Proverbs 16:17-27 NIV

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"
              24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

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              25 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.

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              26 The appetite of laborers works for them; their hunger drives them on.
              27 A scoundrel plots evil, and on their lips it is like a scorching fire.

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