First Reading: Prov. 13:1-25
1 A wise son heeds
his father’s instruction,
But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
2 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his
But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence.
3 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, But
he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
4 The soul of a lazy man
desires, and has
But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.
5 A righteous man
But a wicked man
is loathsome and comes to shame.
6 Righteousness guards him whose
way is blameless,
But wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 There is one who makes himself rich, yet has
one who makes himself poor, yet has
8 The ransom of a man’s life is
But the poor does not hear rebuke.
9 The light of the righteous rejoices,
But the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
10 By pride comes nothing but strife,
But with the well-advised is
11 Wealth gained by
dishonesty will be diminished,
But he who gathers by labor will increase.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
the desire comes, it is
a tree of life.
13 He who despises the word will be destroyed,
But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
14 The law of the wise is
a fountain of life,
To turn one
away from the snares of death.
15 Good understanding gains favor,
But the way of the unfaithful is
16 Every prudent man
acts with knowledge,
But a fool lays open his
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
But a faithful ambassador brings
18 Poverty and shame will come
to him who disdains correction,
But he who regards a rebuke will be honored.
19 A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul,
But it is
an abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20 He who walks with wise men
will be wise,
But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
21 Evil pursues sinners,
But to the righteous, good shall be repaid.
22 A good man
leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
23 Much food is in
the fallow ground
of the poor,
And for lack of justice there is waste.[a]
24 He who spares his rod hates his son,
But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.
25 The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul,
But the stomach of the wicked shall be in want.Footnotes:
Proverbs 13:23 Literally what is swept away
Second Reading: John 14:18-31
18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
Indwelling of the Father and the Son
19 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. 20 At that day you will know that I am
in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. 24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.
The Gift of His Peace
25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28 You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back
to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said,[a]
‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I. 29 “And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me. 31 But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here.Footnotes:
John 14:28 NU-Text omits I said.