Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

10 Choose my instruction instead of silver,    knowledge rather than choice gold, 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies,    and nothing you desire can compare with her.    Wisdom often brings wealth, but wealth does not bring wisdom. Silver and gold can be useful, but they can also be misused. They can be obtained, …

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9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,    but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. 10 Whoever winks maliciously causes grief,    and a chattering fool comes to ruin. 11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,    but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.    The path of integrity is not …

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7 Hopes placed in mortals die with them;    all the promise of their power comes to nothing. 8 The righteous person is rescued from trouble,    and it falls on the wicked instead. 9 With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors,    but through knowledge the righteous escape.    All the flaws in the world can …

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8 A person is praised according to their prudence,    and one with a warped mind is despised. 9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant    than pretend to be somebody and have no food.    The prudent person factors future outcomes into present decisions. He is always thinking ahead, carefully choosing the …

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9 Fools mock at making amends for sin,    but goodwill is found among the upright. 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness,    and no one else can share its joy. 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed,    but the tent of the upright will flourish.    The fool takes pride in sin, boasting …

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