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Proverbs 16:13-23 (Young's Literal Translation)

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13 The delight of kings [are] righteous lips, And whoso is speaking uprightly he loveth, 14 The fury of a king [is] messengers of death, And a wise man pacifieth it. 15 In the light of a king's face [is] life, And his good-will [is] as a cloud of the latter rain. 16 To get wisdom -- how much better than gold, And to get understanding to be chosen than silver! 17 A highway of the upright [is], `Turn from evil,' Whoso is preserving his soul is watching his way. 18 Before destruction [is] pride, And before stumbling -- a haughty spirit.' 19 Better is humility of spirit with the poor, Than to apportion spoil with the proud. 20 The wise in any matter findeth good, And whoso is trusting in Jehovah, O his happiness. 21 To the wise in heart is called, `Intelligent,' And sweetness of lips increaseth learning. 22 A fountain of life [is] understanding to its possessors, The instruction of fools is folly. 23 The heart of the wise causeth his mouth to act wisely, And by his lips he increaseth learning,
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