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14 People with understanding want more knowledge,
    but fools just want more foolishness.

15 Every day is hard for those who suffer,
    but a happy heart is like a continual feast.

16 It is better to be poor and respect the Lord
    than to be wealthy and have much trouble.

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14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,(A)
    but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.

15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched,
    but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.(B)

16 Better a little with the fear of the Lord
    than great wealth with turmoil.(C)

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