Proverbs 1:3

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To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
– Proverbs 1:3

[T]he word for wisdom here is different from the previous one and conveys the idea of prudence. It has the basic meaning of looking at or considering. It is later contrasted with the simple or gullible believer of everything, as one who is thoughtful and considerate of his way (Proverbs 14:15).

Prudence here is joined with justice, judgment, and equity. These three convey the ideas of knowing what is right, making right decisions, and being upright, fair, or even. These words have a legal connotation in making judgments of law concerning cases, but here refer more to the manner of life and one’s dealings with others in the course of life. Therefore, they are applicable to such things as family relations, neighborhood or community relations, and business dealings.

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