Proverbs 16:13-23 NIV

13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks what is right.

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14 A king’s wrath is a messenger of death, but the wise will appease it.

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15 When a king’s face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.

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16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!

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17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives.

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18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

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19 Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,aand blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD.

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    •  16:20 - Or "whoever speaks prudently finds what is good"
      21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.b

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        • € 16:21 - Or "words make a person persuasive"
          22 Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent, but folly brings punishment to fools.

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          23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction.c

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            •  16:23 - Or "prudent" / "and make their lips persuasive"