21 The 1wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech 2increases persuasiveness.

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      22 Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly.
      23 The 3heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips.

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      24 4Pleasant words are a honeycomb *, Sweet to the soul and 5healing to the bones.
      25 6There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

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      26 A worker's appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him on.

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          27 A 7worthless man digs up evil, While his words are like 8scorching fire.

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