Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

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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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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18 The simple inherit folly,    but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. 19 Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good,    and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors,    but the rich have many friends. 21 It is a sin to despise one’s …

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