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Passage: Selected Proverbs
Series: Skillful Living
Speaker: Rev. Hunter Stevenson
Date: 02/02/2020
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29:07     The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.

31:20     She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.

14:31     He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.

19:17     He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward him for what he has done.


11:25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

22:09 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

11:24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

28:27 He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.

11:17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.

13:21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.

11:16 A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.


15:27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.

28:25 A greedy man stirs up dissension, but he who trusts in the Lord will prosper.

29:03 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

28:20 A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.

28:22 A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him.

22:22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,

22:23 For the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.

21:13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.


13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.

28:08 He who increases his wealth by exorbitant interest amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.

30:15 The leech has two daughters.  “Give!  Give!” they cry.

There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, “Enough!”:

30:16 the grave, the barren womb, land—which is never satisfied with water, and fire—which never says, “Enough!”