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Proverbs 28:14-24 (New Living Translation)

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14 Blessed are those who have a tender conscience, a but the stubborn are headed for serious trouble. 15 A wicked ruler is as dangerous to the poor as a lion or bear attacking them. 16 Only a stupid prince will oppress his people, but a king will have a long reign if he hates dishonesty and bribes. 17 A murderer's tormented conscience will drive him into the grave. Don't protect him! 18 The honest will be rescued from harm, but those who are crooked will be destroyed. 19 Hard workers have plenty of food; playing around brings poverty. 20 The trustworthy will get a rich reward. But the person who wants to get rich quick will only get into trouble. 21 Showing partiality is never good, yet some will do wrong for something as small as a piece of bread. 22 A greedy person tries to get rich quick, but it only leads to poverty. 23 In the end, people appreciate frankness more than flattery. 24 Robbing your parents and then saying, "What's wrong with that?" is as serious as committing murder.
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