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But he who hates correction is stupid.
But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn.
But the aroot of the righteous cannot be moved.
But she who causes shame is clike rottenness in his bones.
But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
6 dThe words of the wicked are, “Lie in wait for blood,”
eBut the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
7 fThe wicked are overthrown and are no more,
But the house of the righteous will stand.
gBut he who is of a perverse heart will be despised.
Than he who honors himself but lacks bread.
10 iA righteous man regards the life of his animal,
But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
But the root of the righteous yields fruit.
13 mThe wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips,
nBut the righteous will come through trouble.
14 oA man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth,
pAnd the recompense of a man’s hands will be rendered to him.
15 qThe way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
But he who heeds counsel is wise.
16 rA fool’s wrath is known at once,
But a prudent man covers shame.
17 sHe who speaks truth declares righteousness,
But a false witness, deceit.
18 tThere is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword,
But the tongue of the wise promotes health.
uBut a lying tongue is but for a moment.
But counselors of peace have joy.
But the wicked shall be filled with evil.
22 wLying lips are an abomination to the Lord,
But those who deal truthfully are His delight.
23 xA prudent man conceals knowledge,
But the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.
24 yThe hand of the diligent will rule,
But the lazy man will be put to forced labor.
25 zAnxiety in the heart of man causes depression,
But aa good word makes it glad.
For the way of the wicked leads them astray.
But diligence is man’s precious possession.
And in its pathway there is no death.
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