1The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will. (
Ezr 6:22 And they kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with joy, for the Lord had made them joyful and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria to them, so that he aided them in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.
Ezr 6:22)2Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. (
1Sa 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
1Co 4:4 For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me.
1Co 4:4)3To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. (
1Sa 15:22 And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.
Ps 112:3 Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.
Ps 112:3)21Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor. (
1Ki 3:11 And God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right,
Mt 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Mt 6:33)22A wise man scales the city of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust. (
2Sa 5:6 And the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who said to David, “You will not come in here, but the blind and the lame will ward you off”—thinking, “David cannot come in here.”
Isa 66:3 “He who slaughters an ox is like one who kills a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, like one who breaks a dog’s neck; he who presents a grain offering, like one who offers pig’s blood; he who makes a memorial offering of frankincense, like one who blesses an idol. These have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations;
Isa 66:3)28A false witness will perish, but the word of a man who hears will endure. (
Pr 19:5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.
Isa 31:1 Woe* to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the Lord!