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but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge,t
but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.u
keeping watch on the wicked and the good.x
but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.a
but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.b
6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure,c
but the income of the wicked brings ruin.d
7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge,e
but the hearts of fools are not upright.
but the prayer of the upright pleases him.h
9 The Lord detests the way of the wicked,i
but he loves those who pursue righteousness.j
the one who hates correction will die.k
how much more do human hearts!m
12 Mockers resent correction,n
so they avoid the wise.
13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful,o
but heartache crushes the spirit.p
14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,q
but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.r
than great wealth with turmoil.s
than a fattened calf with hatred.t
18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,u
but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.v
19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,w
but the path of the upright is a highway.
20 A wise son brings joy to his father,x
but a foolish man despises his mother.
21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense,y
but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.
22 Plans fail for lack of counsel,z
23 A person finds joy in giving an apt replyc—
and how good is a timely word!d
to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead.
25 The Lord tears down the house of the proud,e
but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place.f
but gracious words are purei in his sight.
but the one who hates bribes will live.j
28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers,k
but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.l
but he hears the prayer of the righteous.m
and good news gives health to the bones.n
will be at home among the wise.o
32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves,p
but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.q
33 Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord,r
and humility comes before honor.s
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