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

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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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      28 A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.

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      29 A violent person entices their neighbor and leads them down a path that is not good.

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      30 Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity; whoever purses their lips is bent on evil.

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      31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.

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      32 Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.
      33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.