13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,(A)
    but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense.(B)

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23 A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes,(A)
    but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.

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15 Good judgment wins favor,
    but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 13:15 Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.

The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none,
    but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.(A)

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The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,(A)
    but the folly of fools is deception.(B)

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15 The simple believe anything,
    but the prudent give thought to their steps.(A)

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33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning(A)
    and even among fools she lets herself be known.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 14:33 Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac discerning / but in the heart of fools she is not known

21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense,(A)
    but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.

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16 How much better to get wisdom than gold,
    to get insight(A) rather than silver!(B)

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24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view,
    but a fool’s eyes(A) wander to the ends of the earth.

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

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The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters,(A)
    but one who has insight draws them out.

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12 Ears that hear and eyes that see—
    the Lord has made them both.(A)

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14 The wise store up knowledge,(A)
    but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.(B)

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16 All who are prudent act with[a] knowledge,
    but fools expose(A) their folly.(B)

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  1. Proverbs 13:16 Or prudent protect themselves through

18 The simple inherit folly,
    but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

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14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,(A)
    but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.

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15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge,(A)
    for the ears of the wise seek it out.

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Desire without knowledge is not good—
    how much more will hasty feet miss the way!(A)

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15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance,
    but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.

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11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom;
    by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge.(A)

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Saying 12

12 Apply your heart to instruction(A)
    and your ears to words of knowledge.

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