Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.    Though it cost all you have, get understanding. 8 Cherish her, and she will exalt you;    embrace her, and she will honor you. 9 She will give you a garland to grace your head    and present you with a glorious crown.  Wisdom does not come naturally, …

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10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury—    how much worse for a slave to rule over princes! 11 A person’s wisdom yields patience;    it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. 12 A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion,    but his favor is like dew on …

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28 A large population is a king’s glory,    but without subjects a prince is ruined. 29 Whoever is patient has great understanding,    but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.    The tyrant seeks glory in domination, and the warlord in conquest; but the wise king glories in the fruitfulness of his subjects. This applies to …

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