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Proverbs 29:3-5 New Life Version (NLV)

A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but he who goes with women who sell the use of their bodies wastes his money.

The king makes the land strong by doing what is right and fair, but the one who takes pay for doing wrong, destroys it.

A man who gives his neighbor sweet-sounding words that are not true spreads a net for his own feet.

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Proverbs 29:3-5 New International Version (NIV)

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

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

Those who flatter their neighbors
    are spreading nets for their feet.


  1. Proverbs 29:4 Or who give
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