Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Prudent Man

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. (Proverbs 22:3)

It is interesting to note that most often the opposite of a fool (who is made known by what/how often/how he speaks) is a prudent man. Prudent means "cunning" (Hebrew word aruwm). [There are other references for "prudent" in the Bible which uses a different Hebrew root word - I'm just looking at these few]

A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame. (Proverbs 12:16)

A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. (Proverbs 12:23)

Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly. (Proverbs 13:16)

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit. (Proverbs 14:8)

The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going. (Proverbs 14:15)

The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. (Proverbs 14:18)

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