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16 The earnings of the righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) lead to life, but the profit of the wicked leads to further sin.(A)

17 He who heeds instruction and correction is [not only himself] in the way of life [but also] is a way of life for others. And he who neglects or refuses reproof [not only himself] goes astray [but also] causes to err and is a path toward ruin for others.

18 He who hides hatred is of lying lips, and he who utters slander is a [self-confident] fool.(B)

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