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12 ¶ Whosoever loves chastening loves knowledge, but he that hates reproof is carnal.

¶ The good man shall attain the favour of the LORD, but the man of wicked thoughts he will condemn.

¶ Man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

¶ The virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

¶ The thoughts of the righteous are upright, but the astuteness of the wicked is deceit.

¶ The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

¶ God shall overthrow the wicked, and they shall not be any longer, but the house of the righteous shall remain.

¶ A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

¶ He that despises himself and becomes a slave is better than he that honours himself and lacks bread.

10 ¶ The righteous is merciful even unto his beast, but the piety of the wicked is cruel.

11 ¶ He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding.

12 ¶ The wicked desires the net of evil men, but the root of the righteous shall yield fruit.

13 ¶ The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips, but the just shall come out of the tribulation.

14 ¶ Man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompense of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.

15 ¶ The way of the fool is right in his own eyes, but he that hears counsel is wise.

16 ¶ A fool’s wrath is presently known, but he who covers the injury is sane.

17 He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness, but a false witness, deceit.

18 ¶ There are those that speak like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is medicine.

19 ¶ The lip of truth shall be established for ever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

20 ¶ Deceit is in the heart of those whose thoughts are evil, but joy in that of those whose thoughts are good.

21 ¶ No iniquity shall overtake the righteous: but the wicked shall be filled with evil.

22 ¶ Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but the workers of the truth are his delight.

23 ¶ The sane man conceals his wisdom: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

24 ¶ The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the negligent shall be under tribute.

25 ¶ Heaviness in the heart of man makes it stoop: but a good word makes it glad.

26 ¶ The righteous causes his neighbour to consider: but the way of the wicked causes them to err.

27 ¶ The deceitful man does not even roast that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

28 ¶ In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

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