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20 (A)From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied;
he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.
21 (B)Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits.
22 He who finds (C)a wife finds (D)a good thing
and (E)obtains favor (F)from the Lord.
23 The poor use entreaties,
but (G)the rich answer roughly.
24 A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but (H)there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.