Proverbs 21:16-26 NIV

16 Whoever strays from the path of prudence comes to rest in the company of the dead.

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17 Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.

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18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright.

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19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife.

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      20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.
      21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperitya and honor.

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        • ‡ 21:21 - Or "righteousness"
          22 One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust.

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          23 Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.

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          24 The proud and arrogant person—“Mocker” is his name— behaves with insolent fury.

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          25 The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work.

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          26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.

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