Proverbs 21:10–13

10 The soul of the wicked desires evil;

his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.

11 When a scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise;

when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.

12 The righteous observes the house of the wicked;

the wicked are cast down to ruin.

13 He who closes his ear to the cry of the poor

will himself cry out and not be heard.

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