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1 aBetter is a dry morsel and quietness with it
Than a house full of 1feasting with strife.
And will share in the inheritance among brothers.
3 The arefining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
But bthe Lord tests hearts.
4 An aevildoer listens to wicked lips;
A 1liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
5 He who mocks the apoor taunts his Maker;
He who brejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.
6 aGrandchildren are the crown of old men,
And the bglory of sons is their fathers.
Much less are blying lips to a prince.
Wherever he turns, he prospers.
9 He who aconceals a transgression seeks love,
But he who repeats a matter bseparates intimate friends.
Than a hundred blows into a fool.
So a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
Rather than a fool in his folly.
13 He who areturns evil for good,
bEvil will not depart from his house.
So aabandon the quarrel before it breaks out.
15 He who ajustifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous,
Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.
16 Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to abuy wisdom,
When 1he has no sense?
17 A afriend loves at all times,
And a brother is born for adversity.
And becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor.
19 He who aloves transgression loves strife;
He who braises his door seeks destruction.
And he who is bperverted in his language falls into evil.
21 He who asires a fool does so to his sorrow,
And the father of a fool has no joy.
But a broken spirit bdries up the bones.
23 A wicked man receives a abribe from the bosom
To bpervert the ways of justice.
But the aeyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
25 A afoolish son is a grief to his father
And bbitterness to her who bore him.
26 It is also not good to afine the righteous,
Nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.
And he who has a bcool spirit is a man of understanding.
28 Even a fool, when he akeeps silent, is considered wise;
When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.
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