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18 The naïve demonstrate a lack of wisdom,
but the lovers of wisdom are crowned with revelation-knowledge.
19 Evil ones will pay tribute to good people
and eventually come to be servants of the godly.[a]
20 The poor are disliked even by their neighbors,
but everyone wants to get close to the wealthy.

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  1. Proverbs 14:19 The Hebrew phrase literally means “They will come [or bow] at the gates of the righteous.”