Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

15 “The leech has two daughters.    ‘Give! Give!’ they cry. “There are three things that are never satisfied,    four that never say, ‘Enough!’: 16 the grave, the barren womb,    land, which is never satisfied with water,    and fire, which never says, ‘Enough!’    The leech has an insatiable appetite, which it has passed on to …

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19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,    but fools detest turning from evil. 20 Walk with the wise and become wise,    for a companion of fools suffers harm.    In every area of life, the sweetness of fulfillment is commensurate to the degree of longing (cf. v.12). It is the hungriest person who …

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