Proverbs 19:16-26 (New International Version)

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16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.1 17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD,2 and he will reward him for what he has done.3 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.4 19 A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty; if you rescue him, you will have to do it again. 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction,5 and in the end you will be wise.6 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.7 22 What a man desires is unfailing lovea; better to be poor than a liar. 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.8 24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth!9 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man,10 and he will gain knowledge.11 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother12 is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
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