19 Better to dwell [a]in the wilderness,
Than with a contentious and angry woman.

20 (A)There is desirable treasure,
And oil in the dwelling of the wise,
But a foolish man squanders it.

21 (B)He who follows righteousness and mercy
Finds life, righteousness, and honor.

22 A (C)wise man [b]scales the city of the mighty,
And brings down the trusted stronghold.

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  1. Proverbs 21:19 Lit. in the land of the desert
  2. Proverbs 21:22 Climbs over the walls of