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but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.q
2 From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things,r
but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.
but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.u
4 A sluggard’s appetite is never filled,v
but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 The righteous hate what is false,w
but the wicked make themselves a stench
and bring shame on themselves.
but wickedness overthrows the sinner.x
7 One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing;y
another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.z
but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.a
but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.b
but wisdom is found in those who take advice.c
11 Dishonest money dwindles away,d
but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.e
13 Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it,f
14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,i
turning a person from the snares of death.j
but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction.a
16 All who are prudent act withb knowledge,
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,m
but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.n
18 Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame,o
but whoever heeds correction is honored.p
19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,q
but fools detest turning from evil.
for a companion of fools suffers harm.r
21 Trouble pursues the sinner,s
but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.v
but injustice sweeps it away.
24 Whoever spares the rodw hates their children,
but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.z
Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
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