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Word Definitions
May 14, 2008, 8:00 am
Filed under: The Word, Word definitions

Today’s word:

pru·dent

  1. Wise in handling practical matters; exercising good judgment or common sense.
  2. Careful in regard to one’s own interests; provident.
  3. Careful about one’s conduct; circumspect.

In the Bible:

Proverbs 1:3
[The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel]…for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair;

Proverbs 12:16
A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.

Proverbs 12:23
A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.

Proverbs 13:16
Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.

Proverbs 14:8
The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.

Proverbs 14:15
A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.

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

Proverbs 19:14
Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

Proverbs 22:3
A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.

Proverbs 27:12
The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.

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Sounds like a brand of chewing gum. “Try Prudent! It’s the right thing to do!”

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