The Rewards of the Wicked
May 22, 2009

Proverbs 1:10-19 NKJV
0 My son, if sinners entice you,Do not consent. 11 If they say, "Come with us,Let us lie in wait to shed blood; Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; 12 Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, And whole, like those who go down to the Pit; 13 We shall find all kinds of precious possessions, We shall fill our houses with spoil; 14 Cast in your lot among us, Let us all have one purse" —  15  My son, do not walk in the way with them, Keep your foot from their path; 16 For their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed blood. 17 Surely, in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird; 18 But they lie in wait for their own blood, They lurk secretly for their own lives. 19 So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain; It takes away the life of its owners.

Proverbs 1:23-33 NKJV
23 Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you. 24 Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded, 25  Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke, 26  I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, 27 When your terror comes like a storm, and your destruction comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.
28 "Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. 29 Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, 30 They would have none of my counsel and despised my every rebuke. 31 Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled to the full with their own fancies. 32 For the turning away of the simple will slay them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; 33 But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil."

Proverbs 2:7-8 NKJV   He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;  He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; 8 He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints.

Proverbs 2:21-22 NKJV  For the upright will dwell in the land,
And the blameless will remain in it; 22 But the wicked will be cut off from the earth, and the unfaithful will be uprooted from it.

Proverbs 3:25-26 NKJV Do not be afraid of sudden terror, Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; 26 For the Lord will be your confidence,
And will keep your foot from being caught.

Proverbs 3:33-35 NKJV  The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked, But He blesses the home of the just.  34 Surely He scorns the scornful, But gives grace to the humble.  35 The wise shall inherit glory,
But shame shall be the legacy of fools.

Proverbs 4:19 NKJV    The way of the wicked is like darkness;
They do not know what makes them stumble.

Regarding giving in to lust and adultery
Proverbs 5:10-11 NKJV  Lest aliens be filled with your wealth,
And your labors go to the house of a foreigner; 11 And you mourn at last,
When your flesh and your body are consumed,

Proverbs 5:22-23 NKJV   His own iniquities entrap the wicked man,
And he is caught in the cords of his sin. 23 He shall die for lack of instruction, and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Proverbs 6:9-11 NKJV How long will you slumber, O sluggard?  When will you rise from your sleep?  10 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep —  11 So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler,
And your need like an armed man.

Proverbs 6:12-15 NKJV A worthless person, a wicked man, Walks with a perverse mouth;  13 He winks with his eyes, He shuffles his feet,
He points with his fingers;  14 Perversity is in his heart, He devises evil continually, He sows discord.  15 Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly; Suddenly he shall be broken without remedy.

Proverbs 6:32-33 NKJV Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; He who does so destroys his own soul. 33 Wounds and dishonor he will get, and his reproach will not be wiped away.
Re: the Seductress
Proverbs 7:24-27 NKJV  Now therefore, listen to me, my children;
Pay attention to the words of my mouth:  25 Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her paths;  26 For she has cast down many wounded, And all who were slain by her were strong men.  27 Her house is the way to hell, Descending to the chambers of death.

Proverbs 8:36 NKJV  But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul;
All those who hate me love death."

Proverbs 10:2-3 NKJV Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, But righteousness delivers from death.  3 The Lord will not allow the righteous soul to famish, but He casts away the desire of the wicked.

Proverbs 10:4 NKJV  He who has a slack hand becomes poor, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Proverbs 10:9 NKJV  He who walks with integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will become known.

Proverbs 10:23-25 NKJV To do evil is like sport to a fool, But a man of understanding has wisdom.  24 The fear of the wicked will come upon him,
And the desire of the righteous will be granted. 25 When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, but the righteous has an everlasting foundation.

Proverbs 10:27-29 NKJV The fear of the Lord prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened. 28 The hope of the righteous will be gladness, But the expectation of the wicked will perish.  29 The way of the Lord is strength for the upright, But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.

Proverbs 10:30-31 NKJV  The righteous will never be removed, But the wicked will not inhabit the earth. 31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, But the perverse tongue will be cut out.

