Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

3 The prudent see danger and take refuge,    but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.    How far in advance are you able to see danger? The prudent person anticipates it from a long way off, and is proactive in taking refuge from it. This applies to life in many ways. When you …

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18 The simple inherit folly,    but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. 19 Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good,    and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors,    but the rich have many friends. 21 It is a sin to despise one’s …

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21 Trouble pursues the sinner,    but the righteous are rewarded with good things. 22 A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children,    but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous. 23 An unplowed field produces food for the poor,    but injustice sweeps it away.    The more we run from our …

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