Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you;    if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.    There is no disadvantage to wisdom, no circumstance which wisdom cannot improve. The rewards of wisdom do not come to those who only have wisdom, but rather to those who are wise. It is through …

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15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city,    but poverty is the ruin of the poor. 16 The wages of the righteous is life,    but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death. 17 Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life,    but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.    Preoccupation with …

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12 Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense,    but the one who has understanding holds their tongue. 13 A gossip betrays a confidence,    but a trustworthy person keeps a secret. 14 For lack of guidance a nation falls,    but victory is won through many advisers.    If there is tension between you and your neighbor, …

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11 Dishonest money dwindles away,    but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,    but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.    Wealth easily obtained is easily lost, what chance has its holder had to become responsible? There is perhaps no greater catalyst of foolishness …

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15 The simple believe anything,    but the prudent give thought to their steps. 16 The wise fear the Lord and shun evil,    but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure. 17 A quick-tempered person does foolish things,    and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.    Just as a person may wander in …

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