Miercuri in a cincea saptamana a Postului
The 5th Wednesday of Lent
Fiul intelept isi inveseleste tatal, iar fiul fara minte isi batjocoreste mama.
Cararile nebunului n'au nici un inteles, dar omul cuminte merge cu indreptar.
Cei ce nu cinstesc adunarile tagaduiesc schimbul de pareri, dar sfatul ramane in inimile celor ce se sfatuiesc; omul rau nu-i va da ascultare, nici ca va spune in obste ceva bun sau potrivit.
Gandurile inteleptului sunt cai ale vietii, asa ca el sa se fereasca de iad si sa se mantuiasca.
Domnul surpa casele batjocoritorilor, dar El intareste hotarul vaduvei.
Gandul nedrept e uraciune in fata Domnului, dar spusele celor curati au maretie.
Cel ce primeste mita se nimiceste pe sine, dar cel ce uraste primirea de mita, acela viu va fi.
Pacatele se curatesc prin milostenii si credinta, iar cu frica de Domnul se fereste fiecare de rau.
Inimile dreptilor cugeta credinta, dar gura necredinciosilor raspunde lucruri rele.
Caile oamenilor drepti sunt bineprimite de Domnul; prin ele, chiar dusmanii devin prieteni.
Departe sta Dumnezeu de cei necredinciosi, dar El asculta rugaciunile dreptilor.
Mai bine e sa primesti putin cu dreptate decat roade multe pe nedrept.
Inima omului sa gandeasca ce e drept, pentru ca pasii lui sa-i indrume Dumnezeu pe calea cea dreapta. (Proverbele lui Solomon 15, 21 – 16, 1)
Old Testament Reading
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply—and how good is a timely word!
The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead.
The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place.
The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight.
The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live.
The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.
Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.
To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue.
All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
The LORD works out everything to its proper end—even the wicked for a day of disaster.
The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided.
When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.
Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps. (Proverbs 15:20 – 16:9)