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Proverbs 12:22-24 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

22 An abomination of Yahweh are lips of deceit,
    but they who act faithfully are his delight.
23 A clever person conceals knowledge,
    but the heart[a] of a fool[b] announces folly.
24 The hand of the diligent ones will rule,
    but the lazy will belong to forced labor.


  1. Proverbs 12:23 Or “mind”
  2. Proverbs 12:23 Hebrew “fools”
Lexham English Bible (LEB)

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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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