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31 Whoever oppresses the poor insults his maker,
    but whoever is kind to the needy honors him.
32 A wicked person is thrown down by his own wrongdoing,
    but even in his death a righteous person has a refuge.
33 Wisdom finds rest in the heart of an understanding person.
    Even fools recognize this.[a]

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  1. Proverbs 14:33 Hebrew meaning of this line uncertain.

31 Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker,(A)
    but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.(B)

32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down,(C)
    but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God.(D)

33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning(E)
    and even among fools she lets herself be known.[a]

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  1. Proverbs 14:33 Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac discerning / but in the heart of fools she is not known

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