17 A wicked messenger falls into adversity,
But (A)a faithful envoy brings healing.
18 Poverty and shame will come to him who (B)neglects [a]discipline,
But he who regards reproof will be honored.
19 Desire realized is sweet to the soul,
But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 13:18 Or instruction

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