Proverbs 14:26-35 (New Revised Standard)

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26 In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and one's children will have a refuge. 27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, so that one may avoid the snares of death. 28 The glory of a king is a multitude of people; without people a prince is ruined. 29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but one who has a hasty temper exalts folly. 30 A tranquil mind gives life to the flesh, but passion makes the bones rot. 31 Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but those who are kind to the needy honor him. 32 The wicked are overthrown by their evildoing, but the righteous find a refuge in their integrity. a 33 Wisdom is at home in the mind of one who has understanding, but it is not b known in the heart of fools. 34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. 35 A servant who deals wisely has the king's favor, but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.
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