Solomon’s proverbs: Proverbs 19−22:16
Solomon wrote 3000 proverbs and collected other wise sayings; some made it into the book of Proverbs. These chapters are the last from the first collection of Solomon’s proverbs.
On how we measure and judge things:
20:9-10Who can say, ‘I have made my heart clean;
I am pure from my sin’?
Diverse weights and diverse measures
are both alike an abomination to the Lord.
20:22-24 Do not say, ‘I will repay evil’;
wait for the Lord, and he will help you.
Differing weights are an abomination to the Lord,
and false scales are not good.
All our steps are ordered by the Lord;
how then can we understand our own ways?
21:2-4All deeds are right in the sight of the doer,
but the Lord weighs the heart.
To do righteousness and justice
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
Haughty eyes and a proud heart—
the lamp of the wicked—are sin.
21:26-27 All day long the wicked covet,
but the righteous give and do not hold back.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination;
how much more when brought with evil intent.