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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8 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked,    but the prayer of the upright pleases him. 9 The Lord detests the way of the wicked,    but he loves those who pursue righteousness. 10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path;    the one who hates correction will die.    There is only one reason …

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23 Those who guard their mouths and their tongues    keep themselves from calamity. 24 The proud and arrogant person—“Mocker” is his name—    behaves with insolent fury.    Contaminated food can be deadly if it enters the mouth, and a poisonous word can be equally disastrous when it is let out. One affects only the body, …

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