4 A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
5 Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.

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6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

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7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool— how much worse lying lips to a ruler!

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8 A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn.

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9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.

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10 A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool.
11 Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them.
12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly.

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13 Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good.

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14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.

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