)
Like a madman who shoots firebrands and deadly arrows,
Prov. 26:18 (read whole chapter)
The wicked person flees when there is no one pursuing, but the righteous person is as confident as a lion.
When a country is rebellious it has many princes, but by someone who is discerning and knowledgeable order is maintained.
A poor person who oppresses the weak is like a driving rain without food.
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law contend with them.
Evil people do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it all.
Prov. 28:1-5 (read whole chapter)
The one who covers his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses them and forsakes them will find mercy.
Prov. 28:13 (read whole chapter)
In the transgression of an evil person there is a snare, but a righteous person can sing and rejoice.
Prov. 29:6 (read whole chapter)
Bloodthirsty people hate someone with integrity; as for the upright, they seek his life.
Prov. 29:10 (read whole chapter)
An unjust person is an abomination to the righteous, and the one who lives an upright life is an abomination to the wicked.
Prov. 29:27 (read whole chapter)