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A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
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When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
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The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
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Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.
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The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
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The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.
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When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.
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The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.
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An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
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When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
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By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
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He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
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A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
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Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
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He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.
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A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.
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The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
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The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
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As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
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They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.
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Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
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As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
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The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
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There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth;
and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
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The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
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He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
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He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
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He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
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He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
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The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life;
and he that winneth souls is wise.
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Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.