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But a scorner aheareth not rebuke.
2 A bman shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth:
But the soul of the transgressors cshall eat violence.
3 dHe that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life:
But ddhe that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
4 eThe soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing:
But a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.
7 iThere is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing:
iiThere is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.
8 jThe ransom of a man’s life are his riches:
But the poor kheareth not rebuke.
9 lThe light of the righteous rejoiceth:
10 mOnly by pride cometh contention:
But with the well advised is wisdom.
11 nWealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished:
But he that gathereth †by labour shall increase.
14 The law of the wise is a tfountain of life,
But the way of transgressors is hard.
16 yEvery prudent man dealeth with knowledge:
But a fool †layeth open his folly.
But bhe that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
19 dThe desire accomplished is sweet to the soul:
But it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
But a companion of fools †shall be destroyed.
21 eEvil pursueth sinners:
But to the righteous good shall be frepayed.
22 A good man gleaveth an inheritance to his children’s children:
And hthe wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
24 mHe that spareth his rod hateth his son:
But he that loveth him chasteneth him nbetimes.
25 oThe righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul:
But the belly of the wicked shall want.
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