23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent,
    and their lips promote instruction.[a]

24 Gracious words are a honeycomb,
    sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

25 There is a way that appears to be right,
    but in the end it leads to death.

26 The appetite of labourers works for them;
    their hunger drives them on.

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  1. Proverbs 16:23 Or prudent / and make their lips persuasive