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Proverbs 14:7-17 (New International Version)

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7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips. 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,1 but the folly of fools is deception.2 9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. 10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy. 11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed,3 but the tent of the upright will flourish.4 12 There is a way that seems right to a man,5 but in the end it leads to death.6 13 Even in laughter7 the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief. 14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways,8 and the good man rewarded for his.9 15 A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.10 16 A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil,11 but a fool12 is hotheaded and reckless. 17 A quick-tempered13 man does foolish things,14 and a crafty man is hated.15
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