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he rebels against all sound judgment.
and along with dishonor, disgrace.
4 The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters, a
a flowing river, a fountain of wisdom. b
by perverting the justice due the innocent. d
and his mouth provokes a beating. e
and his lips are a trap for his life. f
in his imagination it is like a high wall. n
12 Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, o
but humility comes before honor. p
this is foolishness and disgrace for him. q
but who can survive a broken spirit? r
and the ear of the wise seeks it. s
16 A gift opens doors t for a man
and brings him before the great. u
until another comes and cross-examines him. v
18 Casting the lot w ends quarrels
and separates powerful opponents.
19 An offended brother is harder to reach x
than a fortified city,
and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress.
he is filled with the product of his lips. y
and those who love it will eat its fruit. z
22 A man who finds a wife finds a good thing a
and obtains favor from the Lord. b
23 The poor man pleads, c
but the rich one answers roughly. d
24 A man with many friends may be harmed, e
but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother. f
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