Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.
For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.
Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your heart in the way.
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children's children—
See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.
My son, do not lose sight of these— keep sound wisdom and discretion,
Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep far from them.
A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches.
There is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt,
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