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- And he that breatheth forth lies shall not escape.
- 6Many will entreat the favour of the liberal man;
- And every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
- 7All the brethren of the poor do hate him;
- How much more do his friends go far from him!
- He that pursueth words, they turn against him.
- 8He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul;
- He that keepeth understanding shall find good.
- 9A false witness shall not be unpunished;
- And he that breatheth forth lies shall perish.
- 10Luxury is not seemly for a fool;
- Much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
- 11It is the discretion of a man to be slow to anger,
- And it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
- 12The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion;
- But his favour is as dew upon the grass.
- 13A foolish son is the calamity of his father;
- And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
- 14House and riches are the inheritance of fathers;
- But a prudent wife is from the Lord.
- 15Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep;
- And the idle soul shall suffer hunger.
- 16He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul;
- But he that despiseth His ways shall die.
- 17He that is gracious unto the poor lendeth unto the Lord;
- And his good deed will He repay unto him.
- 18Chasten thy son, for there is hope;
- But set not thy heart on his destruction.
19A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment;
- For if thou interpose, thou wilt add thereto.
- 20Hear counsel, and receive instruction,
- That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
- 21There are many devices in a man's heart;
- But the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.
- 22The lust of a man is his shame;
- And a poor man is better than a liar.
- 23The fear of the Lord tendeth to life;
- And he that hath it shall abide satisfied,
- He shall not be visited with evil.
- 24The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish,
- And will not so much as bring it back to his mouth.