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Proverbs 29:13-23 (Good News Translation w/ Apocrypha)

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13 A poor person and his oppressor have this in common - the Lord gave eyes to both of them. 14 If a king defends the rights of the poor, he will rule for a long time. 15 Correction and discipline are good for children. If they have their own way, they will make their mothers ashamed of them. 16 When evil people are in power, crime increases. But the righteous will live to see the downfall of such people. 17 Discipline your children and you can always be proud of them. They will never give you reason to be ashamed. 18 A nation without God's guidance is a nation without order. Happy are those who keep God's law! 19 You cannot correct servants just by talking to them. They may understand you, but they will pay no attention. 1 20 There is more hope for a stupid fool than for someone who speaks without thinking. 21 If you give your servants everything they want from childhood on, some day they will take over everything you own. a 22 People with quick tempers cause a lot of quarreling and trouble. 23 Arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.
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