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Proverbs 12:22-24 Expanded Bible (EXB)

22 The Lord ·hates [detests] ·those who tell lies [false lips]
but ·is pleased with [favors] those who ·keep their promises [do what is true].

23 ·Wise [Prudent] people ·keep what they know to themselves [L conceal/hide their knowledge],
but ·fools can’t keep from showing how foolish they are [L the heart of fools proclaim their stupidity].

24 Hard workers will ·become leaders [be in charge],
but those who are lazy will be ·slaves [put to forced labor].

Expanded Bible (EXB)

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Proverbs 12:22-24 New International Version (NIV)

22 The Lord detests lying lips,
    but he delights in people who are trustworthy.

23 The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves,
    but a fool’s heart blurts out folly.

24 Diligent hands will rule,
    but laziness ends in forced labor.

New International Version (NIV)

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