Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,    but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,    but the path of the upright is a highway. 20 A wise son brings joy to his father,    but a foolish man despises his mother.    There is no …

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21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense,    but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course. 22 Plans fail for lack of counsel,    but with many advisers they succeed. 23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply—    and how good is a timely word!   Wisdom changes a person’s appetites. The …

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27 The greedy bring ruin to their households,    but the one who hates bribes will live. 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers,    but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. 29 The Lord is far from the wicked,    but he hears the prayer of the righteous.    The unethical person may tell …

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