Saying 11

10 Do not move an ancient boundary stone(A)
    or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,
11 for their Defender(B) is strong;(C)
    he will take up their case against you.(D)

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Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value,(A)
    but righteousness delivers from death.(B)

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13 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction,
    but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.(A)

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17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet,(A)
    but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel.(B)

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21 An inheritance claimed too soon
    will not be blessed at the end.

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27 The greedy bring ruin to their households,
    but the one who hates bribes will live.(A)

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A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it;
    they think success will come at every turn.(A)

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

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

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17 An honest witness tells the truth,
    but a false witness tells lies.(A)

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An honest witness does not deceive,
    but a false witness pours out lies.(A)

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25 A truthful witness saves lives,
    but a false witness is deceitful.(A)

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A false witness will not go unpunished,
    and whoever pours out lies will perish.(A)

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28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice,
    and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.(A)

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28 A false witness(A) will perish,(B)
    but a careful listener will testify successfully.

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18 Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow
    is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor.(A)

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17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right,
    until someone comes forward and cross-examines.

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15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent(A)
    the Lord detests them both.(B)

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26 If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good,(A)
    surely to flog honest officials is not right.

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It is not good to be partial to the wicked(A)
    and so deprive the innocent of justice.(B)

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15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous
    but terror to evildoers.(A)

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11 Rescue those being led away to death;
    hold back those staggering toward slaughter.(A)
12 If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”
    does not he who weighs(B) the heart perceive it?
Does not he who guards your life know it?
    Will he not repay(C) everyone according to what they have done?