An angel displays symbols of vanity that are associated with the deadly sin of pride. Proverbs 6:16-19 outlines the seven deadly sins as, "A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.". Rather than seeking material wealth, Proverbs promotes wisdom as some of the greatest wealth attainable. 8:10-11 says, "Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it." Proverbs 20:15 says, "There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel." (See also Ecclesiates 1:2 and 12:8) See Proverbs 6:16–19, Proverbs 8:10–11, Proverbs 20:15, Ecclesiastes 1:2, Ecclesiastes 12:8. Source

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  • 1  My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,

  • 2  Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

  • 3  Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.

  • 4  Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.

  • 5  Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

  • 6  Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

  • 7  Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

  • 8  Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

  • 9  How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

  • 10  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

  • 11  So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

  • 12  A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.

  • 13  He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;

  • 14  Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.

  • 15  Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.

  • 16  These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

  • 17  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

  • 18  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

  • 19  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

  • 20  My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

  • 21  Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.

  • 22  When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

  • 23  For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

  • 24  To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

  • 25  Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

  • 26  For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

  • 27  Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

  • 28  Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?

  • 29  So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

  • 30  Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;

  • 31  But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

  • 32  But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

  • 33  A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.

  • 34  For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

  • 35  He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

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