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Proverbs 11:13-23 (English Standard Version)

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13 Whoever 1goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered. 14 Where there is 2no guidance, a people falls, 3but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. 15 4Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm, but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure. 16 5A gracious woman gets honor, and 6violent men get riches. 17 7A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself. 18 The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who 8sows righteousness gets a sure reward. 19 Whoever is steadfast in righteousness 9will live, but 10he who pursues evil will die. 20 Those of 11crooked heart are 12an abomination to the LORD, but those of 13blameless ways are 14his delight. 21 15Be assured, 16an evil person will not go unpunished, but 17the offspring of the righteous will be delivered. 22 Like 18a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman without discretion. 23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good; 19the expectation of the wicked in wrath.
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