20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,[a](A)
    and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.(B)

21 The wise in heart are called discerning,
    and gracious words promote instruction.[b](C)

22 Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent,(D)
    but folly brings punishment to fools.

23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent,(E)
    and their lips promote instruction.[c](F)

24 Gracious words are a honeycomb,(G)
    sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.(H)

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  1. Proverbs 16:20 Or whoever speaks prudently finds what is good
  2. Proverbs 16:21 Or words make a person persuasive
  3. Proverbs 16:23 Or prudent / and make their lips persuasive

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