Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

1 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends    and against all sound judgment starts quarrels. 2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding    but delight in airing their own opinions.    Through sound judgment a person realizes he has something to give to others, and he also has something to receive from them. He need not take …

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3 A ruler who oppresses the poor    is like a driving rain that leaves no crops. 4 Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked,    but those who heed it resist them. 5 Evildoers do not understand what is right,    but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.    The poor may not have much, …

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10 For wisdom will enter your heart,    and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. 11 Discretion will protect you,    and understanding will guard you.    Do you pay more attention to your heart, or to your bank account? While wealth can be a good thing, it is also quite vulnerable. Those who fill their …

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26 If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good,    surely to flog honest officials is not right. 27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,    and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. 28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,    and discerning if they hold their tongues.    Justice may …

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