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than a house full of feasting, with strife.r
and will share the inheritance as one of the family.
3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,s
but the Lord tests the heart.t
a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
6 Children’s childreny are a crown to the aged,
and parents are the pride of their children.
how much worse lying lips to a ruler!z
they think success will come at every turn.a
9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense,b
but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.c
more than a hundred lashes a fool.
the messenger of death will be sent against them.
than a fool bent on folly.d
so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.g
15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocenth—
the Lord detests them both.i
when they are not able to understand it?j
and a brother is born for a time of adversity.k
and puts up security for a neighbor.l
whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.
one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.
there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool.m
23 The wicked accept bribesp in secret
to pervert the course of justice.q
but a fool’s eyesr wander to the ends of the earth.
and bitterness to the mother who bore him.s
26 If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good,t
surely to flog honest officials is not right.
27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,u
and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.v
and discerning if they hold their tongues.w