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Chapter 12 15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.28 In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

Chapter 13 1 A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.5 A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.6 Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.7 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.8 The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.16 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.21 Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.23 Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.