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22 Live in the truth and keep your promises,
and the Lord will keep delighting in you,
but he detests a liar.
23 Those who possess wisdom don’t feel the need
to impress others with what they know,
but foolish ones make sure their ignorance is on display.
24 If you want to reign in life,[a]
don’t sit on your hands.
Instead work hard at doing what’s right,
for the slacker will end up working to make someone else succeed.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 12:24 The Hebrew word for “reign” (mashal) is the title of the book: Proverbs. See introduction and the footnote on 1:1.

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