Podcast E25 - The Heart, Way, and the Effect of Righteousness and Wickedness

Apr 2, 2024

(1) The heart of evil and righteousness

11:20 Those of crooked heart are an abomination to the LORD, but those of blameless ways are his delight.

12:26 One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

13:5 The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.

12:3 No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved.

21:10 The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.

24:8 Whoever plans to do evil will be called a schemer.

29:7 A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.

29:10 Bloodthirsty men hate one who is blameless and seek the life of the upright.

29:24 The partner of a thief hates his own life; he hears the curse, but discloses nothing.

(2) The way of evil and righteousness

10:6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

11:5 The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.

11:13 Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

12:6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.

12:10 Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.

14:9 Fools mock at the guilt offering, but the upright enjoy acceptance.

15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.

15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD, but gracious words are pure.

15:28 The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

17:4 An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

17:11 An evil man seeks only rebellion, and a cruel messenger will be sent against him.

21:3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; how much more when he brings it with evil intent.

21:29 A wicked man puts on a bold face, but the upright gives thought to his ways.

22:5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep far from them.

28:1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.

(3) The (temporal) result (impact?) of evil and righteousness

10:3 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

11:10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.

11:11 By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is overthrown.

11:17 A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.

11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.

11:31 If the righteous is repaid on earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner!

12:13 An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous escapes from trouble.

12:21 No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble.

13:17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.

13:25 The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want.

14:19 The evil bow down before the good, the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.

15:6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, but trouble befalls the income of the wicked.

16:31 Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.

17:13 If anyone returns evil for good, evil will not depart from his house.

18:3 When wickedness comes, contempt comes also, and with dishonor comes disgrace.

25:26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.

28:10 Whoever misleads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance.

28:12 When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, people hide themselves.

28:17 If one is burdened with the blood of another, he will be a fugitive until death; let no one help him.

28:28 When the wicked rise, people hide themselves, but when they perish, the righteous increase.

29:2 When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.

29:6 An evil man is ensnared in his transgression, but a righteous man sings and rejoices.

29:16 When the wicked increase, transgression increases, but the righteous will look upon their downfall.