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Wine is a mocker and strong drink is a brawler; whoever goes astray by them is not wise.

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The king's terrifying anger is like the roar of a lion; whoever provokes him sins against himself.

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It is an honor for a person to cease from strife, but every fool quarrels.

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The sluggard will not plow during the planting season, so at harvest time he looks for the crop but has nothing.

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Counsel in a person's heart is like deep water, but an understanding person draws it out.

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Many people profess their loyalty, but a faithful person - who can find?

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The righteous person behaves in integrity; blessed are his children after him.

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A king sitting on the throne to judge separates out all evil with his eyes.

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Who can say, "I have kept my heart clean; I am pure from my sin"?

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Diverse weights and diverse measures - the LORD abhors both of them.

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Even a young man is known by his actions, whether his activity is pure and whether it is right.

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The ear that hears and the eye that sees - the LORD has made them both.

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Do not love sleep, lest you become impoverished; open your eyes so that you might be satisfied with food.

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"It's worthless! It's worthless!" says the buyer, but when he goes on his way, he boasts.

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There is gold, and an abundance of rubies, but words of knowledge are like a precious jewel.

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Take a man's garment when he has given security for a stranger, and when he gives surety for strangers, hold him in pledge.

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Bread gained by deceit tastes sweet to a person, but afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

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Plans are established by counsel, so make war with guidance.

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The one who goes about gossiping reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with someone who is always opening his mouth.

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The one who curses his father and his mother, his lamp will be extinguished in the blackest darkness.

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An inheritance gained easily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end.

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Do not say, "I will pay back evil!" Wait for the LORD, so that he may vindicate you.

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The LORD abhors differing weights, and dishonest scales are wicked.

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The steps of a person are ordained by the LORD - so how can anyone understand his own way?

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It is a snare for a person to rashly cry, "Holy!" and only afterward to consider what he has vowed.

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A wise king separates out the wicked; he turns the threshing wheel over them.

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The human spirit is like the lamp of the LORD, searching all his innermost parts.

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The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is gray hair.

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Beatings and wounds cleanse away evil, and floggings cleanse the innermost being.
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