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10 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his … 11 The Lord detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him. 12 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid. 13 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes. 14 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. 15 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 16 To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue. 17 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. 18 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels. 19 Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse. 20 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. 21 In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him. 22 Saying 1 23 Saying 7 24 Saying 20 25 These are more proverbs of Solomon, compiled by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah: 26 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool. 27 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. 28 The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. 29 Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.