Proverbs 29:3-13 (New Revised Standard)

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3 A child who loves wisdom makes a parent glad, but to keep company with prostitutes is to squander one's substance. 4 By justice a king gives stability to the land, but one who makes heavy exactions ruins it. 5 Whoever flatters a neighbor is spreading a net for the neighbor's feet. 6 In the transgression of the evil there is a snare, but the righteous sing and rejoice. 7 The righteous know the rights of the poor; the wicked have no such understanding. 8 Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath. 9 If the wise go to law with fools, there is ranting and ridicule without relief. 10 The bloodthirsty hate the blameless, and they seek the life of the upright. 11 A fool gives full vent to anger, but the wise quietly holds it back. 12 If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked. 13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common: the Lord gives light to the eyes of both.
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