22 (A)Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord,
But those who deal faithfully are His delight.
23 A (B)prudent man conceals knowledge,
But the heart of fools proclaims folly.
24 The hand of the diligent will rule,
But the [a]slack hand will be (C)put to forced labor.

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  1. Proverbs 12:24 Lit slackness