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29 The Lord doesn’t respond to the wicked,
    but he’s moved to answer the prayers of the righteous.
30 Eyes that focus on what is beautiful bring joy to the heart,[a]
    and hearing a good report
    refreshes and strengthens the inner being.[b]
31 Accepting constructive criticism
    opens your heart to the path of life,
    making you right at home among the wise.

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Footnotes

  1. 15:30 As translated from the Septuagint. The Hebrew is “The light of the eyes brings joy.”
  2. 15:30 The Hebrew here literally means “makes fat your bones.” Bones picture our inner being.

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