Thought for Today


Proverbs regarding austerity, carefulness, circumspection, concern, conservation, deliberation, economy, foresight, frugality, judgment, precaution, providence, prudence, reasoning, sagacity, vigilance, watchfulness, wisdom

  1. "I, wisdom, live with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.

    Prov. 8:12 (read whole chapter)

  2. A fool's annoyance is known at once, but the prudent overlooks an insult.

    Prov. 12:16 (read whole chapter)

  3. The shrewd person conceals knowledge, but foolish people publicize folly.

    Prov. 12:23 (read whole chapter)

  4. Every shrewd person acts with knowledge, but a fool displays his folly.

    Prov. 13:16 (read whole chapter)

  5. There is abundant food in the field of the poor, but it is swept away by injustice.

    Prov. 13:23 (read whole chapter)

  6. The naive inherit folly, but the shrewd are crowned with knowledge.

    Prov. 14:18 (read whole chapter)

  7. A fool rejects his father's discipline, but whoever heeds reproof shows good sense.

    Prov. 15:5 (read whole chapter)

  8. The first to state his case seems right, until his opponent begins to cross-examine him.

    Prov. 18:17 (read whole chapter)

  9. A person's wisdom makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

    Prov. 19:11 (read whole chapter)

  10. Take a man's garment when he has given security for a stranger, and when he gives surety for strangers, hold him in pledge.

    Prov. 20:16 (read whole chapter)

  11. A shrewd person sees danger and hides himself, but the naive keep right on going and suffer for it.

    Prov. 22:3 (read whole chapter)

  12. Do not be one who strikes hands in pledge or who puts up security for debts.

    Prov. 22:26 (read whole chapter)

  13. Establish your work outside and get your fields ready; afterward build your house.

    Prov. 24:27 (read whole chapter)

  14. Do not go out hastily to litigation, or what will you do afterward when your neighbor puts you to shame?

    Prov. 25:8 (read whole chapter)

  15. A shrewd person sees danger and hides himself, but the naive keep right on going and suffer for it.

    Prov. 27:12 (read whole chapter)


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