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These are more proverbs of Solomon, collected by the advisers of King Hezekiah of Judah.
and the king’s privilege to discover them.
or all that goes on in the king’s mind!
and the sterling will be ready for the silversmith.
and his reign will be made secure by justice.
or push for a place among the great.
than to be sent away in public disgrace.
Just because you’ve seen something,
For what will you do in the end
if your neighbor deals you a shameful defeat?
don’t betray another person’s secret.
and you will never regain your good reputation.
like golden apples in a silver basket.
is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry.
They revive the spirit of their employer.
is like clouds and wind that bring no rain.
and soft speech can break bones.
Don’t eat too much, or it will make you sick!
or you will wear out your welcome.
is as harmful as hitting them with an ax,
wounding them with a sword,
or shooting them with a sharp arrow.
is like chewing with a broken tooth or walking on a lame foot.
is like taking someone’s coat in cold weather
or pouring vinegar in a wound.*
If they are thirsty, give them water to drink.
and the Lord will reward you.
so a gossiping tongue causes anger!
than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home.
is like cold water to the thirsty.
it’s like polluting a fountain or muddying a spring.
and it’s not good to seek honors for yourself.
is like a city with broken-down walls.
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