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A wise son brings joy to his father,q
but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
2 Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value,r
but righteousness delivers from death.s
3 The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry,t
but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.u
4 Lazy hands make for poverty,v
but diligent hands bring wealth.w
but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.x
but a chattering fool comes to ruin.c
but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.f
10 Whoever winks maliciouslyg causes grief,
and a chattering fool comes to ruin.
11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,h
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.i
but love covers over all wrongs.j
13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,k
but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense.l
14 The wise store up knowledge,m
but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.n
15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city,o
but poverty is the ruin of the poor.p
16 The wages of the righteous is life,q
but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.r
17 Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life,s
but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
18 Whoever conceals hatred with lying lipst
and spreads slander is a fool.
but the prudent hold their tongues.u
but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
but fools die for lack of sense.v
without painful toil for it.y
23 A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes,z
but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.
what the righteous desire will be granted.c
26 As vinegar to the teeth and smokef to the eyes,
so are sluggards to those who send them.g
27 The fear of the Lord adds length to life,h
but the years of the wicked are cut short.i
but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.j
but it is the ruin of those who do evil.k
but the wicked will not remain in the land.l
31 From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom,m
but a perverse tonguen will be silenced.
32 The lips of the righteous know what finds favor,o
but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.p
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