1 Samuel 25:36-38

36And Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, a  he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. And Nabal’s heart b  was merry within him, for he was very drunk. So she told him nothing c  at all until the morning light. 37In the morning, when the wine had gone out of Nabal, his wife told him these things, and his heart died within him, and he became as a stone. 38And about ten days later d  the  Lord struck Nabal, and he died.

2 Samuel 15:1

Absalom’s Conspiracy

1After this Absalom e  got himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

1 Kings 1:5

Adonijah Sets Himself Up as King

5Now f  Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I will be king.” g  And he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

Proverbs 16:18

18 h  Pride goes before destruction,
and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 18:12

12 i  Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty,
but j  humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 24:27

27 k  Prepare your work outside;
get everything ready for yourself in the field,
and after that build your house.

Jeremiah 22:13-15

13 l  Woe to him who builds his house by m  unrighteousness,
and his upper rooms by injustice,
n  who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing
and does not give him his wages,
14who says, ‘I will build myself a great house
with spacious upper rooms,’
who cuts out windows for it,
paneling it with cedar
and o  painting it with vermilion.
15Do you think you are a king
because you compete in cedar?
Did not your father eat and drink
and p  do justice and righteousness?
q  Then it was well with him.
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