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Proverbs 20:11-20 NIV

11 Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright?

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12 Ears that hear and eyes that see— the LORD has made them both.

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13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.

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14 “It’s no good, it’s no good!” says the buyer— then goes off and boasts about the purchase.
15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.
16 Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.

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17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet, but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel.

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18 Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance.

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19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.

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20 If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.

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