Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

18 Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips    and spreads slander is a fool.    Hatred is a powerful force, but that does not render it immoral. Wisdom herself, as personified in chapter 8, “hate[s] pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.”  The question here is not whether we ought to hate, but rather what …

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18 Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow    is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor. 19 Like a broken tooth or a lame foot    is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble.   The club bruises, the sword cuts and the arrow pierces, and much harm can come …

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