Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

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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12 Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense,    but the one who has understanding holds their tongue. 13 A gossip betrays a confidence,    but a trustworthy person keeps a secret. 14 For lack of guidance a nation falls,    but victory is won through many advisers.    If there is tension between you and your neighbor, …

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18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge    and puts up security for a neighbor. 19 Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin;    whoever builds a high gate invites destruction. 20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper;    one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.    It is unwise to put friends …

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16 A gift opens the way    and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. 17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right,    until someone comes forward and cross-examines.    In the giving and receiving of gifts, it is important to discern whether expectations are attached. If a person is expecting something …

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