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"I wisdom, have made prudence my dwelling..." Proverbs 8:12

Wisdom has made prudence a dwelling, a lodging place, tabernacle, residence, a settlement, and a habitation. It's as if someone were to ask you where does wisdom live. You would say wisdom lives in prudence.



The Hebrew word for prudence in Proverbs 8:12 is Ormah. It is Strong's Concordance number H6195 it means trickery; or in a good sense discretion. It comes from the word Orem which is Strong's Concordance number H6163 meaning craftiness.


The Ancient Hebrew Analysis: Prudence is to pay close attention, consider, and discern the man's life or chaos that has been revealed.


To be prudent is to pay close attention to a thing, consider all of the elements of the thing and discern what moves to make for the most favorable outcome.


Webster's Dictionary defines prudence as the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason, shrewdness in the management of affairs, skill, and good judgement in the use of resources, caution, or circumspection as to danger or risk.


In the The Scriptures by the Institute for Scripture Research it say, "I wisdom, have dwelt with insight..."


What is insight? Insight is the capacity to gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of a person or thing. The power or act of seeing into a situation: PENETRATION; The act or result of apprehending the inner nature of things.


"The proverbs of Solomon, the son of David, King of Yisrael: To know wisdom and instruction; to discern the words of understanding; to receive instruction in wise dealings, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young man:" Proverbs 1:1 - 4

"You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart." Proverbs 8:5

Prudent Statements in Proverbs:


  • "When words are many, transgression is not absent, but he who restrains his lips is wise." Proverbs 10:19

  • A slanderer is a revealer of secrets, but one with a trustworthy spirit conceals a matter. Proverbs 11:13

  • When there is no oxen, the crib is clean; but from the strength of an ox comes much increase." Proverbs 14:4

  • Prayer Point: Ask Yahusha if you are being prudent in judgement.


Reflection: How does prudence manifest itself in the 3 verses mentioned above?


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