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Proverbs 19:8-18 (New Living Translation)

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8 To acquire wisdom is to love oneself; people who cherish understanding will prosper. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and a liar will be destroyed. 10 It isn't right for a fool to live in luxury or for a slave to rule over princes! 11 People with good sense restrain their anger; they earn esteem by overlooking wrongs. 12 The king's anger is like a lion's roar, but his favor is like dew on the grass. 13 A foolish child a is a calamity to a father; a nagging wife annoys like a constant dripping. 14 Parents can provide their sons with an inheritance of houses and wealth, but only the LORD can give an understanding wife. 15 A lazy person sleeps soundly -- and goes hungry. 16 Keep the commandments and keep your life; despising them leads to death. 17 If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD -- and he will repay you! 18 Discipline your children while there is hope. If you don't, you will ruin their lives.
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