12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
But desire [a]fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 One who (A)despises the word will do badly,
But one who fears the commandment will be (B)rewarded.
14 The [b]teaching of the wise is a (C)fountain of life,
To turn aside from the (D)snares of death.

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  1. Proverbs 13:12 Lit coming
  2. Proverbs 13:14 Or law

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