Proverbs 16:6

6 Guilt is banished through love and truth; Fear-of-God deflects evil.

Proverbs 16:6 In-Context

4 God made everything with a place and purpose; even the wicked are included - but for judgment.
5 God can't stomach arrogance or pretense; believe me, he'll put those upstarts in their place.
6 Guilt is banished through love and truth; Fear-of-God deflects evil.
7 When God approves of your life, even your enemies will end up shaking your hand.
8 Far better to be right and poor than to be wrong and rich.
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