Prudent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; practically wise; judicious; careful; discreet; sensible; -- opposed to rash; as, a prudent man; dictated or directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence; as, prudent behavior.

2. (a.) Frugal; economical; not extravagant; as, a prudent woman; prudent expenditure of money.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PRUDENCE; PRUDENT

proo'-dens, proo'-dent: In the Old Testament "prudence" is the translation of `ormah (Proverbs 8:12); also in the King James Version of sekhel (2 Chronicles 2:12, the Revised Version (British and American) "discretion"); and "prudent" is the translation of `arum, "subtle" (Proverbs 12:16, 23; Proverbs 13:16, etc.; compare Genesis 3:1 Job 5:12), and of bin (1 Samuel 16:18, the Revised Version margin "skillful"; Proverbs 16:21; Proverbs 18:15 Isaiah 5:21; Isaiah 10:13, the American Standard Revised Version "understanding," etc.), with other words. In the New Testament "prudence" occurs once as the translation of phronesis (Ephesians 1:8); "prudent" is in the King James Version the translation of sunetos, changed in the Revised Version (British and American) to "understanding" (Matthew 11:25 Acts 13:7); in 1 Corinthians 1:19, the American Standard Revised Version has "the discerning," the English Revised Version retains "prudent." In its etymological sense of seeing beforehand (contraction of "providence"), "prudence" does not occur in the New Testament. As forethought, foresight, prudence was reckoned one of the cardinal virtues by the ancient ethical writers. See the remarks of Coleridge on its lower and higher character in his Aids to Reflection, Aphor. 29.

W. L. Walker

Greek
2103. Euboulos -- "prudent," Eubulus, a Christian
... 2102, 2103. Euboulos. 2104 . "prudent," Eubulus ... Word Origin from eu and boule
Definition "prudent," Eubulus, a Christian NASB Word Usage Eubulus (1). Eubulus ...
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4908. sunetos -- intelligent
... intelligent. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: sunetos Phonetic Spelling:
(soon-et'-os) Short Definition: intelligent, prudent, wise Definition ... prudent. ...
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5429. phronimos -- practically wise, sensible
... sensible. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: phronimos Phonetic Spelling:
(fron'-ee-mos) Short Definition: intelligent, prudent Definition: intelligent ...
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4998. sophron -- of sound mind, self-controlled
... sound, safe" and 5424 , "inner outlook" which regulates outward behavior) -- properly,
safe (sound) because , referring to what is prudent because correctly ...
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4995. sophronismos -- self-control
... Cognate: 4995 (a masculine noun derived from 4998 , "truly moderate") -- properly,
safe-minded, issuing in prudent ("sensible") behavior that "fits" a situation ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7919a. sakal -- to be prudent
... 7919, 7919a. sakal. 7919b . to be prudent. Transliteration: sakal Short
Definition: wise. Word Origin a prim. root Definition to ...
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7919. sakal -- to be prudent
... 7918, 7919. sakal. 7919a . to be prudent. Transliteration: sakal Phonetic
Spelling: (saw-kal') Short Definition: consider. consider ...
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6175. arum -- crafty, shrewd, sensible
... Word Origin from arom Definition crafty, shrewd, sensible NASB Word Usage crafty
(2), prudent (2), prudent man (3), sensible (2), sensible man (1), shrewd (1). ...
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6191. arom -- to be shrewd or crafty
... very, beware, take crafty counsel, be prudent, deal subtilly. A primitive
root; properly, to be (or make) bare; but used only in ...
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7080. qasam -- to practice divination
... diviner prudent, soothsayer, use divination. A primitive root; properly,
to distribute, ie Determine by lot or magical scroll; by ...
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995. bin -- to discern
... carefully (1), observe (1), observed (2), observing (1), paid close attention (1),
pay heed (2), perceive (5), perceived (2), ponder (2), prudent (4), regard (1 ...
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Library

The Prudent Steward.
... XXV. THE PRUDENT STEWARD. "And he said also unto his disciples, There
was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same ...
/.../arnot/the parables of our lord/xxv the prudent steward.htm

And Antony Also was Exceeding Prudent, and the Wonder was that ...
... Life of Antony. Section 72. And Antony also was exceeding prudent, and
the wonder was that although he had� 72. And Antony also ...
/.../athanasius/select works and letters or athanasius/life of antony section 72.htm

Men Entrust their Safety Rather to a Just than to a Prudent Man. . ...
... Book II. Chapter X. Men entrust their safety rather to a just than to a prudent
man.� Men entrust their safety rather to a just than to a prudent man. ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter x men entrust their.htm

