but the godly are as bold as lions.
But wise and knowledgeable leaders bring stability.
is like a pounding rain that destroys the crops.
to obey the law is to fight them.
but those who follow the Lord understand completely.
than to be dishonest and rich.
those with wild friends bring shame to their parents.*
will end up in the pocket of someone who is kind to the poor.
of a person who ignores the law.
will fall into their own trap,
but the honest will inherit good things.
but a poor person with discernment can see right through them.
When the wicked take charge, people go into hiding.
but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.
14 Blessed are those who fear to do wrong,*
but the stubborn are headed for serious trouble.
as a roaring lion or an attacking bear.
but one who hates corruption will have a long life.
Don’t protect him!
but the crooked will be suddenly destroyed.
but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty.
but a person who wants quick riches will get into trouble.
yet some will do wrong for a mere piece of bread.
but don’t realize they’re headed for poverty.
far more than flattery.
and says, “What’s wrong with that?”
is no better than a murderer.
trusting the Lord leads to prosperity.
but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe.
but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.
When the wicked meet disaster, the godly flourish.
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