Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

6 Let beer be for those who are perishing,    wine for those who are in anguish! 7 Let them drink and forget their poverty    and remember their misery no more. 8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,    for the rights of all who are destitute. 9 Speak up and judge fairly;    defend …

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16 Whoever strays from the path of prudence    comes to rest in the company of the dead. 17 Whoever loves pleasure will become poor;    whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.    A detour from prudence may promise opportunity, but the odds are on the side of regret. We tend to overestimate …

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15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,    and a gentle tongue can break a bone. 16 If you find honey, eat just enough—    too much of it, and you will vomit. 17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house—    too much of you, and they will hate you.    In dealing with superiors, sometimes …

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