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16 The wage of the righteous leads to life,
    the gain of the wicked to sin.
17 Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life,
    but one who rejects a rebuke goes astray.
18 Lying lips conceal hatred,
    and whoever utters slander is a fool.

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16 The wages of the righteous is life,(A)
    but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.(B)

17 Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life,(C)
    but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

18 Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips(D)
    and spreads slander is a fool.

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