Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart—    the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin. 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit    as surely as haste leads to poverty. 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue    is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.    Haughtiness and pride are defects of character, which …

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7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away,    for they refuse to do what is right. 8 The way of the guilty is devious,    but the conduct of the innocent is upright.  Violence tends to escalate. While it is an easy thing to get into, it is very difficult to get out of.  …

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9 Better to live on a corner of the roof    than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. 10 The wicked crave evil;    their neighbors get no mercy from them. 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom;    by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge.    What good is the shelter …

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16 Whoever strays from the path of prudence    comes to rest in the company of the dead. 17 Whoever loves pleasure will become poor;    whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.    A detour from prudence may promise opportunity, but the odds are on the side of regret. We tend to overestimate …

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