18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords,(A)
    but the tongue of the wise brings healing.(B)

19 Truthful lips endure forever,
    but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.

20 Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,
    but those who promote peace have joy.(C)

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24 Diligent hands will rule,
    but laziness ends in forced labor.(A)

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