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22 Deceitful speech is reprehensible to the Lord,
    but those who act faithfully are his delight.

23 A prudent man keeps what he knows to himself,[a]
    but the hearts of fools shout forth their foolishness.
24 The diligent will take control,
    but the lazy will be put to forced labor.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 12:23 The Heb. lacks to himself

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