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Proverbs 13:16-18 Living Bible (TLB)

16 A wise man thinks ahead; a fool doesn’t and even brags about it!

17 An unreliable messenger can cause a lot of trouble. Reliable communication permits progress.

18 If you refuse criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace; if you accept criticism, you are on the road to fame.

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The Living Bible copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 13:16-18 New International Version (NIV)

16 All who are prudent act with[a] knowledge,
    but fools expose their folly.

17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
    but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.

18 Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame,
    but whoever heeds correction is honored.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 13:16 Or prudent protect themselves through
New International Version (NIV)

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