Proverbs 12:13-23 (English Standard Version)

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13 An evil man is ensnared 1by the transgression of his lips, 2but the righteous escapes from trouble. 14 From the fruit of his mouth 3a man is satisfied with good, 4and the work of a man's hand comes back to him. 15 5The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice. 16 6The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult. 17 7Whoever speaksa the truth gives honest evidence, but 8a false witness utters deceit. 18 9There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings 10healing. 19 Truthful lips endure forever, but 11a lying tongue is but for a moment. 20 Deceit is in the heart of 12those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy. 21 13No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble. 22 14Lying lips are 15an abomination to the LORD, 16but those who act faithfully are his delight. 23 17A prudent man conceals knowledge, 18but the heart of fools proclaims folly.
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