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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15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the LORD detests them both.
16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?

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17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

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