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Proverbs 13:17-19 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief:
    but a faithful ambassador is health.

18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction:
    but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul:
    but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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Proverbs 13:17-19 New International Version (NIV)

17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
    but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.

18 Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame,
    but whoever heeds correction is honored.

19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
    but fools detest turning from evil.

New International Version (NIV)

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