Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes1 his folly.2
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A wicked messenger falls into trouble,3 but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.4
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He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame,5 but whoever heeds correction is honored.6
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A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,7 but fools detest turning from evil.
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He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.8
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Misfortune pursues the sinner,9 but prosperity10 is the reward of the righteous.11
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A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.12
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A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.