10 (A)Drive out the scoffer, and strife will leave,
Even quarreling and dishonor will cease.
11 One who loves (B)purity of heart
And [a]whose speech is (C)gracious, the king is his friend.
12 The eyes of the Lord protect knowledge,
But He overthrows the words of the treacherous person.
13 The [b](D)lazy one says, “There is a lion outside;
I will be killed in the streets!”
14 The mouth of [c](E)an adulteress is a deep pit;
He who is (F)cursed of the Lord will fall [d]into it.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 22:11 Lit has grace on his lips
  2. Proverbs 22:13 Lit idle
  3. Proverbs 22:14 Lit strange woman
  4. Proverbs 22:14 Lit there