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Proverbs 3:27-32 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it[a] is due,
    when it is in your power to do it.

28 Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,
    tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.
29 Do not plan evil against your neighbor
    who dwells trustingly beside you.
30 Do not contend with a man for no reason,
    when he has done you no harm.
31 Do not envy a man of violence
    and do not choose any of his ways;
32 for the perverse man is an abomination to the Lord,
    but the upright are in his confidence.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 3:27 Heb Do not withhold good from its owners
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Proverbs 10:2 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit,
    but righteousness delivers from death.

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Proverbs 11:1 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

11 A false balance is an abomination to the Lord,
    but a just weight is his delight.

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Proverbs 13:3 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

He who guards his mouth preserves his life;
    he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

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Proverbs 13:11 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

11 Wealth hastily gotten[a] will dwindle,
    but he who gathers little by little will increase it.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 13:11 Gk Vg: Heb from vanity
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Proverbs 14:2 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

He who walks in uprightness fears the Lord,
    but he who is devious in his ways despises him.

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Proverbs 14:5 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

A faithful witness does not lie,
    but a false witness breathes out lies.

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Proverbs 15:27 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

27 He who is greedy for unjust gain makes trouble for his household,
    but he who hates bribes will live.

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Proverbs 16:6 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

By loyalty and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
    and by the fear of the Lord a man avoids evil.

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Proverbs 16:8 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Better is a little with righteousness
    than great revenues with injustice.

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Proverbs 16:11 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

11 A just balance and scales are the Lord’s;
    all the weights in the bag are his work.

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Proverbs 17:2 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

A slave who deals wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully,
    and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.

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Proverbs 17:8 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of him who gives it;
    wherever he turns he prospers.

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Proverbs 17:23 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

23 A wicked man accepts a bribe from the bosom
    to pervert the ways of justice.

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Proverbs 20:21 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

21 An inheritance gotten hastily in the beginning
    will in the end not be blessed.

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Proverbs 21:3 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

To do righteousness and justice
    is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

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Proverbs 21:6-8 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue
    is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.
The violence of the wicked will sweep them away,
    because they refuse to do what is just.
The way of the guilty is crooked,
    but the conduct of the pure is right.

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Proverbs 22:22-23 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

22 Do not rob the poor, because he is poor,
    or crush the afflicted at the gate;
23 for the Lord will plead their cause
    and despoil of life those who despoil them.

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Proverbs 24:23-26 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Further Sayings of the Wise

23 These also are sayings of the wise.

Partiality in judging is not good.
24 He who says to the wicked, “You are innocent,”
    will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations;
25 but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight,
    and a good blessing will be upon them.
26 He who gives a right answer
    kisses the lips.

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Proverbs 28:3 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

A poor man who oppresses the poor
    is a beating rain that leaves no food.

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Proverbs 28:6 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity
    than a rich man who is perverse in his ways.

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Proverbs 28:8 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

He who augments his wealth by interest and increase
    gathers it for him who is kind to the poor.

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