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1Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge:
but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
2A good man obtaineth favor of the Lord:
but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
3A man shall not be established by wickedness:
but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
4A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband:
but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
5The thoughts of the righteous are right:
but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
6The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood:
but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
7The wicked are overthrown, and are not:
but the house of the righteous shall stand.
8A man shall be commended according to his wisdom:
but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
9 He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better
than he that honoreth himself, and lacketh bread.
10A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast:
but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
11He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread:
but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.
12The wicked desireth the net of evil men:
but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.
13The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips:
but the just shall come out of trouble.
14A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth:
and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes:
but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
16A fool's wrath is presently known:
but a prudent man covereth shame.
17 He that speaketh truth showeth forth righteousness:
but a false witness deceit.
18There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword:
but the tongue of the wise is health.
19The lip of truth shall be established for ever:
but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
20Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil:
but to the counselors of peace is joy.
21There shall no evil happen to the just:
but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
22Lying lips are abomination to the Lord:
but they that deal truly are his delight.
23A prudent man concealeth knowledge:
but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
24The hand of the diligent shall bear rule:
but the slothful shall be under tribute.
25Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop:
but a good word maketh it glad.
26The righteous is more excellent than his neighbor:
but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
27The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting:
but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
28In the way of righteousness is life;
and in the pathway thereof there is no death.
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