Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

6 Blessings crown the head of the righteous,    but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked. 7 The name of the righteous is used in blessings,    but the name of the wicked will rot. 8 The wise in heart accept commands,    but a chattering fool comes to ruin.  The righteous are those who focus on …

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5 The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight,    but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness. 6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them,    but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.  To be righteous is to be committed to doing the right thing, whatever the circumstances. It is a disposition …

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5 The plans of the righteous are just,    but the advice of the wicked is deceitful. 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,    but the speech of the upright rescues them. 7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more,    but the house of the righteous stands firm.    The righteous …

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5 The righteous hate what is false,    but the wicked make themselves a stench    and bring shame on themselves. 6 Righteousness guards the person of integrity,    but wickedness overthrows the sinner.    What are the consequences of wicked behavior? What is at stake in the temptation to deceive? The righteous hate falsehood because they know …

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