Proverbs 20:7-17 NIV

7 The righteous man leads a blameless life;1 blessed are his children after him.2

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8 When a king sits on his throne to judge,3 he winnows out all evil with his eyes.4

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9 Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure;5 I am clean and without sin"?6

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10 Differing weights and differing measures-- the LORD detests them both.7

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      11 Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure8 and right.

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      12 Ears that hear and eyes that see-- the LORD has made them both.9

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      13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor;10 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 off he goes and boasts about his 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 pledge11 if he does it for a wayward woman.12

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      17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man,13 but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel.14

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