Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

3 No one can be established through wickedness,    but the righteous cannot be uprooted. 4 A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown,    but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.    The wicked commit to nothing but their own desires. They go wherever their cravings take them, consuming whatever they can. …

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9 The light of the righteous shines brightly,    but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out. 10 Where there is strife, there is pride,    but wisdom is found in those who take advice.    The light of the righteous is like daylight; illuminating both good and bad, enabling some things to grow and others …

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11 Dishonest money dwindles away,    but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,    but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.    Wealth easily obtained is easily lost, what chance has its holder had to become responsible? There is perhaps no greater catalyst of foolishness …

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  19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words,    but the prudent hold their tongues. 20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver,    but the heart of the wicked is of little value. 21 The lips of the righteous nourish many,    but fools die for lack of sense.    It is not natural to …

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