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11 Whoever tills his soil will have a lot to eat,
    but anyone who pursues fantasies lacks sense.[a]

12 The wicked desires what evil people gain,
    but the foundation[b] of the righteous is productive.
13 An evil man’s sinful speech ensnares him,
    but the righteous person escapes from trouble.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 12:11 Lit. heart
  2. Proverbs 12:12 Or root

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