Proverbs 11:3-6 NKJV  The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them. 4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.  5 The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright, But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.  6 The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the unfaithful will be caught by their lust.

Proverbs 11:7-9 NKJV  When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish,
And the hope of the unjust perishes.  8 The righteous is delivered from trouble, and it comes to the wicked instead. 9 The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.

Proverbs 11:17 NKJV The merciful man does good for his own soul, But he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.

Proverbs 11:19 NKJV As righteousness leads to life, So he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.

Proverbs 11:20-21 NKJV  Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the Lord,But the blameless in their ways are His delight.
21 Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; But the posterity of the righteous will be delivered.

Proverbs 11:23-24 NKJV The desire of the righteous is only good,
But the expectation of the wicked is wrath. 24 There is one who scatters, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right,
But it leads to poverty.

Proverbs 11:26 NKJV  The people will curse him who withholds grain,
But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.

Proverbs 11:27-28 NKJV  He who earnestly seeks good finds favor,
But trouble will come to him who seeks evil.  28 He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like foliage.

Proverbs 12:7-8 NKJV  The wicked are overthrown and are no more,
But the house of the righteous will stand. 8 A man will be commended according to his wisdom, But he who is of a perverse heart will be despised.
Proverbs 12:12-13 NKJV  The wicked covet the catch of evil men, But the root of the righteous yields fruit. 13 The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will come through trouble.

Proverbs 12:21 NKJV   No grave trouble will overtake the righteous, But the wicked shall be filled with evil.

Proverbs 13:2-3 NKJV  A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth,
But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence. 3 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

Proverbs 13:9 NKJV The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Proverbs 13:11 NKJV  Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished,
But he who gathers by labor will increase

Proverbs 13:13 NKJV  He who despises the word will be destroyed, But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

Proverbs 13:17-18 NKJV A wicked messenger falls into trouble, But a faithful ambassador brings health. 18 Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction, But he who regards a rebuke will be honored.

Proverbs 13:21 NKJV Evil pursues sinners, But to the righteous, good shall be repaid.

Proverbs 13:22 NKJV A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

Proverbs 13:25 NKJV The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul,
But the stomach of the wicked shall be in want.

Proverbs 14:11-12 NKJV  The house of the wicked will be overthrown,
But the tent of the upright will flourish. 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

Proverbs 14:14 NKJV   The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied from above. 

Proverbs 14:17 NKJV A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of wicked intentions is hated.

Proverbs 14:19 NKJV The evil will bow before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

This one reminded me of Revelation, where it says I will make those who say they are Jews but are not, to bow down before you and know that I have loved you !

Proverbs 14:23 In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty. NKJV

Proverbs 14:32 NKJV  The wicked is banished in his wickedness,
But the righteous has a refuge in his death.

Proverbs 14:34 NKJV  Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.

So when a nation runs from righteousness, it is no longer exalted !

Proverbs 15:3 NKJV The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good.

Nothing is hidden from the eyes of God.

Proverbs 15:6 NKJV In the house of the righteous there is much treasure,
But in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.

Proverbs 15:10 NKJV  Harsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way,
And he who hates correction will die.

Proverbs 15:25 NKJV The Lord will destroy the house of the proud,
But He will establish the boundary of the widow.

Proverbs 15:27 NKJV He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house,

Proverbs 15:29 NKJV The Lord is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.

Proverbs 16:4-5 NKJV The Lord has made all for Himself, Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. 5 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished.

Proverbs 16:7 NKJV When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Proverbs 16:18 NKJV  Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:25 NKJV There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

GOING OUR OWN WAY ONLY LEADS TO DEATH !

Proverbs 16:27-30 NKJV An ungodly man digs up evil, snd it is on his lips like a burning fire.  28 A perverse man sows strife, And a whisperer separates the best of friends. 29 A violent man entices his neighbor, and leads him in a way that is not good.  30 He winks his eye to devise perverse things;
He purses his lips and brings about evil.

Proverbs 17:5 NKJV  He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker;
He who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 17:15 NKJV  He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.

