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 Proverbs 10:6 - 13; 10:18; 11:13; 12:5 - 6; 12:13; 12:15 - 18; 12:20 - 21; 12:23; 13:7; 13:16 - 17; 14:8; 14:16; 16:27 - 30; 17:4; 17:9; 17:19 - 20; 17:24; 18:1 - 2; 18:23; 19:4; 19:6; 20:6; 20:8; 20:14; 20:19; 20:28; 21:8; 21:29; 22:10 - 11; 23:1 - 3; 23:6 - 8; 25:5; 26:6; 26:10; 26:24 - 28; 28:21; 29:5; 29:12; 29:19; 29:21
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   Book of Proverbs
   Chapter 10
10:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked. F21
 
10:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
 
10:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
 
10:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.
 
10:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He who winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.
 
10:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
 
10:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
 
10:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks judgment.
 
10:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He who conceals his hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
 
   Chapter 11
11:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
 
   Chapter 12
12:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
 
12:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
 
12:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble.
 
12:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
 
12:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
 
12:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies.
 
12:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
 
12:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace.
 
12:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.
 
12:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.
 
   Chapter 13
13:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
 
13:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
 
13:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
 
   Chapter 14
14:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
 
14:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.
 
   Chapter 16
16:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
 
16:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.
 
16:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good.
 
16:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil.
 
   Chapter 17
17:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue.
 
17:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
 
17:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction.
 
17:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble.
 
17:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
 
   Chapter 18
18:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment.
 
18:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.
 
18:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A poor man pleads for mercy, but a rich man answers harshly.
 
   Chapter 19
19:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him.
 
19:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.
 
   Chapter 20
20:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find?
 
20:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes.
 
20:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"It's no good, it's no good!" says the buyer; then off he goes and boasts about his purchase.
 
20:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much.
 
20:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure.
 
   Chapter 21
21:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.
 
21:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways.
 
   Chapter 22
22:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.
 
22:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.
 
   Chapter 23
23:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what F43 is before you,
 
23:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.
 
23:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive.
 
23:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not eat the food of a stingy man, do not crave his delicacies;
 
23:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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for he is the kind of man who is always thinking about the cost. F44 "Eat and drink," he says to you, but his heart is not with you.
 
23:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You will vomit up the little you have eaten and will have wasted your compliments.
 
   Chapter 25
25:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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remove the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.
 
   Chapter 26
26:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like cutting off one's feet or drinking violence is the sending of a message by the hand of a fool.
 
26:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like an archer who wounds at random is he who hires a fool or any passer-by.
 
26:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A malicious man disguises himself with his lips, but in his heart he harbors deceit.
 
26:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Though his speech is charming, do not believe him, for seven abominations fill his heart.
 
26:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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His malice may be concealed by deception, but his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
 
26:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If a man digs a pit, he will fall into it; if a man rolls a stone, it will roll back on him.
 
26:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.
 
   Chapter 28
28:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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To show partiality is not good - yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread.
 
   Chapter 29
29:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Whoever flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his feet.
 
29:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.
 
29:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A servant cannot be corrected by mere words; though he understands, he will not respond.
 
29:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If a man pampers his servant from youth, he will bring grief F52 in the end.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F21 Or but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence; also in verse 11
F43 Or who
F44 Or for as he thinks within himself, / so he is; or for as he puts on a feast, / so he is
F52 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

 
 

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