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

By justice a king brings stability to a land,
but one who takes bribes brings it ruin.

A man who flatters his neighbor
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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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 29:4 Or who give

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