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13 Kings and leaders love to hear godly counsel,
and they love those who tell them the truth.
14 The anger of a king releases the messenger of death,[a]
but a wise person will know how to pacify his wrath.
15 Life-giving light streams from the presence of a king,[b]
and his favor is showered upon those who please him.

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  1. Proverbs 16:14 See 1 Kings 2:25, 29-34, 46.
  2. Proverbs 16:15 The Septuagint reads “The king’s son is in the light of life.”

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