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than a fool whose lips are perverse.w
how much more will hasty feet miss the way!x
3 A person’s own follyy leads to their ruin,
yet their heart rages against the Lord.z
but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.a
and whoever pours out lies will not go free.d
6 Many curry favor with a ruler,e
and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.f
how much more do their friends avoid them!g
Though the poor pursue them with pleading,
the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.i
and whoever pours out lies will perish.j
10 It is not fitting for a foolk to live in luxury—
how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!l
11 A person’s wisdom yields patience;m
it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.
12 A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion,n
13 A foolish child is a father’s ruin,q
and a quarrelsome wife is like
the constant dripping of a leaky roof.r
14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents,s
but a prudent wife is from the Lord.t
and the shiftless go hungry.u
but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.v
17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,w
and he will reward them for what they have done.x
do not be a willing party to their death.y
rescue them, and you will have to do it again.
20 Listen to advice and accept discipline,z
and at the end you will be counted among the wise.a
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.b
22 What a person desires is unfailing loveb;
better to be poor than a liar.
then one rests content, untouched by trouble.c
he will not even bring it back to his mouth!d
26 Whoever robs their father and drives out their motherg
is a child who brings shame and disgrace.
27 Stop listening to instruction, my son,h
and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.i
and beatings for the backs of fools.j
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