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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.

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Proverbs 3:32 New International Version (NIV)

32 For the Lord detests the perverse
    but takes the upright into his confidence.

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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
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Proverbs 11:30 New International Version (NIV)

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
    and the one who is wise saves lives.

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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
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Proverbs 12:26 New International Version (NIV)

26 The righteous choose their friends carefully,
    but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

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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.

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Proverbs 14:20 New International Version (NIV)

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

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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 16:28 New International Version (NIV)

28 A perverse person stirs up conflict,
    and a gossip 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.

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Proverbs 17:9 New International Version (NIV)

Whoever would foster love covers over an offense,
    but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.

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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.

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Proverbs 17:17 New International Version (NIV)

17 A friend loves at all times,
    and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

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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
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Proverbs 18:19 New International Version (NIV)

19 A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city;
    disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.

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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
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Proverbs 18:24 New International Version (NIV)

24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
    but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

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Proverbs 19:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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

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Proverbs 19:4 New International Version (NIV)

Wealth attracts many friends,
    but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.

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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
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Proverbs 19:6-7 New International Version (NIV)

Many curry favor with a ruler,
    and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.

The poor are shunned by all their relatives—
    how much more do their friends avoid them!
Though the poor pursue them with pleading,
    they are nowhere to be found.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 19:7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.
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Proverbs 20:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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

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