19 (A)When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
    (B)but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
20 The tongue of the righteous is (C)choice silver;
    the heart of the wicked is of little worth.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many,
    but fools die for (D)lack of sense.
22 (E)The blessing of the Lord makes rich,
    and he adds no sorrow with it.[a]
23 Doing wrong is (F)like a joke to a fool,
    but (G)wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 10:22 Or and toil adds nothing to it

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