Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.
Read Proverbs 11:17 Using Other Translations
The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.
Your kindness will reward you, but your cruelty will destroy you.
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