Proverbs 17:19 NKJV He who loves transgression loves strife, And he who exalts his gate seeks destruction.

He who exalts himself will get destruction in return.

Proverbs 18:1 NKJV  A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment.

Proverbs 18:21 NKJV  Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Proverbs 19:9 NKJV A false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who speaks lies shall perish.

Proverbs 19:15-16 NKJV  Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, And an idle person will suffer hunger. 16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of his ways will die.

Proverbs 19:18-19 NKJV  Chasten your son while there is hope, And do not set your heart on his destruction.   19 A man of great wrath will suffer punishment; For if you rescue him, you will have to do it again.

Proverbs 19:23 NKJV   The fear of the Lord leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil.

Proverbs 19:29 NKJV Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And beatings for the backs of fools.

Proverbs 20:4 NKJV The lazy man will not plow because of winter; He will beg during harvest and have nothing.

Proverbs 20:17 NKJV  Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel

Proverbs 20:20 NKJV Whoever curses his father or his mother,
His lamp will be put out in deep darkness.

Proverbs 20:22 NKJV  Do not say, "I will recompense evil"; Wait for the Lord, and He will save you.           [ Vengeance is MINE says the Lord , I WILL REPAY ! ]

Proverbs 20:30 NKJV  Blows that hurt cleanse away evil, As do stripes the inner depths of the heart.
Pain purges the heart of pride.

Proverbs 21:5-7 NKJV  The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty. 6 Getting treasures by a lying tongue is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death.  7 The violence of the wicked will destroy them, Because they refuse to do justice.

Proverbs 21:12-13 NKJV The righteous God wisely considers the house of the wicked, Overthrowing the wicked for their wickedness. 13 Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be heard.

Proverbs 21:15-18 NKJV  It is a joy for the just to do justice, But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity. 16 A man who wanders from the way of understanding will rest in the assembly of the dead. 17 He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not be rich. 18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, And the unfaithful for the upright.

Proverbs 21:25-26 NKJV The desire of the lazy man kills him, For his hands refuse to labor. 26 He covets greedily all day long, But the righteous gives and does not spare.

Proverbs 21:31 NKJV The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But deliverance is of the Lord.

You can defend yourself all you want, but it is GOD Who decides who lives and dies !

Proverbs 22:3 NKJV A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, But the simple pass on and are punished.

Proverbs 22:8 NKJV  He who sows iniquity will reap sorrow, And the rod of his anger will fail.
Proverbs 22:14 NKJV The mouth of an immoral woman is a deep pit; He who is abhorred by the Lord will fall there

Proverbs 22:16 NKJV  He who oppresses the poor to increase his riches, And he who gives to the rich, will surely come to poverty.

Proverbs 22:22-23 NKJV  Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Nor oppress the afflicted at the gate; 23 For the Lord will plead their cause, And plunder the soul of those who plunder them.

Proverbs 22:24-25 NKJV Make no friendship with an angry man, And with a furious man do not go, 25 Lest you learn his ways and set a snare for your soul.

Proverbs 23:4-7 NKJV Do not overwork to be rich; Because of your own understanding, cease! 5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven. 6 Do not eat the bread of a miser, Nor desire his delicacies;
7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. "Eat and drink!" he says to you,
But his heart is not with you.

Proverbs 23:10-11 NKJV  Do not remove the ancient landmark, Nor enter the fields of the fatherless; 11 For their Redeemer is mighty; He will plead their cause against you.

Proverbs 23:17-18 NKJV  Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day; 18 For surely there is a hereafter, And your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 23:20-21 NKJV  Do not mix with winebibbers, or with gluttonous eaters of meat; 21 For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,
And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.

Proverbs 23:27-28 NKJV  For a harlot is a deep pit, and a seductress is a narrow well. 28 She also lies in wait as for a victim, and increases the unfaithful among men.

Proverbs 23:29-33 NKJV  Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause?  Who has redness of eyes? 30 Those who linger long at the wine, Those who go in search of mixed wine. 31 Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it swirls around smoothly; 32 At the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like a viper. 33 Your eyes will see strange things, And your heart will utter perverse things.

