Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

5 The righteous hate what is false,    but the wicked make themselves a stench    and bring shame on themselves. 6 Righteousness guards the person of integrity,    but wickedness overthrows the sinner.    What are the consequences of wicked behavior? What is at stake in the temptation to deceive? The righteous hate falsehood because they know …

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6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for;    through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided. 7 When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way,    he causes their enemies to make peace with them. 8 Better a little with righteousness    than much gain with injustice.    One of the many inherent consequences of …

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7 Hopes placed in mortals die with them;    all the promise of their power comes to nothing. 8 The righteous person is rescued from trouble,    and it falls on the wicked instead. 9 With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors,    but through knowledge the righteous escape.    All the flaws in the world can …

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