Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

6 Let beer be for those who are perishing,    wine for those who are in anguish! 7 Let them drink and forget their poverty    and remember their misery no more. 8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,    for the rights of all who are destitute. 9 Speak up and judge fairly;    defend …

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10 A wife of noble character who can find?    She is worth far more than rubies. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her    and lacks nothing of value. 12 She brings him good, not harm,    all the days of her life. 13 She selects wool and flax    and works with eager hands. 14 She …

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15 She gets up while it is still night;    she provides food for her family    and portions for her female servants. 16 She considers a field and buys it;    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. 17 She sets about her work vigorously;    her arms are strong for her tasks. 18 She sees that …

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23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,    where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. 24 She makes linen garments and sells them,    and supplies the merchants with sashes. 25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;    she can laugh at the days to come. 26 She speaks with wisdom, …

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