Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

  19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words,    but the prudent hold their tongues. 20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver,    but the heart of the wicked is of little value. 21 The lips of the righteous nourish many,    but fools die for lack of sense.    It is not natural to …

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18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages,    but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. 19 Truly the righteous attain life,    but whoever pursues evil finds death.    Wickedness may get results, but they are never as satisfying as temptation promises. There is always more to be done; another lie, another swindle, another …

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17 An honest witness tells the truth,    but a false witness tells lies. 18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords,    but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 19 Truthful lips endure forever,    but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.    How important is credibility? Whatever the false witness hopes to gain, …

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15 Good judgment wins favor,    but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction. 16 All who are prudent act with knowledge,    but fools expose their folly.    Every path has a destination. This is plainly true in the physical world, but often overlooked in the other realms of life. The path of good …

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22 Do not those who plot evil go astray?    But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. 23 All hard work brings a profit,    but mere talk leads only to poverty. 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown,    but the folly of fools yields folly.    What will keep a …

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