Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

14 If a king judges the poor with fairness,    his throne will be established forever. 15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom,    but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.    The true test of a king is how he deals with the poor, who are at his mercy. Those who “show partiality to …

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21 Fear the Lord and the king, my son,    and do not join with rebellious officials, 22 for those two will send sudden destruction on them,    and who knows what calamities they can bring? 23 These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good: 24 Whoever says to the …

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21 To show partiality is not good—    yet a person will do wrong for a piece of bread. 22 The stingy are eager to get rich    and are unaware that poverty awaits them. 23 Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor    rather than one who has a flattering tongue.    It is …

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