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15 A gentle answer turns away anger,v
but a harsh word stirs up wrath.w
but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.x
observing the wicked and the good.y
4 The tongue that heals is a tree of life,z
but a devious tongueC breaks the spirit.
but a person who accepts correction is sensible.aa
but trouble accompanies the income of the wicked.
but not so the heart of fools.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the Lord,a
but the prayer of the upright is his delight.b
but he loves the one who pursues righteousness.c
the one who hates correction will die.
11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lordd—
how much more, human hearts.e
12 A mocker doesn’t love one who corrects him;f
he will not consult the wise.
but a sad heart produces a broken spirit.g
14 A discerning mind seeks knowledge,h
but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.i
but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.
than great treasure with turmoil.j
18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,m
but one slow to angern calms strife.
but the path of the upright is a highway.o
but a foolish man despises his mother.p
but a person with understanding walks a straight path.q
but with many advisers they succeed.r
23 A person takes joy in giving an answer;A
and a timely word—how good that is!s
so that he may avoid going down to Sheol.
but he protects the widow’s territory.t
but pleasant words are pure.u
27 The one who profits dishonestlyv troubles his household,
but the one who hates bribes will live.w
28 The mind of the righteous person thinks before answering,x
but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil things.y
29 The Lord is far from the wicked,z
but he hears the prayer of the righteous.aa
will be at home among the wise.
32 Anyone who ignores discipline despises himself,ad
and humility comes before honor.b
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