Proverbs 13:2-12 NIV

2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things,1 but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.

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3 He who guards his lips2 guards his life,3 but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.4

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4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing,5 but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.

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5 The righteous hate what is false,6 but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.

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6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.7

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7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing;8 another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.9

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8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.10

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9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.11

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10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.12

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11 Dishonest money dwindles away,13 but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.

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12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.14

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