Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

4 A wicked person listens to deceitful lips;    a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue. 5 Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker;    whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.    The wicked are ignorant of where their paths lead. They pursue sex, money and power without restraint, and hold the …

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5 The wise prevail through great power,    and those who have knowledge muster their strength. 6 Surely you need guidance to wage war,    and victory is won through many advisers. 7 Wisdom is too high for fools;    in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.   Wisdom is superior to brute …

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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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