Proverbs 16:13-23 (The Darby Translation)

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13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him that speaketh aright. 14 The fury 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 favour is as a cloud of the latter rain. 16 How much better is it to get wisdom than fine gold, and the getting of intelligence to be preferred to silver! 17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that taketh heed to his way keepeth his soul. 18 Pride [goeth] before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. 19 Better is it to be of a humble spirit with the meek, a than to divide the spoil with the proud. 20 He that giveth heed to the word shall find good; and whoso confideth in Jehovah, happy is he. 21 The wise in heart is called intelligent, and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. 22 Wisdom is a fountain of life for him that hath it; but the instruction of fools is folly. 23 The heart of the wise maketh his mouth intelligent, b and upon his lips increaseth learning.
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