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¶ Whosoever loves wisdom causes his father to rejoice, but he that maintains harlots shall lose his inheritance.

¶ The king by judgment establishes the land, but he that receives gifts shall overthrow it.

¶ The man that flatters his neighbour spreads a net for his feet.

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A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,(A)
    but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.(B)

By justice a king gives a country stability,(C)
    but those who are greedy for[a] bribes tear it down.

Those who flatter their neighbors
    are spreading nets for their feet.(D)

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  1. Proverbs 29:4 Or who give

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