Proverbs 16:13-23 ESV

13 1Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right.

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14 2A king's wrath is a messenger of death, and a wise man will 3appease it.

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15 4In the light of a king's face there is life, and his 5favor is like 6the clouds that bring the spring rain.

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      16 7How much better to get wisdom than 8gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than 9silver.

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      17 The highway of the upright 10turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life.

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          18 11Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

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          19 12It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to 13divide the spoil with the proud.

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          20 Whoever gives thought to the worda14will discover good, and blessed is he 15who trusts in the LORD.

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            • ¡ 16:20 - Or to a matter
              21 The wise of heart is called discerning, and sweetness of speech 16increases persuasiveness.

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                  22 Good sense is 17a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools is folly.

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                  23 18The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips.

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