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Don’t brag about tomorrow,
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Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth—
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A stone is heavy and sand is weighty,
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A person who is full refuses honey,
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Be wise, my child,[fn] and make my heart glad.
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Hebrew my son.
As in Greek and Latin versions (see also 20:16); Hebrew reads for a promiscuous woman.
Hebrew Sheol and Abaddon.
Or by flattery.

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