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1A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
2From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
3He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
4The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.
9The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13He who scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded.
14The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
15Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
17A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
20He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
22A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.
23A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
24He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
25The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.

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