27 The human spirit is[a] the lamp of the Lord(A)
    that sheds light on one’s inmost being.(B)

28 Love and faithfulness keep a king safe;
    through love(C) his throne is made secure.(D)

29 The glory of young men is their strength,
    gray hair the splendor of the old.(E)

30 Blows and wounds scrub(F) away evil,
    and beatings(G) purge the inmost being.

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  1. Proverbs 20:27 Or A person’s words are

14 I am poured out like water,
    and all my bones are out of joint.(A)
My heart has turned to wax;(B)
    it has melted(C) within me.

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