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Proverbs 12:11-28 (New American Standard)

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11 He 1who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues worthless things lacks asense. 12 The 2wicked man desires the bbooty of evil men, But the root of the righteous 3yields fruit. 13 cAn evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the 4righteous will escape from trouble. 14 A man will be 5satisfied with good by the fruit of his dwords, And the 6deeds of a man's hands will return to him. 15 The 7way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel. 16 A 8fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor. 17 He who espeaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit. 18 There is one who 9speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the 10tongue of the wise brings healing. 19 Truthful lips will be established forever, But a 11lying tongue is only for a moment. 20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy. 21 12No harm befalls the righteous, But the wicked are filled with trouble. 22 13Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight. 23 A 14prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly. 24 The hand of the diligent will rule, But the fslack hand will be 15put to forced labor. 25 16Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, But a 17good word makes it glad. 26 The righteous is a guide to his neighbor, But the way of the wicked leads them astray. 27 A glazy man does not hroast his prey, But the 18precious possession of a man is diligence. 28 19In the way of righteousness is life, And in its pathway there is no death.
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