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Proverbs 12:22-24 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

22 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord,
    but those who act faithfully are his delight.
23 A prudent man conceals his knowledge,
    but fools[a] proclaim their folly.
24 The hand of the diligent will rule,
    while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 12:23 Heb the heart of fools
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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