Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, And with shame comes reproach. 4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, But the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.    Contempt is not only the attitude the wicked have towards others, it is also the attitude others have towards them. The wicked flaunt injustice, …

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5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline,    but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure,    but the income of the wicked brings ruin. 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge,    but the hearts of fools are not upright.    The fool sees that he is being disciplined, …

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  19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words,    but the prudent hold their tongues. 20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver,    but the heart of the wicked is of little value. 21 The lips of the righteous nourish many,    but fools die for lack of sense.    It is not natural to …

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23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent,    and their lips promote instruction. 24 Gracious words are a honeycomb,    sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. 25 There is a way that appears to be right,    but in the end it leads to death.    The way to cultivate virtue is …

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26 The appetite of laborers works for them;    their hunger drives them on. 27 A scoundrel plots evil,    and on their lips it is like a scorching fire. 28 A perverse person stirs up conflict,    and a gossip separates close friends.    Appetites are never fully satisfied. There is no great meal, no exhilarating experience, …

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