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PROVERBS

Shall hasten his steps unto the pit; none will support him.
 
18Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved;
But he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
 
19He that tilleth his ground shall have plenty of bread;
But he that followeth after vain things shall have poverty enough.
 
20A faithful man shall abound with blessings;
But he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be unpunished.
 
21To have respect of persons is not good;
For a man will transgress for a piece of bread.
 
22He that hath an evil eye hasteneth after riches,
And knoweth not that want shall come upon him.
 
23He that rebuketh a man shall in the end find more favour
Than he that flattereth with the tongue.
 
24Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith: 'It is no transgression',
The same is the companion of a destroyer.
 
25He that is of a greedy spirit stirreth up strife;
But he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be abundantly gratified.
 
26He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool;
But whoso walketh wisely, he shall escape.
 
27He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack;
But he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
 
28When the wicked rise, men hide themselves;
But when they perish, the righteous increase.


29 He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck
Shall suddenly be broken, and that without remedy.
 
2When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice;
But when the wicked beareth rule, the people sigh.
 
3Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father;
But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance.
 
4The king by justice establisheth the land;
But he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it.
 
5A man that flattereth his neighbour
Spreadeth a net for his steps.
 
6In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare;
But the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
 
7The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor;
The wicked understandeth not knowledge.
 

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