19 (A)Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,
    but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.
20 A faithful man will abound with blessings,
    but whoever hastens to be rich (B)will not go unpunished.
21 To show (C)partiality is not good,
    but for (D)a piece of bread a man will do wrong.
22 A (E)stingy man[a] (F)hastens after wealth
    and does not know that (G)poverty will come upon him.
23 Whoever (H)rebukes a man will afterward find more favor
    than (I)he who flatters with his tongue.
24 Whoever robs his father or his mother
    and says, “That is no transgression,”
    is (J)a companion to a man who destroys.
25 A greedy man (K)stirs up strife,
    but the one who trusts in the Lord will (L)be enriched.
26 Whoever (M)trusts in his own mind is a fool,
    but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
27 Whoever (N)gives to the poor will not want,
    but he who (O)hides his eyes will get many a curse.
28 When (P)the wicked rise, (Q)people hide themselves,
    but when they perish, the righteous increase.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 28:22 Hebrew A man whose eye is evil

28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather (A)let him labor, (B)doing honest work with his own hands, so (C)that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

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10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: (A)If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.

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But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for (A)members of his household, he has (B)denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

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