Proverbs 22:10-20 NIV

10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.

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11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.

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12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
13 The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside! I’ll be killed in the public square!”

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14 The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit; a man who is under the LORD’s wrath falls into it.

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15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.

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16 One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.

Thirty Sayings of the Wise

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17 Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,

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18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.
19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.
20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,