A wise son heeds his father’s instruction,
But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
He who guards his mouth preserves his life,
But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
By pride comes nothing but strife,
But with the well-advised is wisdom.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
from Proverbs 13
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your King is coming to you;
He is just and having salvation,
Lowly and riding on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.
I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
And the horse from Jerusalem;
The battle bow shall be cut off.
He shall speak peace to the nations;
His dominion shall be ‘from sea to sea,
And from the River to the ends of the earth.’
The Lord their God will save them in that day,
As the flock of His people.
For they shall be like the jewels of a crown,
Lifted like a banner over His land—
For how great is its goodness
And how great its beauty!
Grain shall make the young men thrive,
And new wine the young women.
from Zechariah 9
They shall fight because the Lord is with them,
And the riders on horses shall be put to shame.
“I will strengthen the house of Judah,
And I will save the house of Joseph.
I will bring them back,
Because I have mercy on them.
They shall be as though I had not cast them aside;
For I am the Lord their God,
And I will hear them.
from Zechariah 10
Then I said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver.
And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord for the potter.
from Zechariah 11