12 (A)The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion,
But his favor is (B)like dew on the grass.

13 (C)A foolish son is the ruin of his father,
(D)And the contentions of a wife are a continual [a]dripping.

14 (E)Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers,
But (F)a prudent wife is from the Lord.

15 (G)Laziness casts one into a deep sleep,
And an idle person will (H)suffer hunger.

16 (I)He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul,
But he who [b]is careless of his ways will die.

17 (J)He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord,
And He will pay back what he has given.

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  1. Proverbs 19:13 Irritation
  2. Proverbs 19:16 Is reckless, lit. despises

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