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1Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but one who hates correction is stupid. #Pr 3:115:11-13|NoBook| 15:5
2The good person obtains favor from the Lord, #Pr 8:35
but He condemns a man who schemes. #Pr 14:17|NoBook| 24:8
3Man cannot be made secure by wickedness,
but the root of the righteous is immovable. #Ps 16:8|NoBook| 21:7Pr 10:30
4A capable wife # Or A wife of quality, or A wife of good character is her husband’s crown, #Pr 18:22|NoBook| 19:14|NoBook| 31:10
but a wife who causes shame
is like rottenness in his bones. #Pr 14:30
5The thoughts of the righteous are just,
but guidance from the wicked leads to deceit.
6The words of the wicked are a deadly ambush, #Pr 1:11
but the speech of the upright rescues them. #Pr 14:2
7The wicked are overthrown and perish, #Jb 34:25
but the house of the righteous will stand. #Ps 103:17-18Pr 10:25Mt 7:24-27
8A man is praised for his insight,
but a twisted mind is despised.
9Better to be dishonored, yet have a servant,
than to act important but have no food. #Pr 11:24|NoBook| 13:7Rm 12:3
10A righteous man cares about his animal’s health, #Dt 25:4Pr 27:23Jnh 4:11
but even the merciful acts of the wicked are cruel.
11The one who works his land will have plenty of food, #Pr 24:27
but whoever chases fantasies lacks sense. #Pr 28:19
12The wicked desire what evil men have, # Or desire a stronghold of evil
but the root of the righteous produces fruit.
13An evil man is trapped by his rebellious speech, #Pr 10:14|NoBook| 13:3|NoBook| 18:7
but a righteous one escapes from trouble. #Pr 21:23|NoBook| 29:6
14A man will be satisfied with good
by the words of his mouth, #Pr 13:2|NoBook| 18:20
and the work of a man’s hands will reward him. #Pr 1:31|NoBook| 28:19Is 3:10
15A fool’s way is right in his own eyes, #Pr 16:2|NoBook| 21:2
but whoever listens to counsel is wise.
16A fool’s displeasure is known at once,
but whoever ignores an insult is sensible. #Pr 11:13|NoBook| 12:23|NoBook| 17:9|NoBook| 29:11
17Whoever speaks the truth declares what is right,
but a false witness, deceit. #Pr 6:19|NoBook| 14:5
18There is one who speaks rashly,
like a piercing sword; #Ps 57:4
but the tongue of the wise brings healing. #Pr 4:22|NoBook| 15:4
19Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue, only a moment. #Ps 52:4-5Pr 19:9
20Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,
but those who promote peace have joy. #Pr 14:22
21No disaster overcomes the righteous, #Ps 91:101Pt 3:13
but the wicked are full of misery.
22Lying lips are detestable to the Lord, #Rv 22:15
but faithful people are His delight. #Pr 3:32|NoBook| 11:2015:8-9
23A shrewd person conceals knowledge,
but a foolish heart publicizes stupidity. #Pr 11:13|NoBook| 12:16|NoBook| 13:16|NoBook| 15:2
24The diligent hand will rule,
but laziness will lead to forced labor. #Pr 10:4|NoBook| 13:4|NoBook| 19:15
25Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down,
but a good word cheers it up. #Ps 94:19Pr 15:13|NoBook| 16:24Mt 6:25-34
26A righteous man is careful in dealing with his neighbor, # Or man guides his neighbor
but the ways of the wicked lead them astray. #Pr 14:22
27A lazy man doesn’t roast his game, #Pr 19:15|NoBook| 26:15
but to a diligent man, his wealth is precious. #Pr 10:4|NoBook| 13:4
28There is life in the path of righteousness,
but another path leads to death. # Or righteousness, and in its path there is no death #Pr 10:2|NoBook| 13:14|NoBook| 14:27

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