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Proverbs 17:3-5 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord trieth the hearts.

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips, and a liar giveth ear to a wicked tongue.

Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker, and he that is glad at calamities shall not go unpunished.

Proverbs 17:3-5 New International Version (NIV)

The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,
    but the Lord tests the heart.

A wicked person listens to deceitful lips;
    a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker;
    whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.

New International Version (NIV)

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