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Proverbs 16:21-33

21The wise of heart is called perceptive,
and pleasant speech increases persuasiveness.
22Wisdom is a fountain of life to one who has it,
but folly is the punishment of fools.
23The mind of the wise makes their speech judicious,
and adds persuasiveness to their lips.
24Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
25Sometimes there is a way that seems to be right,
but in the end it is the way to death.
26The appetite of workers works for them;
their hunger urges them on.
27Scoundrels concoct evil,
and their speech is like a scorching fire.
28A perverse person spreads strife,
and a whisperer separates close friends.
29The violent entice their neighbors,
and lead them in a way that is not good.
30One who winks the eyes plans perverse things;
one who compresses the lips brings evil to pass.
31Gray hair is a crown of glory;
it is gained in a righteous life.
32One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
and one whose temper is controlled than one who captures a city.
33The lot is cast into the lap,
but the decision is the Lord’s alone.


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