Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

5 The righteous hate what is false,    but the wicked make themselves a stench    and bring shame on themselves. 6 Righteousness guards the person of integrity,    but wickedness overthrows the sinner.    What are the consequences of wicked behavior? What is at stake in the temptation to deceive? The righteous hate falsehood because they know …

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9 Fools mock at making amends for sin,    but goodwill is found among the upright. 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness,    and no one else can share its joy. 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed,    but the tent of the upright will flourish.    The fool takes pride in sin, boasting …

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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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8 The one who gets wisdom loves life;    the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished,    and whoever pours out lies will perish.   The direction your life is taking is more important than where you are now. The one who gets wisdom takes advantage of every …

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10 A rebuke impresses a discerning person    more than a hundred lashes a fool. 11 Evildoers foster rebellion against God;    the messenger of death will be sent against them.    It is never enjoyable to be rebuked, but how does it compare to the lashes of a whip? In the midst of such pains there …

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