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Proverbs 12:10-22


10 The righteous know the needs of their animals,
   but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
11 Those who till their land will have plenty of food,
   but those who follow worthless pursuits have no sense.
12 The wicked covet the proceeds of wickedness,*
   but the root of the righteous bears fruit.
13 The evil are ensnared by the transgression of their lips,
   but the righteous escape from trouble.
14 From the fruit of the mouth one is filled with good things,
   and manual labour has its reward.
15 Fools think their own way is right,
   but the wise listen to advice.
16 Fools show their anger at once,
   but the prudent ignore an insult.
17 Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence,
   but a false witness speaks deceitfully.
18 Rash words are like sword thrusts,
   but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19 Truthful lips endure for ever,
   but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
20 Deceit is in the mind of those who plan evil,
   but those who counsel peace have joy.
21 No harm happens to the righteous,
   but the wicked are filled with trouble.
22 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord,
   but those who act faithfully are his delight.

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