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Proverbs 19:9-19 (Revised Standard Version)

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9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who utters lies will perish. 10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury, much less for a slave to rule over princes. 11 Good sense makes a man slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. 12 A king's wrath is like the growling of a lion, but his favor is like dew upon the grass. 13 A foolish son is ruin to his father, and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain. 14 House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. 15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger. 16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his life; he who despises the word will die. 17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed. 18 Discipline your son while there is hope; do not set your heart on his destruction. 19 A man of great wrath will pay the penalty; for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.
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