EDIFICATION


Ecclesiastes 11:1

11 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

Ecclesiastes 7:23

23 All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9-10

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

10 Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.

Ecclesiastes 7:2-3-4

It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.

The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

Ecclesiastes 5:3

For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

Ecclesiastes 1:17-18

17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.

18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.


Proverbs 31:10

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

Proverbs 29:23

23 A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Proverbs 29:20

20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs 29:11

11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

Proverbs 28:6

Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Proverbs 27:4

Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Proverbs 27:1-2

27 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

Proverbs 26:12

12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs 26:4-5

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

Proverbs 25:24

24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

Proverbs 24:33-34

33 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

34 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

Proverbs 24:29

29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.

Proverbs 24:23

23 These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

Proverbs 24:17

17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:

Proverbs 24:10

10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

Proverbs 23:22

22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Proverbs 22:29

29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Proverbs 21:19

19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

Proverbs 21:9

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

Proverbs 20:6

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

Proverbs 19:22

22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

Proverbs 19:15

15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 18:24

24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Proverbs 18:12

12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.

Proverbs 17:28

28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Proverbs 17:17

17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 17:16

16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

Proverbs 17:9

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

Proverbs 16:32

32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Proverbs 16:18

18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 15:1

15 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Proverbs 14:29

29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Proverbs 14:7

Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

Proverbs 14:3

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Proverbs 13:10

10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Proverbs 12:24

24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

Proverbs 12:23

23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

Proverbs 11:22

22 As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

Proverbs 11:12

12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

Proverbs 10:19

19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Proverbs 10:4-5

He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

Proverbs 9:13

A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing

Proverbs 9:8

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

Proverbs 6:20-22

20 My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.

22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

Proverbs 4:23-24

23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.


John 8:32

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.


Luke 16:10

10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

Luke 14:11

11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.


Marc 8

36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Marc 7

21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:


Matthew 12

33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

Matthew 12

35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

Matthew 6

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Matthew 7

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.


Romans 12

17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 13

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

Romans 14

19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.


1 Corinthians 13

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

1 Corinthians 14

20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

40 Let all things be done decently and in order.


Ephesians 4

25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:


1 Thessalonians 5

15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.


2 Thessalonians 3

10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.


1 Timothy 5

Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;

The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

Honour widows that are widows indeed.

But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.


2 Timothy 2

16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

2 Timothy 3

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;


Titus 2

Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,Sound speech, that cannot be condemned;


James 1

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

James 3

16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.


1 Peter 3

10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.