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11 A wise person demonstrates patience,
for mercy[a] means holding your tongue.
When you are insulted,
be quick to forgive and forget it,
for you are virtuous when you overlook an offense.
12 The rage of a king is like the roar of a lion,
but his sweet favor is like a gentle, refreshing rain.
13 A rebellious son breaks a father’s heart,
and a nagging wife can drive you crazy!

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  1. Proverbs 19:11 The word translated “mercy” (merciful) here is found only in the Septuagint.

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