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But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.
aBut he who is perverse in his ways despises Him.
bBut the lips of the wise will preserve them.
4 Where no oxen are, the 1trough is clean;
But much increase comes by the strength of an ox.
5 A cfaithful witness does not lie,
But a false witness will utter dlies.
But eknowledge is easy to him who understands.
When you do not perceive in him the lips of fknowledge.
But the folly of fools is deceit.
But among the upright there is favor.
And a stranger does not share its joy.
11 hThe house of the wicked will be overthrown,
But the tent of the upright will flourish.
12 iThere is a way that seems right to a man,
And lthe end of mirth may be grief.
14 The backslider in heart will be mfilled with his own ways,
But the prudent considers well his steps.
16 oA wise man fears and departs from evil,
But a fool rages and is self-confident.
And a man of wicked intentions is hated.
But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 pThe poor man is hated even by his own neighbor,
rBut he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.
But mercy and truth belong to those who devise good.
But 5idle chatter leads only to poverty.
But the foolishness of fools is folly.
But a deceitful witness speaks lies.
And His children will have a place of refuge.
27 tThe fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
To turn one away from the snares of death.
But in the lack of people is the downfall of a prince.
29 uHe who is slow to wrath has great understanding,
But he who is 7impulsive exalts folly.
But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.
But zthe righteous has a refuge in his death.
But awhat is in the heart of fools is made known.
34 Righteousness exalts a bnation,
But sin is a 8reproach to any people.
35 cThe king’s favor is toward a wise servant,
But his wrath is against him who causes shame.
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