Proverbs 14:23-33 NIV

23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.1

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      25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.2

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      26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress,3 and for his children it will be a refuge.4

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      27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life,5 turning a man from the snares of death.6

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      28 A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.7

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      29 A patient man has great understanding,8 but a quick-tempered man displays folly.9

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      30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.10

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      31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker,11 but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.12

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      32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down,13 but even in death the righteous have a refuge.14

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      33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning15 and even among fools she lets herself be known.a

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        • b 14:33 - Hebrew; Septuagint and Syriac "/ but in the heart of fools she is not known"