Proverbs Project: Avoiding Evil & Seeking Good

Proverbs related to the the theme of Avoiding Evil & Seeking Good:

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Proverbs 4:14-16
14        Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.
15        Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.
16        For they cannot sleep till they do evil; they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall.

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Proverbs 5:7-10
7          Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say.
8          Keep to a path far from [the adulteress], do not go near the door of her house,
9          lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel,
10        lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich another man’s house.

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Proverbs 6:16-19
16        There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:
17        haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
18        a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19        a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

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Proverbs 7:7-8
7          I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who lacked judgment.
8          He was going down the street near [the adulteress’] corner, walking along in the direction of [the adulteress’] house.

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Proverbs 7:24-27
24        Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say.
25        Do not let your heart turn to [the adulteress’] ways or stray into her paths.
26        Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.
27        Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.

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Proverbs 11:27
27        He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.

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Proverbs 16:17
17        The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life.

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Proverbs 17:24
24        A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.

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Proverbs 18:1
1          An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment.

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Proverbs 21:16
16        A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead.

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Proverbs 22:1
1          A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

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Proverbs 22:3
3          A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.

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Proverbs 22:8
8          He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

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Proverbs 24:11
11        Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.

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