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12 The triumphant joy of God’s lovers releases great glory.[a]
But when the wicked rise to power, everyone goes into hiding.[b]
13 If you cover up your sin you’ll never do well.
But if you confess your sins and forsake them,
you will be kissed by mercy.
14 Overjoyed is the one who with tender heart trembles before God,
but the stubborn, unyielding heart will experience even greater evil.

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  1. Proverbs 28:12 As translated from the Aramaic.
  2. Proverbs 28:12 Or “People become victims.”