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Proverbs 21.16-31


16 Whoever wanders from the way of understanding
   will rest in the assembly of the dead.
17 Whoever loves pleasure will suffer want;
   whoever loves wine and oil will not be rich.
18 The wicked is a ransom for the righteous,
   and the faithless for the upright.
19 It is better to live in a desert land
   than with a contentious and fretful wife.
20 Precious treasure remains* in the house of the wise,
   but the fool devours it.
21 Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness
   will find life* and honour.
22 One wise person went up against a city of warriors
   and brought down the stronghold in which they trusted.
23 To watch over mouth and tongue
   is to keep out of trouble.
24 The proud, haughty person, named ‘Scoffer’,
   acts with arrogant pride.
25 The craving of the lazy person is fatal,
   for lazy hands refuse to labour.
26 All day long the wicked covet,*
   but the righteous give and do not hold back.
27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination;
   how much more when brought with evil intent.
28 A false witness will perish,
   but a good listener will testify successfully.
29 The wicked put on a bold face,
   but the upright give thought to* their ways.
30 No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel,
   can avail against the Lord.
31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
   but the victory belongs to the Lord.

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