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Proverbs 20:19-29 (New Living Translation)

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19 A gossip tells secrets, so don't hang around with someone who talks too much. 20 If you curse your father or mother, the lamp of your life will be snuffed out. 21 An inheritance obtained early in life is not a blessing in the end. 22 Don't say, "I will get even for this wrong." Wait for the LORD to handle the matter. 23 The LORD despises double standards; he is not pleased by dishonest scales. 24 How can we understand the road we travel? It is the LORD who directs our steps. 25 It is dangerous to make a rash promise to God before counting the cost. 26 A wise king finds the wicked, lays them out like wheat, then runs the crushing wheel over them. 27 The LORD's searchlight penetrates the human spirit, a exposing every hidden motive. 28 Unfailing love and faithfulness protect the king; his throne is made secure through love. 29 The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old.
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