Proverbs 20:17-27 (Revised Standard Version)

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17 Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel. 18 Plans are established by counsel; by wise guidance wage war. 19 He who goes about gossiping reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with one who speaks foolishly. 20 If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness. 21 An inheritance gotten hastily in the beginning will in the end not be blessed. 22 Do not say, "I will repay evil"; wait for the LORD, and he will help you. 23 Diverse weights are an abomination to the LORD, and false scales are not good. 24 A man's steps are ordered by the LORD; how then can man understand his way? 25 It is a snare for a man to say rashly, "It is holy," and to reflect only after making his vows. 26 A wise king winnows the wicked, and drives the wheel over them. 27 The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all his innermost parts.
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