'Prudent' in the Bible
O that they were wise, if they were prudent, they would understand their latter end!
Naomi responded to her daughter-in-law Ruth, "It is prudent, my daughter, for you to go out with his women servants, so someone won't attack you in another field."
Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.
They have taken prudent counsel in secret against thy people and consulted against thy hidden ones.
to know wisdom and chastening; to understand prudent words;
My son, be attentive to my Wisdom [godly Wisdom learned by actual and costly experience], and incline your ear to my understanding [of what is becoming and prudent for you],
The son who gathers during summer is prudent; the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.
In the lips of the prudent wisdom is found and is a rod unto the back of him that is void of understanding.
Transgression is at work where people talk too much, but anyone who holds his tongue is prudent.
Righteous lips know what is prudent, but the words of the wicked are perverse.
A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.
A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
The heart of the wise causes his mouth to be prudent, and with his lips he shall increase doctrine.
A prudent servant will rule in place of a disgraceful son and will share in the inheritance among brothers.
Even a fool is thought to be wise when he remains silent; he is thought to be prudent when he keeps his mouth shut.
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.
Smite a scorner, and the simple will become prudent, and reproving one that has understanding, he will understand knowledge.
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.
Look! I observed that it is good and prudent to eat, drink, and enjoy all that is good of a person's work that he does on earth during the limited days of his life, which God gives him, for this is his allotment.
The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:
Surely the princes of Zoan are fools; the counsel of the prudent counsellors of Pharaoh is become carnal; how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of the ancient kings?
Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
Concerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts; Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished?
They were to be young men without physical defect, handsome in appearance, skilled in all wisdom, quick to learn, prudent in how they used knowledge, and capable of serving in the king's palace. They were to learn the literature and language of the Chaldeans.
Then Daniel spoke with prudent counsel to Arioch, who was in charge of the king's executioners and who had gone out to execute the wise men of Babylon.
And some of those who are wise, prudent, and understanding shall be weakened and fall, [thus, then, the insincere among the people will lose courage and become deserters. It will be a test] to refine, to purify, and to make those among [God's people] white, even to the time of the end, because it is yet for the time [God] appointed.
Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.
Whoever therefore hears these my words and does them, I will liken him to a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock;
Behold, I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves; be therefore prudent as the serpents, and guileless as the doves.
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Who then is the faithful and prudent bondman whom his lord has set over his household, to give them food in season?
and five of them were prudent, and five foolish;
and the prudent took oil in their vessels, with their lamps.
and the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out;
and the prudent answered, saying -- Lest there may not be sufficient for us and you, go ye rather unto those selling, and buy for yourselves.
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
And the Lord said, 'Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the lord shall set over his household, to give in season the wheat measure?
'And the lord commended the unrighteous steward that he did prudently, because the sons of this age are more prudent than the sons of the light, in respect to their generation.
Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.
Therefore I say through the grace given unto me, to all those that are among you not to obtain more knowledge than is prudent to know, but to obtain knowledge with temperance, each one according to the measure of faith that God has dealt.
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye prudent in Christ: we weak, but ye strong: ye glorious, but we in dishonour.
In view of the present crisis, I think it is prudent for a man to stay as he is.
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
but hospitable, loving what is good, prudent, just, devout, self-controlled,
that the aged men be temperate, venerable, prudent, sound in faith, in charity, in tolerance.
that they may teach the young women to be prudent, to love their husbands, to love their children,
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