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Proverbs 19:14-24 (New Revised Standard)

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14 House and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord. 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep; an idle person will suffer hunger. 16 Those who keep the commandment will live; those who are heedless of their ways will die. 17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and will be repaid in full. 18 Discipline your children while there is hope; do not set your heart on their destruction. 19 A violent tempered person will pay the penalty; if you effect a rescue, you will only have to do it again. a 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future. 21 The human mind may devise many plans, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established. 22 What is desirable in a person is loyalty, and it is better to be poor than a liar. 23 The fear of the Lord is life indeed; filled with it one rests secure and suffers no harm. 24 The lazy person buries a hand in the dish, and will not even bring it back to the mouth.
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