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Proverbs 21:13-14 New King James Version (NKJV)

13 Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor
Will also cry himself and not be heard.

14 A gift in secret pacifies anger,
And a bribe [a]behind the back, strong wrath.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 21:14 Under cover, lit. in the bosom
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 21:13-14 New International Version (NIV)

13 Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor
    will also cry out and not be answered.

14 A gift given in secret soothes anger,
    and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.

New International Version (NIV)

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