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Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value,
but righteousness delivers from death.
Blessings crown the head of the righteous,
but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
The name of the righteous is used in blessings,
but the name of the wicked will rot.
The wise in heart accept commands,
but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.
Hatred stirs up conflict,
but love covers over all wrongs.
Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life,
but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips
and spreads slander is a fool.
Sin is not ended by multiplying words,
but the prudent hold their tongues.
The tongue of the righteous is choice silver,
but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
The blessing of the Lord brings wealth,
without painful toil for it.
The way of the Lord is a refuge for the blameless,
but it is the ruin of those who do evil.
The lips of the righteous know what finds favor,
but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.
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