Whether Prudence Can be in Sinners?
... For our Lord said (Lk.16:8): "The children of this world are more prudent [Douay:
'wiser'] in their generation than the children of light." Now the children of ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether prudence can be in.htm

The Yoke of Jesus.
... Jesus rejoiced in spirit, 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 ...
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And Perhaps Also from the Words, "For Ye See Your Calling...
... that are, that no flesh may glory in His presence;" [3589] some have been led to
suppose that no one who is instructed, or wise, or prudent, embraces the Gospel ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xlviii and perhaps also.htm

Again on the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xi. 25, "I Thank Thee, O ...
... "Because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed
them unto babes." [2288] Who are the "wise and prudent"? Who the "babes"? ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon xviii again on the.htm

But Upon those who have Used Dissimulation Like David...
... He compares them to children, as not having manfully withstood the idolaters, but
to prudent children, because by artifice they avoided doing sacrifice. ...
/.../peter/the writings of peter of alexandria/canon v but upon those.htm

Whether Solicitude Belongs to Prudence?
... good. Objection 2: Further, he seems to be prudent, who seeks and does good
for himself. Now ... own. Therefore they are not prudent. Objection ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether solicitude belongs to prudence 2.htm

Whether the Manner and Order of the First Temptation was Fitting?
... Therefore the serpent is unfittingly described (Gn.3:1) as "more subtle than any
of the beasts of the earth," or as "the most prudent of all beasts" according ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the manner and order.htm

Thesaurus
Prudent (40 Occurrences)
... in action, or in determining any line of conduct; practically wise; judicious; careful;
discreet; sensible; -- opposed to rash; as, a prudent man; dictated or ...
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Prudence (9 Occurrences)
... (n.) Wisdom in the way of caution and provision; discretion; carefulness; hence,
also, economy; frugality. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PRUDENCE; PRUDENT. ...
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Thoughtless (17 Occurrences)
... him, (See JPS). Proverbs 14:15 The simple believeth every word; But the prudent
man looketh well to his going. (See JPS). Proverbs 14 ...
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Prudently (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) In a prudent manner. ... For the sons of this world
are, for their own generation, more prudent than the sons of light. (DBY YLT). ...
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Simple (40 Occurrences)
... in a bad sense (Proverbs 7:7, parallel to "destitute of understanding"; Proverbs
8:5, parallel to "fools" (blockheads); Proverbs 14:15, opposed to prudent). ...
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Inherited (23 Occurrences)
... are' they. (YLT NAS). Proverbs 14:18 The simple have inherited folly, And
the prudent are crowned 'with' knowledge. (YLT). Proverbs ...
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Foolishness (30 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS). Proverbs 12:23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge, but the
hearts of fools proclaim foolishness. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS). ...
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Foreseeth (2 Occurrences)
... Foreseeth (2 Occurrences). Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth
himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. (KJV WBS). ...
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Paulus (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Sergius Paulus. A "prudent man" (RV, "man of
understanding"), the deputy (RV, "proconsul") of Cyprus (Acts 13:6-13). ...
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Babes (18 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
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Concordance
Prudent (40 Occurrences)

Matthew 7:24
Whoever therefore hears these my words and does them, I will liken him to a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock;
(DBY)

Matthew 10:16
Behold, I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves; be therefore prudent as the serpents, and guileless as the doves.
(DBY)

Matthew 11:25
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.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Matthew 24:45
Who then is the faithful and prudent bondman whom his lord has set over his household, to give them food in season?
(DBY)

Matthew 25:2
And five of them were prudent and five foolish.
(DBY YLT NAS)

Matthew 25:4
but the prudent took oil in their vessels with their torches.
(DBY YLT NAS)

Matthew 25:8
And the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, for our torches are going out.
(DBY YLT NAS)

Matthew 25:9
But the prudent answered saying, We cannot, lest it might not suffice for us and for you. Go rather to those that sell, and buy for yourselves.
(DBY YLT NAS)

Luke 10:21
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.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Luke 12:42
And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and prudent steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give the measure of corn in season?
(DBY YLT)

Luke 16:8
And the lord praised the unrighteous steward because he had done prudently. For the sons of this world are, for their own generation, more prudent than the sons of light.
(Root in DBY YLT)

Acts 13:7
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.
(KJV WBS)

1 Corinthians 1:19
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
(KJV WBS)

1 Corinthians 4:10
We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye prudent in Christ: we weak, but ye strong: ye glorious, but we in dishonour.
(DBY NAS)

