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16 The good man’s earnings advance the cause of righteousness. The evil man squanders his on sin.

17 Anyone willing to be corrected is on the pathway to life. Anyone refusing has lost his chance.

18 To hide hatred is to be a liar; to slander is to be 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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