Proverbs 11:17-27 (Common English Bible w/ Apocrypha)

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17 Kind persons benefit themselves, but cruel people harm themselves. 18 The wicked earn false wages, but those who sow righteousness receive a true reward. 19 The righteous are headed toward life, but those who pursue evil, toward death. 20 The LORD detests a crooked heart, but he favors those whose path is innocent. 21 The evil person will surely not go unpunished, but the children of the righteous will escape. 22 Like a gold ring in a pig's nose is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion. 23 The desires of the righteous end up well, but the expectations of the wicked bring wrath. 24 Those who give generously receive more, but those who are stingy with what is appropriate will grow needy. 25 Generous persons will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. 26 People curse those who hoard grain, but they bless thosea who sell it. 27 Those who look for good find favor, but those who seek evil—it will come to them.
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