Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked man ruling over a helpless people.
A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment, but he who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long life.
A man tormented by the guilt of murder will be a fugitive1 till death; let no one support him.
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He whose walk is blameless is kept safe,2 but he whose ways are perverse will suddenly fall.3
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He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.4
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A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.5
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To show partiality6 is not good7-- yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread.8
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A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him.9
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He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering tongue.10
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He who robs his father or mother11 and says, "It's not wrong"-- he is partner to him who destroys.12
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A greedy man stirs up dissension,13 but he who trusts in the LORD 14 will prosper.
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