Today’s country: Republic of Belarus
Better to be lowly and have a servant than to play the great man and lack bread.
From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.
from Proverbs 12
Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”
from Zechariah 7
Thus says the Lord of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the east country and from the west country, and I will bring them to dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in faithfulness and in righteousness.”
fear not. These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace; do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, declares the Lord.”
from Zechariah 8