1 Timothy 3:2
The overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching;
(See NAS)

1 Samuel 16:18
Then one of the young men answered, and said, "Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a comely person; and Yahweh is with him."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV)

Proverbs 1:3
To be trained in the ways of wisdom, in righteousness and judging truly and straight behaviour:
(See NIV)

Proverbs 10:5
He who in summer gets together his store is a son who does wisely; but he who takes his rest when the grain is being cut is a son causing shame.
(See RSV)

Proverbs 10:19
Where there is much talk there will be no end to sin, but he who keeps his mouth shut does wisely.
(See RSV)

Proverbs 12:16
A fool shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 12:23
A prudent man keeps his knowledge, but the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 13:16
Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 14:8
The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Proverbs 14:15
A simple man believes everything, but the prudent man carefully considers his ways.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Proverbs 14:18
The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Proverbs 15:5
A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
(KJV JPS DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Proverbs 16:21
The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS)

Proverbs 17:28
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; When he shutteth his lips, he is 'esteemed as' prudent.
(ASV NAS)

Proverbs 18:15
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS)

Proverbs 19:14
House and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 19:25
Smite a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; And reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
(See JPS YLT)

Proverbs 22:3
A prudent man sees danger, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 27:12
A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 3:2
The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
(KJV WBS)

Isaiah 5:21
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Isaiah 10:13
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:
(KJV JPS WBS)

Isaiah 29:14
therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the understanding of their prudent men will be hidden."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Jeremiah 49:7
Of Edom. Thus says Yahweh of Armies: Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Hosea 14:9
Who is wise, that he may understand these things? Who is prudent, that he may know them? For the ways of Yahweh are right, and the righteous walk in them; But the rebellious stumble in them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)

Amos 5:13
Therefore a prudent person keeps silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

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Prudence (9 Occurrences)

Thoughtless (17 Occurrences)

Prudently (4 Occurrences)

Simple (40 Occurrences)

Inherited (23 Occurrences)

Foolishness (30 Occurrences)

Foreseeth (2 Occurrences)

Paulus (1 Occurrence)

Babes (18 Occurrences)

Conceals (8 Occurrences)

Concealeth (7 Occurrences)

Sergius (1 Occurrence)

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Folly (68 Occurrences)

Punished (47 Occurrences)

Hides (27 Occurrences)

Measure (269 Occurrences)

Hideth (28 Occurrences)

Instruction (117 Occurrences)

Fool (95 Occurrences)

Valor (45 Occurrences)

Vexation (36 Occurrences)

Vanished (13 Occurrences)

Valour (66 Occurrences)

Unfoldeth (1 Occurrence)

Overlooks (6 Occurrences)

Judicious (2 Occurrences)

Jehu (63 Occurrences)

Liberality (7 Occurrences)

Guileless (3 Occurrences)

Getting (151 Occurrences)

Glorious (91 Occurrences)

Getteth (11 Occurrences)

Wise-hearted (10 Occurrences)

Wondrously (6 Occurrences)

Warrior (36 Occurrences)

Wise (422 Occurrences)

Wheat (56 Occurrences)

Increaseth (21 Occurrences)

Fine-looking (3 Occurrences)

Forethought (3 Occurrences)

Fool's (10 Occurrences)

Flaunteth (1 Occurrence)

Transgressors (19 Occurrences)

Teman (12 Occurrences)

Rash (18 Occurrences)

Regardeth (21 Occurrences)

Exposes (1 Occurrence)

Discreet (9 Occurrences)

Dishonour (22 Occurrences)

Decayed (7 Occurrences)

Deceiving (18 Occurrences)

Dealeth (22 Occurrences)

Deception (24 Occurrences)

Deputy (7 Occurrences)

Despiseth (23 Occurrences)

Musician (112 Occurrences)

Marvelously (4 Occurrences)

Promote (21 Occurrences)

Proclaims (6 Occurrences)

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Promotes (4 Occurrences)

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Proclaimeth (10 Occurrences)

Playing (37 Occurrences)

Brave (15 Occurrences)

Bar-jesus (1 Occurrence)

Bondman (108 Occurrences)

Barjesus (1 Occurrence)

Bethlehemite (4 Occurrences)

Beth-lehemite (4 Occurrences)

Credence (20 Occurrences)

Considers (13 Occurrences)

Cautious (2 Occurrences)

Cornelius (10 Occurrences)

Crowned (14 Occurrences)

Circumspect (1 Occurrence)

Corn (107 Occurrences)

Concealing (2 Occurrences)

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