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Proverbs 3:32 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

32 for the perverse are an abomination to the Lord,
    but the upright are in his confidence.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Proverbs 11:30 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
    but violence[a] takes lives away.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 11:30 Cn Compare Gk Syr: Heb a wise man
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Proverbs 12:26 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

26 The righteous gives good advice to friends,[a]
    but the way of the wicked leads astray.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 12:26 Syr: Meaning of Heb uncertain
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Proverbs 14:20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 The poor are disliked even by their neighbors,
    but the rich have many friends.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Proverbs 16:28 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

28 A perverse person spreads strife,
    and a whisperer separates close friends.

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Proverbs 17:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

One who forgives an affront fosters friendship,
    but one who dwells on disputes will alienate a friend.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Proverbs 17:17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 A friend loves at all times,
    and kinsfolk are born to share adversity.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Proverbs 18:19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

19 An ally offended is stronger than a city;[a]
    such quarreling is like the bars of a castle.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 18:19 Gk Syr Vg Tg: Meaning of Heb uncertain
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Proverbs 18:24 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

24 Some[a] friends play at friendship[b]
    but a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 18:24 Syr Tg: Heb A man of
  2. Proverbs 18:24 Cn Compare Syr Vg Tg: Meaning of Heb uncertain
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Proverbs 19:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Wealth brings many friends,
    but the poor are left friendless.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Proverbs 19:6-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Many seek the favor of the generous,
    and everyone is a friend to a giver of gifts.
If the poor are hated even by their kin,
    how much more are they shunned by their friends!
When they call after them, they are not there.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 19:7 Meaning of Heb uncertain
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Proverbs 20:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Many proclaim themselves loyal,
    but who can find one worthy of trust?

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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