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[1] He that loveth correction, loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is foolish. [2] He that is good, shall draw grace from the Lord: but he that trusteth in his own devices doth wickedly. [3] Men shall not be strengthened by wickedness: and the root of the just shall not be moved. [4] A diligent woman is a crown to her husband: and she that doth things worthy of confusion, is a rottenness in his bones. [5] The thoughts of the just are judgments: and the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

[6] The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood: the mouth of the just shall deliver them. [7] Turn the wicked, and they shall not be: but the house of the just shall stand firm. [8] A man shall be known by his learning: but he that is vain and foolish, shall be exposed to contempt. [9] Better is the poor man that provideth for himself, than he that is glorious and wanteth bread. [10] The just regardeth the lives of his beasts: but the bowels of the wicked are cruel.

[11] He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that pursueth idleness is very foolish. He that is delighted in passing his time over wine, leaveth a reproach in his strong holds. [12] The desire of the wicked is the fortification of evil men: but the root of the just shall prosper. [13] For the sins of the lips ruin draweth nigh to the evil man: but the just shall escape out of distress. [14] By the fruit of his own mouth shall a man be filled with good things, and according to the works of his hands it shall be repaid him. [15] The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsels.

[16] A fool immediately sheweth his anger: but he that dissembleth injuries is wise. [17] He that speaketh that which he knoweth, sheweth forth justice: but he that lieth, is a deceitful witness. [18] There is that promiseth, and is pricked as it were with a sword of conscience: but the tongue of the wise is health. [19] The lip of truth shall be steadfast for ever: but he that is a hasty witness, frameth a lying tongue. [20] Deceit is in the heart of them that think evil things: but joy followeth them that take counsels of peace.

[21] Whatsoever shall befall the just man. it shall not make him sad: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. [22] Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: but they that deal faithfully please him. [23] A cautious man concealeth knowledge: and the heart of fools publisheth folly. [24] The hand of the valiant shall bear rule: but that which is slothful, shall be under tribute. [25] Grief in the heart of a man shall bring him low, but with a good word he shall be made glad.

[26] He that neglecteth a loss for the sake of a friend, is just: but the way of the wicked shall deceive them. [27] The deceitful man shall not find gain: but the substance of a just man shall be precious gold. [28] In the path of justice is life: but the by-way leadeth to death.

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