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Proverbs 20:2-12 (Revised Standard Version)

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2 The dread wrath of a king is like the growling of a lion; he who provokes him to anger forfeits his life. 3 It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling. 4 The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing. 5 The purpose in a man's mind is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6 Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, but a faithful man who can find? 7 A righteous man who walks in his integrity--blessed are his sons after him! 8 A king who sits on the throne of judgment winnows all evil with his eyes. 9 Who can say, "I have made my heart clean; I am pure from my sin"? 10 Diverse weights and diverse measures are both alike an abomination to the LORD. 11 Even a child makes himself known by his acts, whether what he does is pure and right. 12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the LORD has made them both.
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