The poor are shunned by all their relatives –
    how much more do their friends avoid them!
Though the poor pursue them with pleading,
    they are nowhere to be found.[a]

The one who gets wisdom loves life;
    the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.

A false witness will not go unpunished,
    and whoever pours out lies will perish.

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  1. Proverbs 19:7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.