Proverbs 13:2-12 (New International Version)

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2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things,1 but the unfaithful have a craving for violence. 3 He who guards his lips2 guards his life,3 but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.4 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing,5 but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. 5 The righteous hate what is false,6 but the wicked bring shame and disgrace. 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.7 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing;8 another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.9 8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.10 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.11 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.12 11 Dishonest money dwindles away,13 but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.14
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