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suddenly he will be broken, and there will not be healing.
but when the wicked are ruling, people will groan.
but the friend of prostitutesa will squander his wealth.
but a man of bribes will ruin it.
is spreading a net for his feet.
but the righteous will sing and rejoice.b
but the wicked does not understand knowledge.
but the wise turn away wrath.
then there is rankling and ridicule,c but there is no relief.
and they seek the life of the upright.d
11 A fool gives all his breath,e
but the wise holds back in quiet.
all his officials are wicked.
Yahweh gives ⌊light to the eyes of them both⌋.f
his throne will be established forever.
15 As for a rod and reproof, theyg will give wisdom,
but a neglected child is disgraced by his mother.
but the righteous will look on his downfall.
and they will give delight to your soul.h
but as for he who guards instruction, happiness is his.
for he will understand, but there is no giving heed.
there is more hope for a fool than him.
⌊arrogance will be his end⌋.i
and the owner of anger, much transgression.
and the lowly of spirit will obtain honor.
24 Being a partner with a thief is hating one’s life;j
a curse he will hear, but not disclose.
but he who trusts in Yahweh will be secure.
26 Many are those who seek the ⌊favor⌋k of a ruler,
but from Yahweh ⌊one obtains justice⌋.l
but the ⌊upright⌋m is an abomination to the wicked.
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