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20A wise son maketh a glad father;
But a foolish man despiseth his mother.
21Folly is joy to him that lacketh understanding;
But a man of discernment walketh straightforwards.
22For want of counsel purposes are frustrated;
But in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
23A man hath joy in the answer of his mouth;
And a word in due season, how good is it!
24The path of life goeth upward for the wise, that he may depart from the nether-world beneath.
25The Lord will pluck up the house of the proud;
But He will establish the border of the widow.
26The thoughts of wickedness are an abomination to the Lord;
But words of pleasantness are pure.
27He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house;
But he that hateth gifts shall live.
28The heart of the righteous studieth to answer;
But the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
29The Lord is far from the wicked;
But He heareth the prayer of the righteous.
30The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart;
And a good report maketh the bones fat.
31The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
32He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul;
But he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.
33The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom;
And before honour goeth humility.

16 The preparations of the heart are man's,
But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
2All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes;
But the Lord weigheth the spirits.
3Commit thy works unto the Lord, And thy thoughts shall be established.
4The Lord hath made every things for His own purpose,
Yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
5Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord;
My hand upon it! he shall not be unpunished.
6By mercy and truth iniquity is expiated;
And by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.