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Proverbs 16:13-23 (Complete Jewish Bible)

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13 The king should delight in righteous lips, and he should love someone who speaks what is right. 14 The king's anger is a herald of death, and one who is wise will appease it. 15 When the king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like the clouds that bring spring rain. 16 How much better than gold it is to gain wisdom! Yes, rather than money, choose to gain understanding. 17 Avoiding evil is the highway of the upright; he who watches his step preserves his life. 18 Pride goes before destruction, and arrogance before failure. 19 Better to be humble among the poor than share the spoil with the proud. 20 He who has skill in a matter will succeed; he who trusts in ADONAI will be happy. 21 A wise-hearted person is said to have discernment, and sweetness of speech adds to learning. 22 Common sense is a fountain of life to one who has it, whereas fools are punished by their own folly. 23 The wise man's heart teaches his mouth, and to his lips it adds learning.
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