Proverbs 24:11-12 NKJV  Deliver those who are drawn toward death,
And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.  12 If you say, "Surely we did not know this,"Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it?
He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?

Proverbs 24:15-18 NKJV Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; Do not plunder his resting place;  16 For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity. 17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;  18  Lest the Lord see it, and it displease Him, And He turn away His wrath from him.

Proverbs 24:19-22 NKJV  Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the wicked; 20 For there will be no prospect for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.  21 My son, fear the Lord and the king;
Do not associate with those given to change; 22 For their calamity will rise suddenly, And who knows the ruin those two can bring?

Proverbs 24:24-25 NKJV  He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," Him the people will curse; Nations will abhor him. 25 But those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, And a good blessing will come upon them.

Proverbs 25:19 NKJV  Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble
Is like a bad tooth and a foot out of joint.

Proverbs 25:21-22  If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; 22 For so you will heap coals of fire on his head, and the Lord will reward you.
Proverbs 25:26 NKJV A righteous man who falters before the wicked
Is like a murky spring and a polluted well.

Proverbs 26:6 NKJV He who sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.

Proverbs 26:12 NKJV  Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Proverbs 26:24-27 NKJV   He who hates, disguises it with his lips,
And lays up deceit within himself;  25 When he speaks kindly, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart;  26 Though his hatred is covered by deceit, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly. 27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him.

Proverbs 27:20 NKJV  Hell and Destruction are never full;
So the eyes of man are never satisfied.

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

Proverbs 28:4-5 NKJV  Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
But such as keep the law contend with them. 5 Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the Lord understand all.

Proverbs 28:8 NKJV  One who increases his possessions by usury and extortion gathers it for him who will pity the poor.

Proverbs 28:9 NKJV  One who turns away his ear from hearing the law,
Even his prayer is an abomination.

Proverbs 28:10 NKJV  Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, He himself will fall into his own pit; But the blameless will inherit good

Proverbs 28:13 NKJV   He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy
Proverbs 28:14 NKJV  Happy is the man who is always reverent, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

Proverbs 28:15 NKJV  Like a roaring lion and a charging bear is a wicked ruler over poor people.

This reminded me of the recent sightings of BEARS in L.A.  I kept feeling they were a sign…perhaps it is symbolic of the rulers we have had. There were four sightings in a week this last week.

Proverbs 28:17 NKJV   A man burdened with bloodshed will flee into a pit;  Let no one help him.

Proverbs 28:18-20 NKJV  Whoever walks blamelessly will be saved,
But he who is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall.  19 He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who follows frivolity will have poverty enough!  20 A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 28:22 NKJV  A man with an evil eye hastens after riches,
And does not consider that poverty will come upon him.

Proverbs 28:25 NKJV  He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife,
But he who trusts in the Lord will be prospered.

Proverbs 28:26-28 NKJV He who trusts in his own heart is a fool,
But whoever walks wisely will be delivered. 27 He who gives to the poor will not lack, But he who hides his eyes will have many curses. 28 When the wicked arise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.

Proverbs 29:1 NKJV He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck,
Will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

Proverbs 29:5-6 NKJV A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.  By transgression an evil man is snared, But the righteous sings and rejoices.


Proverbs 29:9 NKJV  If a wise man contends with a foolish man, Whether the fool rages or laughs, there is no peace

Proverbs 29:15-16 NKJV The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.  16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall.

Proverbs 29:27 NKJV  An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous,
And he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.

Proverbs 30:11-14 NKJV There is a generation that curses its father,
And does not bless its mother. 12 There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, Yet is not washed from its filthiness.  13 There is a generation — oh, how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up.  14 There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, And whose fangs are like knives,
To devour the poor from off the earth, And the needy from among men.

This reminded me of 2 Tim 3 in describing end times generation.

Proverbs 30:17 NKJV  The eye that mocks his father, And scorns obedience to his mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it.

Compiled by Priscilla Van Sutphin
www.upstreamca.org