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He directs it wherever He chooses. u
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. x
4 The lamp y that guides the wicked—
haughty eyes and an arrogant heart z—is sin.
but anyone who is reckless certainly becomes poor. a
because they refuse to act justly.
but the behavior of the innocent is upright. g
than to share a house with a nagging wife. h
the inexperienced become wiser;
when one teaches a wise man,
he acquires knowledge. k
He brings the wicked to ruin.
will himself also call out and not be answered. l
but a terror to those who practice iniquity. o
will come to rest
in the assembly of the departed spirits. p
whoever loves wine and oil will not get rich. q
than with a nagging and hot-tempered wife. t
will find life, righteousness, and honor. w
and brought down its secure fortress. x
keeps himself out of trouble. y
acts with excessive pride. z
because his hands refuse to work. a
26 He is filled with craving b all day long,
but the righteous give and don’t hold back. c
how much more so
when he brings it with ulterior motives! d
28 A lying witness will perish, e
but the one who listens will speak successfully.
29 A wicked man puts on a bold face, f
but the upright man considers his way.
will prevail against the Lord. g
31 A horse is prepared for the day of battle, h
but victory comes from the Lord. i
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