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PROVERBS

9He that walketh uprightly walketh securely;
But he that perverteth his ways shall be found out.
 
10He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow;
And a prating fool shall fall.
 
11The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life;
But the mouth of the wicked concealeth violence.
 
12Hatred stirreth up strifes;
But love covereth all transgressions.
 
13In the lips of him that hath discernment wisdom is found;
But a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
 
14Wise men lay up knowledge;
But the mouth of the foolish is an imminent ruin.
 
15The rich man's wealth is his strong city;
The ruin of the poor is their poverty.
 
16The wages of the righteous is life;
The increase of the wicked is sin.
 
17He is in the way of life that heedeth instruction;
But he that forsaketh reproof erreth.
 
18He that hideth hatred is of lying lips;
And he that uttereth a slander is a fool.
 
19In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression;
But he that refraineth his lips is wise.
 
20The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver;
The heart of the wicked is little worth.
 
21The lips of the righteous feed many;
But the foolish die for want of understanding.
 
22The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich,
And toil addeth nothing thereto.
 
23It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness,
And so is wisdom to a man of discernment.
 
24The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him;
And the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
 
25When the whirlwind passeth, the wicked is no more;
But the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
 
26As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes,
So is the sluggard to them that send him.
 
27The fear of the Lord prolongeth days;
But the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
 
28The hope of the righteous is gladness;
But the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
 
29The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the upright,
But ruin to the workers of iniquity.
 

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