10 Luxury is (A)not fitting for a fool;
Much less for a (B)slave to rule over princes.
11 A person’s (C)discretion makes him slow to anger,
And it is his glory (D)to overlook an offense.
12 A (E)king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion,
But his favor is like (F)dew on the grass.
13 A (G)foolish son is destruction to his father,
And the (H)quarrels of a wife are a constant dripping.
14 House and wealth are an (I)inheritance from fathers,
But a prudent wife is from the Lord.
15 (J)Laziness casts one into a deep sleep,
And [a]a lazy [b]person will suffer hunger.
16 One who (K)keeps the commandment keeps his soul,
But one who [c]is careless of [d]conduct will die.
17 One who (L)is gracious to a poor person lends to the Lord,
And He will repay him for his [e](M)good deed.
18 (N)Discipline your son while there is hope,
And do not desire [f]his death.
19 A person of great anger will suffer the penalty,
For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.
20 (O)Listen to advice and accept discipline,
So that you may be wise [g]the rest of your days.

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  1. Proverbs 19:15 Lit an idle
  2. Proverbs 19:15 Lit soul
  3. Proverbs 19:16 Lit despises
  4. Proverbs 19:16 Lit ways
  5. Proverbs 19:17 Or benefits
  6. Proverbs 19:18 Lit causing him to die
  7. Proverbs 19:20 Lit in your latter end

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