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23 The wicked will accept a bribe from the lap,
    in order to pervert the ways of justice.
24 He who understands sets his face toward wisdom,
    but the eyes of a fool, to the end of the earth.[a]
25 A grief to his father is the child of a fool,
    and bitterness to her who bore him.

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  1. Proverbs 17:24 Or “land”

23 The wicked accept bribes(A) in secret
    to pervert the course of justice.(B)

24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view,
    but a fool’s eyes(C) wander to the ends of the earth.

25 A foolish son brings grief to his father
    and bitterness to the mother who bore him.(D)

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