Day 143 of 365 – May 23 - Chronological Bible

Updated: May 23, 2020

Proverbs 3:9,10

Rich and Poor

Honor the Lord with your wealth

and with the firstfruits of all your produce;

then your barns will be filled with plenty,

and your vats will be bursting with wine.


A rich man’s wealth is his strong city;

the poverty of the poor is their ruin.


Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,

but righteousness delivers from death.


Whoever trusts in his riches will fall,

but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.


The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth,

but a poor man hears no threat.


The poor is disliked even by his neighbor,

but the rich has many friends.


Better is a little with the fear of the Lord

than great treasure and trouble with it.


Why should a fool have money in his hand to buy wisdom

when he has no sense?


A rich man’s wealth is his strong city,

and like a high wall in his imagination.


The poor use entreaties,

but the rich answer roughly.


Wealth brings many new friends,

but a poor man is deserted by his friend.


Many seek the favor of a generous man,

and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.


All a poor man’s brothers hate him;

how much more do his friends go far from him!

He pursues them with words,

but does not have them


The rich and the poor meet together;

the Lord is the maker of them all.


The rich rules over the poor,

and the borrower is the slave of the lender.


Do not toil to acquire wealth;

be discerning enough to desist.

When your eyes light on it, it is gone,

for suddenly it sprouts wings,

flying like an eagle toward heaven.


One who is full loathes honey,

but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.


Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity

than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.


Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit

gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.


A rich man is wise in his own eyes,

but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.


A faithful man will abound with blessings,

but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

To show partiality is not good,

but for a piece of bread a man will do wrong.

A stingy man hastens after wealth

and does not know that poverty will come upon him.

Proverbs 3:27,28

Being Kind and Generous

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,

when it is in your power to do it.

Do not say to your neighbor,

“Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—

when you have it with you.


One gives freely, yet grows all the richer;

another withholds what he should give,

and only suffers want.

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,

and one who waters will himself be watered.

The people curse him who holds back grain,

but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.


A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,

but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.


Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner,

but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.


A man’s gift makes room for him

and brings him before the great.


Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,

and he will repay him for his deed.


Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor

will himself call out and not be answered.


Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed,

for he shares his bread with the poor.


Like clouds and wind without rain

is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give.


Whoever gives to the poor will not want,

but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.

Proverbs 13:23

Oppressing the Poor

The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food,

but it is swept away through injustice.


Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker,

but he who is generous to the needy honors him.


All the days of the afflicted are evil,

but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.


Better is a little with righteousness

than great revenues with injustice.


Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth,

or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.


Do not rob the poor, because he is poor,

or crush the afflicted at the gate,

for the Lord will plead their cause

and rob of life those who rob them.


A righteous man knows the rights of the poor;

a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.


The poor man and the oppressor meet together;

the Lord gives light to the eyes of both.

Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, O sluggard;

consider her ways, and be wise.

Without having any chief,

officer, or ruler,

she prepares her bread in summer

and gathers her food in harvest.



How long will you lie there, O sluggard?

When will you arise from your sleep?

A little sleep, a little slumber,

a little folding of the hands to rest,

and poverty will come upon you like a robber,

and want like an armed man.


A slack hand causes poverty,

but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

He who gathers in summer is a prudent son,

but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.


Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,

so is the sluggard to those who send him.


Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,

but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.


The hand of the diligent will rule,

while the slothful will be put to forced labor.


Whoever is slothful will not roast his game,

but the diligent man will get precious wealth.


The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,

while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.


Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean,

but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.


In all toil there is profit,

but mere talk tends only to poverty.


The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns,

but the path of the upright is a level highway.


A worker’s appetite works for him;

his mouth urges him on.


Whoever is slack in his work

is a brother to him who destroys.


Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep,

and an idle person will suffer hunger.



The sluggard buries his hand in the dish

and will not even bring it back to his mouth.


The sluggard does not plow in the autumn;

he will seek at harvest and have nothing.


Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty;

open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.


Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man;

he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.


The desire of the sluggard kills him,

for his hands refuse to labor.

All day long he craves and craves,

but the righteous gives and does not hold back.


Do you see a man skillful in his work?

He will stand before kings;

he will not stand before obscure men.


Prepare your work outside;

get everything ready for yourself in the field,

and after that build your house.


I passed by the field of a sluggard,

by the vineyard of a man lacking sense,

and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns;

the ground was covered with nettles,

and its stone wall was broken down.

Then I saw and considered it;

I looked and received instruction.

A little sleep, a little slumber,

a little folding of the hands to rest,

and poverty will come upon you like a robber,

and want like an armed man.


As a door turns on its hinges,

so does a sluggard on his bed.


Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,

and he who guards his master will be honored.


Know well the condition of your flocks,

and give attention to your herds,

for riches do not last forever;

and does a crown endure to all generations?

When the grass is gone and the new growth appears

and the vegetation of the mountains is gathered,

the lambs will provide your clothing,

and the goats the price of a field.

There will be enough goats’ milk for your food,

for the food of your household

and maintenance for your girls.


Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,

but he who follows worthless pursuits

will have plenty of poverty.

Proverbs 21:20


Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling,

but a foolish man devours it.

Proverbs 6:1-5


My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor,

have given your pledge for a stranger,

if you are snared in the words of your mouth,

caught in the words of your mouth,

then do this, my son, and save yourself,

for you have come into the hand of your neighbor:

go, hasten,

and plead urgently with your neighbor.

Give your eyes no sleep

and your eyelids no slumber;

save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,

like a bird from the hand of the fowler.


Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm,

but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure.


One who lacks sense gives a pledge

and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor.



Take a man’s garment when he has put up security for a stranger,

and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for foreigners.


Be not one of those who give pledges,