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Proverbs 16:13-23 (American Standard Version)

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13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; And they love him that speaketh right. 14 The wrath of a king is [as] messengers of death; But a wise man will pacify it. 15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; And his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain. 16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! Yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver. 17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: He that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. 18 Pride [goeth] before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. 19 Better it is to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, Than to divide the spoil with the proud. 20 He that giveth heed unto the word shall find good; And whoso trusteth in Jehovah, happy is he. 21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent; And the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. 22 Understanding is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it; But the correction of fools is [their] folly. 23 The heart of the wise instructeth his mouth, And addeth learning to his lips.
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