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.
          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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          27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable— how much more so when brought with evil intent!
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