7 The poor are shunned by all their relatives— how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.a

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      8 The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.

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      9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish.

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      10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury— how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!

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      11 A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

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      12 A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
      13 A foolish child is a father’s ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.

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      14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

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      15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry.

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      16 Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.

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      17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.