21 To have a fool for a child brings grief; there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool.

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22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
23 The wicked accept bribes in secret to pervert the course of justice.

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24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.

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25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the mother who bore him.

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