Proverbs 20:14-24 (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)

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14 "It is bad, it is bad," says the buyer; but when he goes away, then he boasts. 15 There is gold, and abundance of costly stones; but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel. 16 Take a man's garment when he has given surety for a stranger, and hold him in pledge when he gives surety for foreigners. 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?
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