but harsh words make tempers flare.
but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness.
keeping his eye on both the evil and the good.
a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
5 Only a fool despises a parent’s* discipline;
whoever learns from correction is wise.
but the earnings of the wicked bring trouble.
the heart of a fool has none to give.
but he delights in the prayers of the upright.
but he loves those who pursue godliness.
whoever hates correction will die.
11 Even Death and Destruction* hold no secrets from the Lord.
How much more does he know the human heart!
so they stay away from the wise.
a broken heart crushes the spirit.
while the fool feeds on trash.
for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.
than to have great treasure and inner turmoil.
is better than steak with someone you hate.
a cool-tempered person stops them.
but the path of the upright is an open highway.
foolish children despise their mother.
a sensible person stays on the right path.
many advisers bring success.
it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!
they leave the grave* behind.
but he protects the property of widows.
but he delights in pure words.
but those who hate bribes will live.
the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words.
but he hears the prayers of the righteous.
good news makes for good health.
you will be at home among the wise.
but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.
humility precedes honor.
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