Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

1 The wicked flee though no one pursues,    but the righteous are as bold as a lion. 2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers,    but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.  The wicked may deny morality, but that does keep them from the consequences of violating it. If their behavior …

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4 By justice a king gives a country stability,    but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down. 5 Those who flatter their neighbors    are spreading nets for their feet. 6 Evildoers are snared by their own sin,    but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.    Lady justice ought to be blindfolded. …

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6 Let beer be for those who are perishing,    wine for those who are in anguish! 7 Let them drink and forget their poverty    and remember their misery no more. 8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,    for the rights of all who are destitute. 9 Speak up and judge fairly;    defend …

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