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10 Otherwise, when he hears about it, he will humiliate you,
    and his evil report about you will never disappear.

11 Like golden apples in silver settings,
    so is a word spoken at the right time.
12 Like a gold ring and a fine gold ornament,
    so is constructive criticism to the ear of one who listens.

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10 or the one who hears it may shame you
    and the charge against you will stand.

11 Like apples[a] of gold in settings of silver(A)
    is a ruling rightly given.
12 Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold
    is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 25:11 Or possibly apricots

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