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17 An evil messenger stumbles into trouble,
    but a faithful envoy brings healing.

18 Poverty and shame are for those who ignore correction,
    but whoever listens to instruction gains honor.

19 Fulfilled longing is sweet to the soul,
    but avoiding evil is detestable to the fool.

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

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

19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,(E)
    but fools detest turning from evil.

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